William E. Saufley, Esq. SPHR January 2003

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January 31, 2003

Friends and colleagues:

I am enclosing a copy of a recent press release announcing my certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, or SPHR.  After working in the employment and Human Resources area for much of the last decade—both as legal counsel and as an HR Director—I decided to enroll in a course of study and seek certification by this national organization.


My practice continues to focus on financial services organizations, small business, and employment matters.  By pursuing this course of study and certification, I hoped to expand my knowledge of Human Resources theory and practices, and maintain my appreciation for the full scope of HR management issues that extend far beyond the area of employment law.  I believe the work I have completed has provided me with both these kinds of benefits, and I hope to bring the added knowledge and experience to my work for clients.


I recently had occasion to write a brief article directed toward HR professionals—but applicable to a variety of audiences—regarding the newly commenced 121st Legislature.  The Legislature Is In Session: Why It Matters to Employers contains suggestions about how to track down pending matters of interest and participate in the legislative process.  For a copy (in Adobe® Acrobat® format), email me or view it at http://www.saufley.com/LegislationMatters.pdf.


RESPA Proposal. A speaker at the annual bar meeting warned that community banks and settlement service providers may suffer under a pending overhaul of RESPA.  Is your company affected? Read it here.

I look forward to any opportunity to assist in meeting your institution’s needs.

Bill Saufley

Press Release


Portland attorney William Saufley recently earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). The certification, awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), signifies that Saufley possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.

"Certification as a human resource professional clearly demonstrates a commitment to personal excellence and to the human resource profession," said Susan Meisinger, SPHR, President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). HRCI awards two levels of certification: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

To become certified, an applicant must pass a comprehensive examination and demonstrate a strong background of professional human resource experience.

HRCI is the credentialing body for human resource professionals and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest organization dedicated exclusively to the human resource profession. The Institute's purpose is to promote the establishment of professional standards and to recognize professionals who meet those standards.

For More Information Contact:

William E. Saufley, Esq., SPHR
PMB 1251, 89 Auburn Street, Portland, ME 04103-2103
Tel: 207.650.2190
FAX: 207.878.2479
Internet: bill@saufley.com


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