HR Headline Roundup for February 3-7, 2020

What Should HR Professionals Know About the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak?, CUPA-HR

Add the links from this overview to your own bookmarks for emergency response and preparedness. Finding ways to deploy the college HR association’s Telecommuting Toolkit could prove beneficial under any circumstances.

 

Vacancies at West Virginia Office of Technology a Risk Factor for Cyberattacks, Charleston Gazette-Mail

With 48 open positions and an inability to compete with private sector employers on salary, the state is also finding it difficult to retain the recent college graduates it does hire to provide IT services. Administration Secretary Allan McVey tied difficulties with responding to a recent ransomware attack on a county school system directly to staffing challenges.

 

U.S. House Votes to End Controversial Payments for Postal Service Retirees' Future Health Care , Government Executive

Prefunding projected pension costs accounts for more than 80 percent of the annual deficits reported by the federal post office for 13 straight years. The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382) and a companion Senate bill will eliminate a requirement placed on no other retirement plans.

 

Vermont Governor Vetoes Paid Family Leave Bill, VTDigger

Members of the state House this week failed to overturn the veto of the closely watched bill, which would have required public and private employers in Vermont to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave for caring for a newborn and up to eight weeks of paid leave for caring for a family member. The governor’s principle objection involved funding the benefit. The rejected legislation called for a payroll tax that would initially collect $39 million per year.

 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Visually Engaging Emails, NACE

“At the top of the email,” the author states in what is probably the best single tip, “add content about the position and company that is relevant and exciting to the students you’re targeting.” In other words, get right into the details a pontential hire craves.

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