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Quick Hits - August 17, 2022

16 August 2022

Quick Hits - August 17, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

CDC updates COVID guidance:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled significant changes last Thursday as part of a sweeping effort to overhaul the agency's COVID-19 guidance.  "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," CDC's Greta Massetti said in a statement announcing the changes.  Among the biggest differences...
Quick Hits - August 10, 2022

9 August 2022

Quick Hits - August 10, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

VETS 4212 reporting cycle has begun:  Starting last week, the VETS 4212 reporting cycle is on.  For more information, go to VETS-4212 Federal Contractor Reporting | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov). This report applies to any federal contractor or subcontractor with $150,000 or more in contracts regardless of the number of employees

Quick Hits - August 3, 2022

2 August 2022

Quick Hits - August 3, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Are Millennials utilizing employers’ saving plans?  Likely not.  According to Bank of America’s “2022 Financial Life Benefits Impact Report,” despite 58% of eligible employees participating in a 401(k) plan, 61% of them contributed below $5,000 last year. The study also found that fewer than one in 10 participants’ contributions reached the ceiling on elective deferrals, under IRS Section 402(g)—that is, $19,500, last year.

Quick Hits - July 27, 2022

26 July 2022

Quick Hits - July 27, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

EEOC changing the rules on COVID testing:  On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its COVID-19 FAQs.  Unfortunately, the update does not offer many specifics for employers, who continue to face the challenge of maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive work environment as more and more of their workers return to in-person work.
Quick Hits - July 20, 2022

19 July 2022

Quick Hits - July 20, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Do you feel like you are always on? Join the crowd: The ability to disconnect from work remains elusive for many professionals, according to survey data published this week by Fishbowl, a Glassdoor-owned social platform.

Quick Hits - July 13, 2022

12 July 2022

Quick Hits - July 13, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

OMB looking to change demographic collection requirements: Dr. Karin Orvis, the U.S. Chief Statistician and Branch Chief for Statistical and Science Policy at OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will be updating OMB Directive 15 or as known by its technical title: “Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.”

Quick Hits - July 6, 2022

5 July 2022

Quick Hits - July 6, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Should pay be cut for remote work? Remote work could be considered a priced-out benefit.  The latest edition of McKinsey's American Opportunity Survey queried 25,000 Americans in spring 2022 and it found that over half (58%) had the option of working from home at least one day a week.  One in three said that, if they wanted, they could work from home five days a week. And when workers are given the option of remote working, 87% of them will take it.
Quick Hits - June 29, 2022

28 June 2022

Quick Hits - June 29, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Wondering why we cannot find talent? Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.2% to 4.3% over the past year.  In Detroit area surprisingly, 4.6%.  Source:  BLS 6/17/22 

Quick Hits - June 22, 2022

21 June 2022

Quick Hits - June 22, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Resignations are estimated at 41% in 2021:   The U.S. job market may be cooling down, but Aon survey data shows that the Great Resignation had a real impact on employers throughout the past year, the global professional services firm said in a June 2 statement. 

Quick Hits - June 15 2022

14 June 2022

Quick Hits - June 15 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Mileage rate increased three cents:  In a rare move, because of increasing gas prices, the IRS has increased in midyear the mileage rate from $.585 to $.625 per mile.  Source:  IRS 6/9/22

Quick Hits - June 8, 2022

7 June 2022

Quick Hits - June 8, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Have you considered revamping your performance review process? The traditional approach to performance management has failed managers, employees, and organizations. Most of today’s performance management approaches, no matter what they are called, are often complex, emotionally burdensome, and time consuming, resulting in the most dreaded task managers have to do at work. For example, performance management is intended to measure employee performance and provide a feedback mechanism to...
Quick Hits - June 1, 2022

31 May 2022

Quick Hits - June 1, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

DOL issues new FAQs on FMLA—anxiety is now covered: While many people coping with mental illness may face barriers to treatment including social stigmas, a lack of available services or financial resources, the U.S. Department of Labor is determined to ensure that obtaining job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act is not another obstacle to overcome when workers seek the mental health support they need.  

Quick Hits - May 25, 2022

24 May 2022

Quick Hits - May 25, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

Do you have this benefit – egg freezing? By the time a woman hits her 40s, her chances of pregnancy drop to 5% per menstrual cycle, meaning five out of 100 women will successfully become pregnant per cycle, according to research from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Quick Hits - May 18, 2022

17 May 2022

Quick Hits - May 18, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

The American public is against racial preferences:  A new Pew Research Center report found that 74% think race and ethnicity should not be considered in admissions decisions. For gender, 82% think it shouldn’t be considered. The results extend to every racial group and to Democrats as well as Republicans. The findings come as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases, probably in October, on the future of affirmative action in admissions.
Quick Hits - May 11, 2022

10 May 2022

Quick Hits - May 11, 2022

Author: ASE Staff

I got a new job, now I am looking for the next:  The Great Resignation is far from ebbing, a Lattice report suggests 52% of respondents having worked for three months or less in their new role reported they are actively trying to leave their current company.

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