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Welcome!  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Upcoming Events

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  • August 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    On June 22, Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana.  Possession of small quantities of marijuana immediately became legal.   Although most of the employer provisions don’t go into effect until July 2022, there are some more immediate concerns:

    • Are there current...

  • August 19, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Virtual webinar hosted by the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut

    Reasonable accommodation removes workplace barriers for individuals with disabilities so that they may enjoy equal employment opportunities.
    This presentation will provide HR with the information to help better understand accommodations that allow for the successful completion of a position’s essential duties.


  • September 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • September 9, 2021 to September 12, 2021
    Las Vegas, NV


    • Enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer in September
    • Brand new facility for safely participating in SHRM21, following the latest COVID-19 guidelines
    • Formats for all learning styles with full...
  • September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Please save the date for this event - details coming soon

    Webinar Time:
    To be determined

    This is a prepaid event.  Webinar access information will be sent to you the morning of the event.


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