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2013 -A Year in Review
Below are the highlights of 2013 and an exciting preview of 2014:
CHAIRMAN: Kenneth Baer Staff Accountant Orange County Regional History Center Rich Blue VP, Human Resources E‐One Dawn Butler VP HR, Corporate, ADI & US Compliance Tupperware Brands Corporation Shannon Early, SPHR Human Resources Director Waste Pro USA, Inc. Kristine Flores HR Director ‐ Orlando, Charlotte, Clermont Toyota of Orlando Paul Gonzales Compensation Manager Universal Orlando Beisy Hernandez Human Resources Manager Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, Inc. Lynnette Holsinger, SPHR, GPHR Human Resources Director Nature Coast EMS Joan P. Hughes VP of Administration Children’s Home Society of Florida Joe Hurt Chief Operating Officer RLH Construction F. William Poole Operations Manager Collins Manufacturing, Inc. Joy Theiss Vice President of Human Resources Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. Jane Trnka, SPHR Executive Director, Career Dev. Center Rollins MBA Crummer Graduate School Robert Zicker, SPHR General Manager Fibrenew, Halifax CHAIRMAN EMERITUS: Mr. Lou Whitney President ProSports USA GENERAL COUNSEL: Mr. Thomas C. Garwood, Jr., Esq. FordHarrison LLP ACCOUNTANT: Mr. Kurt Seland, CPA Newman, Seland & Oppenheimer, P.A. EAF PRESIDENT: Ms. Rita K. Manny, SPHR Î 44 new members joined EAF Î No Dues Increase Î Expanded member services Î New state‐of‐the‐art offices, computer server, so ware, training equipment & facility 50 new members join 2012 and we 24 Free Member Hotlines
(HR, Legal, Safety, Cyber Security)
WOW! We provided aid, assistance and recommendations in response to
over 3,500 calls and EAF consulting and training inquiries in 2013.
In partnership with IOA, members were provided a complimentary
Healthcare Reform Help Desk and programs to educate and guide
through all the implementation and compliance stages of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
WOW! IOA/EAF/FordHarrison LLP sponsored and presented 5 webinars
on HCR updates throughout the year with a total of 1,426 participants.
WOW! Over 318 members currently “like” or “follow” EAF’s weekly HR
News posts and that number is growing daily!
Training (Free & Discounted to Members)
Seminars, Roundtables, Briefings:
EAF offered 74 seminars and 67 webinars that included over 50 SPHR Strategic Leadership
training certification hours .
• EAF offered four HR Executive Roundtables and offered four Safety Forum meetings.
• EAF and Ford & Harrison LLP co-sponsored our free Annual Meeting/Employment Law
Briefing in October with attendance of 120.
• EAF continued the partnership with UCF Continuing Education for members to receive
$100 discounts on fees to attend the PHR, SPHR, GPHR SHRM Learning Management test
preparation programs.
• EAF was a Gold Sponsor at the 2013 SHRM HR Florida Conference.
WOW! 41 free member webinars were provided.
WOW! EAF continued partnership with CAI (sister employers association) to offer PHR/SPHR/
GPHR online certification study webinars with 90% pass rate on actual PHR/SPHR exam.
• Sponsored Florida Public Human Resources Association Conference and website.
NEW – Partnered with Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando to provide “HR Corner” in weekly
“Vision” magazine.
NEW – Developed free EAF Training Kits (PPT Quizzes & Instructor Manuals): FMLA &
Workplace Violence
Safety Streaming Video Library/EAF Online University
(Free & Discounted to Members)
WOW! Close to 100 members are taking advantage of the free streaming video library and the
discounted Safety Online Institute.
Members continued to take advantage of the 10 free online training courses.
NEW – Free infographics, job aids, e-books & BizBlog from BizLibrary.
