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Welcome to Sierra Human Resources Association

Sierra H.R.A.

Truckee | Tahoe | Sierra Foothills

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!

Managing California Leaves of Absence

If you couldn't be present for this workshop, which took place on 4/27/2021, a recording is available through 5/28/2021.  You can access it by registering here.

In today’s work environment it’s more important than ever to have current absence management policies, clear administrative processes, and strong employee communication strategies. Discover how you can keep employees aware and engaged and ensure your policies align with your business goals.

Meet our Facilitator: Karen Trumbull English, CPCU, ARM—Senior Vice President, Spring Consulting Group, LLC, an Alera Group Company.  Karen leads a range of client projects in the areas of employee benefits, disability, absence management, workers’ compensation and voluntary products consulting. She helps clients figure out the best ways for all their different benefits offerings to work together. Her goal is to provide an experience that is as efficient as possible for both the employers and their employees.



Sierra H.R.A. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

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