HR Director, City of Murray
After working 13 years in HR and Safety in the manufacturing seƫng, I joined the City of Murrayas the HR Manager in June 2008. I am currently a KPHRA board member, a member of the Exeutive Board for the Calloway County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, and a member of the Murray Calloway County Wellness Consortium. In my free Ɵme, I enjoy road trips with my husband and two children, facilitating a DivorceCare group at my church, and going to watch the Tennessee Titans play in Nashville.
What drew you to KPHRA?
I visited the HR department at the City of Paducah to learn the diﬀerences between HR in the public and private setting. Their HR team highly recommended joining KPHRA and attending the conferences. After joining and attending my ﬁrst conference, I knew KPHRA was a great investment.
What do you and City of Murray get out of your KPHRA membership?
There are many beneﬁts an organization and individual get out of KPHRA membership. Being able to attend two conferences a year (that are aﬀordable) to be educated on current, relevant topics tailored to governments organizations in the areas of HR, payroll, beneﬁts, and more is one of the ways that we stay up‐to‐date on the changing laws and trends to be eﬃcient and stay compliant. Another beneﬁt of being a part of KPHRA are the relationships with other HR professionals. Being able to call or e‐mail questions to each other to get ideas on how to develop a policy, handle a situation, or compare information is an invaluable resource when most of us face limited funds, manpower, and time.
When you tell others about your experience with KPHRA, what do you tell them?
It is a great network of HR professionals that understand the challenges, rewards, and frustrations of being in the HR ﬁeld in the public sector. We learn from the presenters and from each other during our conferences, and we get to have fun in the evenings visiting places in diﬀerent communities while getting to know each other personally in an informal setting. KPHRA is a great investment for the organization and the individual.
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