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    Affirmative Action Planning 101: Understanding How to Complete a Plan in 2015

    Date: March 18, 2015, 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Anne Mary Cullins, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Hilton Garden Inn Solomons (Calvert County)
    13100 Dowell Road
    Dowell, Maryland 20629
    (410) 326-0303
    $30 HRASM Members; $35 Non-Members
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    SPEAKER INFO:  Kristyn Hurley, PHR, Berkshire Associates

    Kristyn Hurley is a Managing HR Consultant for Berkshire Associates Inc. As an expert in compliance, Kristyn has partnered with hundreds of companies, of all sizes and industries, to accomplish their affirmative action and EEO compliance objectives. With over fifteen years experience, Kristyn has successfully provided Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audit support, salary analyses, personnel action reviews, and HR strategic, functional, and planning assistance to Berkshire’s clients throughout the country.

    A talented communicator, Kristyn draws upon her expertise to train human resource professionals on the latest best practices, affirmative action, and compliance trends and updates. Kristyn is passionate about educating her fellow colleagues, which is why she regularly speaks at local and national industry conferences and meetings including the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) conference, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference.


    Kristyn is a HRCI certified Professional in Human Resources. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore.


    With all the recent Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) updates and changes taking place, federal contractors and subcontractors need to be prepared to complete 100% compliant affirmative action plans (AAPs). This timely session will take attendees back to the basics—ironing out the details of what it means to be a federal contractor or subcontractor, what their unique affirmative action obligations are, and the 101 on creating a compliant plan in today’s changing regulatory environment.

    Developing a complete and compliant affirmative action plan can be a challenging and confusing process. In this timely presentation, one of Berkshire Associates’ compliance expert, Kristyn Hurley, PHR, will guide attendees through the journey of simplifying their affirmative action planning processes—giving them the resources and information necessary to develop a compliant plan in the year ahead. Kristyn will focus on the basics of AAP, the latest regulations, and what it takes to be 100% compliant.

    Attendees of this timely session will leave with a better understanding of:

    • AAP related regulations

    • Who needs to complete an AAP

    • What constitutes a 100% complete AAP

    • Additional affirmative action obligations of federal contractors

    This meeting has been approved for 2.5 HR (General) recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
    As a SHRM Preferred Provider, this meeting is preapproved for recertification credits for our recertifying certificants of the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP credential.


    8:30am - 9:00am          Registration / Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:30am          General Meeting*

    * Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) will speak to attendees about their Tri-County leadership program.

    9:30am - Noon             Presentation


    Breakfast Buffet will consist of assorted seasonal fruit, breads, pastries; scrambled eggs, bacon & sausage, breakfast potatoes; and coffee, tea, and assorted juices.

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:     March 16, 2015


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