Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Via Zoom

    Presented by: Mike Coffey

    Topic: Drug-Free Workplaces in an Increasingly Tolerant (and Stoned) Society 

    Marijuana has been partially or fully legalized in a number of states though it remains illegal under federal law. This challenges employers with what to do about employees who “partook” while in a state where marijuana is legal under state law.

    Beyond marijuana, the abuse of prescribed medications – particularly opioids – is increasing employers’ workers’ compensation costs, delaying injured employees’ return to work, and creating safety issues on the job.

    In this one-hour presentation, Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will review the legal, scientific, and practical landscape in regard to marijuana, opioids, and other drugs.

    Problem Addressed

    The challenges employers face in maintaining workplace safety and drug-free workplace compliance.

    Learning Objectives

    1. To understand the science behind drug tests.

    2. To understand the overlapping state and federal employment and safety-related legal issues affecting drugs in the workplace.

    3. To understand employers' options in drug testing prospective or current employees


    Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

    In 1999, he created Imperative to bring high quality, high tech, and high touch to the employment background screening market.

    Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

    Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work lists for both Fort Worth and Texas and was named the Texas state chamber of commerce’s small business of the year.

    Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

    Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife and they are one high-school graduation or juvenile court sentencing away from being empty nesters. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

    Pending Approval for Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and  for Recertification Credit through HRCI

    • 29 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Via Zoom

    Approved for 1.5 Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and

    approved for 1.5 (General) for Recertification Credit through HRCI

    Title: EEOC Mock Mediation

    You have heard about the EEOC mediation program and the benefits of attempting the process, but what actually happens on the day of mediation? Join seasoned EEOC staff as they demonstrate a mock mediation which will show you how the EEOC’s mediation program can be your partner in workplace solutions.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Observe the EEOC’s mediation process.
    • Explore and understand the benefits of using the EEOC’s mediation program.
    • Discover how options can be generated during a mediation session.


    Katherine S. Perez, ADR Coordinator-Katherine began her career with the EEOC over 27 years ago. Prior to assuming her current position as the Dallas District Office’s ADR Coordinator, she served as an Investigator, Mediator and ADR Coordinator for the former San Antonio District Office. In her present role, she oversees the EEOC’s mediation programs in the Dallas District Office, the San Antonio Field Office and the El Paso Area Office, which mediate employment discrimination cases throughout Northern, Western and Southern Texas, as well as, Southern New Mexico. Ms. Perez also presents on a myriad of topics relating to employment discrimination and mediation for various universities and organizations.

    Ernesto Escobedo has 28 years of federal government service, primarily at the US Air Force and US EEOC, where he has worked as an Investigator, Supervisor, and Mediator. He is certified SPHR and SHRM-SCP. 

    Ernesto is an Approved Instructor to teach the SHRM PREP-CLASS for the CP & SCP certifications.  Ernesto currently serves on the SAHRMA Executive Board & Treasurer Director. He was the previous SAHRMA Workforce Director.

    Cecil Warren, ADR Mediator- Cecil Warren has served as an ADR Mediator since 2012. Prior to his role as a Mediator, he held the position of Investigator and State & Local Program Manager with the EEOC.


    Gwen Sneed, ADR Mediator-Gwen Sneed joined the EEOC Dallas District Office from the

    Department of Justice in approximately 1985 where she transferred and was subsequently

    promoted to the position of Federal Investigator in the EEOC Oklahoma City Area Office.  She served in that position until approximately 1987 when she transferred to the EEOC Kansas City Area Office in the position of Supervisory CR/TIU  Federal Investigator.  Ultimately, she returned to the EEOC Oklahoma City Area Office in the position of Senior Federal Investigator where she was later promoted to the Supervisory Enforcement Federal Investigator, and thereafter, in October 2000, transferred to the position of ADR Mediator. She recently joined the EEOC Dallas District Office in the position of ADR Mediator.

