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ACRA Webinar: Safety and Human Resources for CRM During COVID-19

  • 04/30/2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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*This webinar is FREE for ACRA members*

CRM firms have all adapted differently to the current pandemic. Some have focused on data processing and report writing from the office. Other firms have maintained strong field operations with new safety measures. All firms have had to follow changes to federal laws that may impact required employee benefits. These changes in safety and human resources policies bring with them questions associated with contract fulfillment, project staffing, project cost, and ethics that have not been faced by many CRM providers.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 30 at 2:00 pm EDT that will provide a preliminary conversation about the safety and human resources implications of the current environment. Our webinar will feature two brief presentations: one on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and its implications and requirements for human resources policies at CRM firms and the second on best practices for field and office safety during the pandemic. Following the presentation we will host a Q&A session to explore best practices and creative solutions to problems faced as the situation continues to unfold. Both firm owners and employees will learn about the paid leave requirements in the federal relief bills, increased safety measures in the field, and how you can go beyond just the legal requirements in both areas.

The discussion will be moderated by ACRA Continuing Education Committee Chair Cinder Miller, Vice-President for Operations at Gray & Pape. She will be joined by ACRA Health and Safety Committee Chair Dan Cassedy, Principal Archaeologist at AECOM, and Charity Touchette, Human Resources Director at Historical Research Associates.

Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

Speaker Biographies

Dan Cassedy

Dan Cassedy is a Principal Archaeologist at AECOM, with four decades of experience in cultural resources management at private CRM firms and as a review archaeologist for two SHPOs. At AECOM, he helps manage the efforts of over 300 CRM professionals in the US. Dan is currently President-elect of ACRA as well as the North Carolina representative for the SAA’s State Government Affairs Network.

Charity Touchette
Historical Research Associates

Charity Touchette is the Human Resources Director for Historical Research Associates. She is a SHRM-CP certified Human Resources professional with 15 years of experience with cultural resource management, non-profit, utility, and medical entities. Charity supports Historical Research Associates, Gray & Pape, and Northern Land Use Research Alaska and is responsible for the HR practice for all companies. She is well versed in the nuances of Human Resources practices in a CRM company.



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