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April Learning Lab

The Paperless HR Department

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Julie Callahan
Mid-Continent Casualty Company
Christy Ptak
Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital
and Kristen Brightmire
Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, LLP

The decision to convert from a paper recordkeeping system to an electronic system has been contemplated by HR departments across all industries for several years.  Some have made the conversion and others, for a variety of reasons, have not taken the plunge.

In 2003 the Human Resources Department at Mid-Continent Casualty Company decided to begin the process of converting from paper files to electronic.  The decision was made after observing the company's underwriting operation make the transition which resulted in increased efficiencies, improved service and long term cost savings.  Julie Callahan, Human Resources Manager, will provide details on the planning, implementation and future direction of Mid-Continent's system.  Kristen Brightmire of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, will provide attendees with:

  • A legal overview of electronic recordkeeping requirements; and
    "Lessons learned the hard way"

Join us as we take the first steps toward going paperless!


Kristen Brightmire heads the Employment Law Practice Group at Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P.  Ms. Brightmire has substantial legal experience in the labor and employment area, exclusively representing employers in every aspect of the practice.  In non-litigation matters, Ms. Brightmire has counseled numerous clients as to employee-related matters as well as drafted or reviewed policies, handbooks, employment contracts, severance programs, severance agreements, and relocation programs.  She has also represented her clients at every step of the litigation process from the administrative agency through trial and appeal. 

Julie Callahan is currently the Human Resources Manager for Mid-Continent Group. Mid-Continent Group is an insurance company that specializes in general liability, commercial auto and umbrella coverages. She has been employed with Mid-Continent Group for 11 years.

Julie received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern State University in 1996. She was awarded the Professional in Human Resources certification by the Human Resources Certification Institute in 2002.  Julie has been a member of TAHRA since 1999.

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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April 29, 2010 | 2 - 4 p.m.

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