    Manuel Medina, ADR Mediator-Manuel Medina began his career with the EEOC in 2014. Prior to assuming his current position as the El Paso Area Office’s Mediator, he served as an Investigator for the San Antonio Field Office. In his present role, he mediates employment discrimination cases throughout Northern, Western and Southern Texas, as well as, Southern New Mexico. Mr. Medina also presents on Equal Opportunity topics for the U.S. Army Reserves as he serves as his unit’s Equal Opportunity Leader.


    Danita Anderson-Richards, Investigator-Danita E. Anderson-Richards began her career with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2010 as a Legal Technician. She participated in the EEOC Mentoring Program with the intent of someday becoming an Investigator with the agency. In June 2014, Mrs. Anderson-Richards’ hard work and persistence was recognized when she became a Federal Investigator.

    Prior to coming to the EEOC, Mrs. Anderson-Richards served 24 years in the United

    States Air Force; and four years with Texas Department of Family Protective Services

    as a Child Protective Services Investigator.

    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Via Zoom or In Person at Norris Conference Center, 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

    Keynote Speaker: James L Banks Jr., J.D. General Counsel for SHRM

    Title: Washington Outlook: What’s Next for Workplace Public Policy

    Participants will:

     Gain an understanding of the foundations of policymaking; 

    • Learn how HR professionals can influence workplace public policy and how these changes may affect their organizations and workforce; 
    • Strengthen skills to help employers navigate and advocate for critical policy issues that will create better workplaces; and
    • Develop strategies to engage elected representatives on policies and programs impacting work, workers, and the workplace. 

    More Hot Topics: 

    • Staying Out of the Crosshairs: How Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Decide Whether They Are Going To Sue Your Company
    • LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace
    • Developments in Disability Discrimination Law
    • Online Harassment: Even working virtually, the problem continues and may increase in occurrences and complexities
    • Navigating Wage and Hour Issues in the New Administration and in Virtual Workplaces
    • Why the PRO Act (and other Biden NLRB initiatives) are Significant Challenges for South Texas Employers

    Pending Approval for Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and  for Recertification Credit through HRCI