HR Management Library (Free to Members)
Available 24 / 7 / 365
WOW! Members logged close to 1,000 sessions, conducted 1,700 searches and viewed
approximately 11,900 documents! Features continually promoted:
• Federal & State Employment Laws (full text, summaries & case law)
• Performance Reviews (software)
• Job Descriptions Writer (software)
• HR Management Ideas & Trends Newsletter
• Compensation Data from BLS
• White Collar Exemption Advisor
• Per Diem Lookup Tool
• Capability to save Research Documents in their own folder
• FMLA/ADA Advisor
• Employment Law Blog
• Tracker ability to filter news and state laws
NEW – PayScale Wage & Salary Calculator
Revised, Conducted & Published EAF Surveys
(Free to Members):
Florida Wage & Salary Survey
Florida & National Salary Budget Survey
Florida & National Policies and Benefits Survey
Alabama Wage & Salary Survey
NEW – Trend Surveys & Statistics
• Turnover (annually)
• Job Absences (annually)
• Holiday Survey (annually)
• Economic Trends Survey (annually)
• Workplace Violence
• Training Needs
Revised/Maintained EAF Publications (Free to Members):
HR Records, Reports Retention Guide.
HR Audit.
Sample Employee Handbooks, Model Policies and Personnel Forms.
Federal & State Employment Laws & Posters (FL, AL, GA, MS, MD, LA, TX, TN & NJ)
Continued publishing all newsletters (The Forum, E-Verify, EEO/Affirmative Action,
Management Update and Aetna Resources for Living).
• Continued the collection of union data for all targeted states, plus others in 5 NLRB Regions
in Southeast US and posted monthly on EAF website (FL, AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN, TX, &
WOW! Added 112 Legal Alerts
NEW - Added White Papers (by HOPS International):
* The Resurrection of Human Resources
* Employee Engagement and the Role of Leadership
* Breaking Down the Silo Syndrome
NEW - Toolkits:
* Violence in the Workplace
* Telecommuting
NEW - FCRA Compliance Kit from FordHarrison LLP
NEW - Interactive Employee Compensation & Benefits Statement in Excel (to calculate annual
value of individual employee wages/benefits).
NEW - Benefits Buzz & Benefits News Bulletins from IOA
NEW - Manager Quarterly Newsletter from Aetna EAP
Cosponsored, Conducted & Published
EAA-Employers Associations of America National Surveys
(Discounted to Members):
Executive Compensation Survey
Wage & Salary Survey
Sales Compensation & Practices Survey
Information Technology & Engineering Compensation Survey
On-Site Training, Consulting & Insurance Services
(Discounted to Members):
674 member requests for information or proposals for EAF Associate Services (On-Site Training,
Consulting & Insurance Services) were received.
EAF continued its partnership with (IOA) Insurance Office of America and a growing number of
members brokered their benefits with IOA and reaped the following value-added rewards:
• EAF Membership Paid by IOA
• COBRA Administration Paid by IOA
• HRIS Software Provided by IOA
• Hewitt Advocacy Services Paid by IOA
NEW - Offered Part-time HR Administration and Project Consulting.
NEW - Partnered with Bravo Wellness & IOA to offer members outcomes-based corporate
wellness programs.
NEW - Partnered with Medcom to offer discounted Employee Benefit Plan Administration,
Compliance Services Actuarial Reporting and Consulting (COBRA, HIPAA, HCR “pay or
play” analysis, etc.)
Exciting Preview of 2014
We are committed to providing premier, cost-effective HR solutions
and will continually strive to better serve you each year!
Over 50 webinars/briefings and over 70 training programs are scheduled for 2014 on a
variety of HR topics - free & discounted to members.
Continue the development of stand alone Training Kits on key HR area that will include
PPT, quizzes & instructor materials - free to members.
Offer new BizLibrary collection including mobile application/access to over 4,000 e-learning
and streaming videos - discounted to members.
Visit: to view the schedule.
New Toolkits, Trend surveys, legal alerts, white papers, policies, forms, revised surveys and
member publications will be added to the “members only” section of the website throughout
the year. EAF will continue to develop pertinent research information for the members-only
website, as needs emerge, including:
- Internal Investigation
- Orientation/Onboarding
- Wellness/Smoking in the Workplace
- Independent Contractor
Trend Surveys:
- Turnover (2013)
- Volunteerism
- Supervisor Accountability Survey
- Holiday
- Job Absence (2013)
- HR Budget
- Inclement Weather
- Economic Trends (2014/2015)
Offer International/Domestic Leadership “Internet based live Leadership Consulting” through
HOPS International.
Please visit our website at and click on “Services” from the homepage
menu for a summary of the benefits of membership or calculate the value of your membership
Please let us know if you are missing any publications or need additional information.