Past events

10 Jun 2021 Get Back Together - Topgolf San Antonio SOLD OUT
8 Jun 2021 The Economics of Biophilic Design
25 May 2021 SAHRMA Coffee Talk: Foundations of Financial Wellness
20 May 2021 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
17 May 2021 Safety Committee Development / Operational Considerations for Returning to Work
11 May 2021 Managing Change through Stressful Times
27 Apr 2021 SAHRMA Coffee Talk-How to Build Team Culture Remotely
22 Apr 2021 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
13 Apr 2021 401(k) Plan Regulatory Updates, Reminders and Best Practices
30 Mar 2021 Coffee Talk - Total Rewards: What's changed and what you need to know for 2021
25 Mar 2021 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
17 Mar 2021 Taking CHARGE® and Action to Develop and Grow Your Career
16 Mar 2021 EEOC Overview
16 Mar 2021 Spurs Discount Ticket Offer!
4 Mar 2021 New Member Orientation
25 Feb 2021 SAHRMA's 2021 South Texas Human Resources Symposium
26 Jan 2021 Coffee Talk: Topic 2021 Now What?
22 Jan 2021 SAHRMA'S Virtual Happy Hour
12 Jan 2021 Brace Yourself: Predictions and Review of Employment Law for the New Administration
8 Dec 2020 Building Resilience in a Stress Epidemic
24 Nov 2020 Coffee Talk: What Worked and What Didn’t in Preparing for COVID-19
19 Nov 2020 CANCELLED SAHRMA Membership Mixer
17 Nov 2020 Special Invitation: SAHRMA – Virtual Career Mentoring Event
10 Nov 2020 SHRM & SHRM Foundation Virtual Career Mentoring
10 Nov 2020 Leveraging Coveted Veteran Skills In The Workplace
29 Oct 2020 SAHRMA Membership Mixer At Main Event
28 Oct 2020 Presented by SHRM & SHRM Foundation - Virtual Career Mentoring
27 Oct 2020 SAHRMA Presents: Coffee Talk "Unconscious Bias"
27 Oct 2020 Call for Volunteers! SAHRMA & Hiring Our Heroes Resume Workshop
22 Oct 2020 SHRM TX Webcast: Taking Action
21 Oct 2020 Latest COVID-19 Developments for Employers
20 Oct 2020 Fall Learning Event -- Mental Illness and the Workplace: Navigating the Mental Health Epidemic
20 Oct 2020 US EEOC Training: You Want Me to Investigate What? How to Conduct an Internal EEO Investigation
13 Oct 2020 Strengthening Strategic Alliances A Virtual SAHRMA Symposium
13 Oct 2020 US EEOC Training: Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA
2 Oct 2020 Webinar on The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
29 Sep 2020 SAHRMA Presents: Coffee Talk "Navigating the New Normal Tips and Tricks"
24 Sep 2020 SAHRMA Mixer at Ajuua!
8 Sep 2020 Maximum Engagement through Brain Friendly Conversation
27 Aug 2020 Come Quarantini with SAHRMA
19 Aug 2020 14th Annual Employment Law Conference
6 Aug 2020 SHRM Texas Webcast: Diversity & Inclusion: Is Anyone Getting It Right?
23 Jul 2020 SAHRMA New Member Orientation- Virtual
22 Jul 2020 SAHRMA Live Forum Chat
14 Jul 2020 Building Resiliency Through Six Pillars of Self-Care
18 Jun 2020 Come Quarantini With SAHRMA Part 2
16 Jun 2020 ADA and Pandemic Preparedness
9 Jun 2020 Energizers & Drainers: Using Strengths to Improve Team Effectiveness
9 Jun 2020 Unleashing Employees’ Intrinsic Motivation: Strengths-based Approaches to Employee Engagement
28 May 2020 Getting Texans Back to Work: How Companies are Adapting to the “New Norm”
19 May 2020 Return to Work: A Guide for Getting the Workforce Back Into the Workplace
14 May 2020 Come Quarantini with SAHRMA
5 May 2020 COVID-19 – Bringing Texans Back to Work: What Employers Need to Know
14 Apr 2020 CANCELLED, to be rescheduled at a later date. "Unleashing Employees' Intrinsic Motivation Strengths-based Approaches to Employee Engagement”
8 Apr 2020 CANCELLED Spring Learning Event, Mental Illness and the Workplace: Navigating the Mental Health Epidemic-Rescheduled to Fall Learning Event, October 21, 2020
27 Mar 2020 Webinar: EEOC Will Address COVID-19 Questions
26 Mar 2020 CANCELLED SAHRMA Membership Mix N' Mingle
25 Mar 2020 CANCELLED The Coronavirus Outbreak – This event has been cancelled due to travel restrictions applicable to our speaker and also the anticipated size of the group in attendance-we will contact you regarding a refund
22 Mar 2020 CANCELLED SAHRMA Event San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz-The NBA has suspended its season, which impacts the March 22, 2020 game. For those who have purchased tickets, we will contact you regarding a refund
19 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: SAHRMA New Member Orientation - By Invitation Only
10 Mar 2020 How to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market
2 Mar 2020 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
6 Feb 2020 SAHRMA Mix 'N Mingle
6 Feb 2020 SOLD OUT SAHRMA's South Texas Human Resources Symposium 2020
16 Jan 2020 SAHRMA Mix N' Mingle "Year in Review"
15 Jan 2020 University of Phoenix Career Fair 2020
14 Jan 2020 You’re Stressing Me Out! How to Handle Anxiety and Stress Claims under the ADA, FMLA and other Leave Laws.
2 Dec 2019 SAHRMA's Diamond Anniversary Celebration
14 Nov 2019 SAHRMA Mix N' Mingle - "Give Thanks"
12 Nov 2019 WE ALL SERVE - U.S. Military Readiness and Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve
7 Nov 2019 By Invitation Only: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
7 Nov 2019 Red, White and You Hiring Fair
7 Nov 2019 Annual Fall South Texas SHRM Seminar
29 Oct 2019 SAHRMA Mix N' Mingle
24 Oct 2019 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
23 Oct 2019 Bexar County 2nd Chance Job Fair
8 Oct 2019 Why is it so Hard to be a Woman (At Work)?
8 Oct 2019 Treats for Troops
8 Oct 2019 Inclusion. Getting to The Heart of Diversity
1 Oct 2019 The Fall Learning Event "Embracing New Technologies"
26 Sep 2019 SAHRMA Mix N' Mingle
10 Sep 2019 Leading a Culture of Cohesion
21 Aug 2019 13th Annual Employment Law Conference
20 Aug 2019 SAHRMA Mix N' Mingle
17 Aug 2019 Resume Writing Workshop
25 Jul 2019 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
24 Jul 2019 CANCELLED Special Session - Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
18 Jul 2019 SAHRMA Mix 'N Mingle
11 Jul 2019 EEOC Seminar for Employers
9 Jul 2019 Planning for Paid Sick Leave: What Employers Need To Know To Ensure Compliance with San Antonio’s PSL Ordinance
9 Jul 2019 Active Shooter Awareness: What Would You Do?
23 Jun 2019 Texas SHRM Reception
20 Jun 2019 New Member Orientation - BY INVITATION ONLY!
20 Jun 2019 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
18 Jun 2019 SAHRMA Mix 'N Mingle
11 Jun 2019 Employment Law 101
11 Jun 2019 Understanding the Workers’ Comp Process (What You Really Need to Know About Workers' Compensation)
23 May 2019 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
22 May 2019 2019 Annual Client Seminar
14 May 2019 SAHRMA Mix 'N Mingle
14 May 2019 Creating a Culture of Accountability that Leads to Increased Results
2 May 2019 OSHA Certification
25 Apr 2019 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
20 Apr 2019 San Antonio SCORE Event - Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
16 Apr 2019 Fiesta & Easter Bunny Mix 'n Mingle
11 Apr 2019 SACUCCA: Bridging the Gap Between Talent, Demand and Supply
9 Apr 2019 2019 Learning Event Immigration Economic Realities and Workplace Opportunities
9 Apr 2019 Shift Happens When You Influence
4 Apr 2019 Texas SHRM Advocacy Day
28 Mar 2019 New Member Orientation - BY INVITATION ONLY!
27 Mar 2019 March Madness & Trivia Nite Mix 'n Mingle
5 Mar 2019 Workplace Strategies for Addressing Mental Health Issues
7 Feb 2019 SAHRMA Diamond Anniversary Mix 'N Mingle
7 Feb 2019 South Texas Human Resources Symposium 2019 "SOLD OUT"
10 Jan 2019 SAHRMA Member & Texas A&M-San Antonio Mixer
8 Jan 2019 Success is not an Accident
11 Dec 2018 SAHRMA Holiday Party
13 Nov 2018 Why Hire Military Spouses
8 Nov 2018 CMA Warrior Transition Readiness Workshop
26 Oct 2018 Internships are Your Competitive Advantage!
11 Oct 2018 OSHA-10 Safety Workshop
9 Oct 2018 Learn About the BIAS Version of Yourself! APPROVED FOR 3 CREDITS!!
9 Oct 2018 What You Don’t Know May Hurt You: The Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Workplace
27 Sep 2018 New Member Orientation - BY INVITATION ONLY!
20 Sep 2018 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
11 Sep 2018 Everyone Communicates Few Connect
22 Aug 2018 12th Annual SAHRMA Employment Law Conference
21 Aug 2018 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
10 Jul 2018 What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Protections for Pregnant Workers
28 Jun 2018 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
28 Jun 2018 New Member Orientation - BY INVITATION ONLY!!
12 Jun 2018 Values Based Leadership - A Journey and Legacy
8 May 2018 How To Hire People
19 Apr 2018 SAHRMA Membership Mixer
17 Apr 2018 Active Shooter Response What's The Plan
22 Mar 2018 SAHRMA Membership Mixer - Let's Mix 'n Mingle
22 Mar 2018 New Member Orientation - BY INVITATION ONLY!!
6 Mar 2018 Your Employee Files: Your Best Evidence

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