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2014 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections

Sneak Peak of 2014 ASPR Annual Conference – Minneapolis

Resource Library Featured Item: Physician Recruiting Year-End Dashboard

Reminder: FASPR Recertification Requirements

February Webinar – Screening Candidates and the Law

2014 ASPR Board of Directors Nominations and Elections ASPR Board of Directors elections are coming up! This year we will elect the Secretary and the Vice President, Governance. The terms for these positions will begin in August 2014 and end in May 2016. The reason for the term ending in May 2016 is due to the transition of the ASPR Annual Conference from August to May. The official transition of Board Members occurs at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting which is held at the Annual Conference.


General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for nomination and election to the ASPR Board, candidates must be ASPR members in good standing for a minimum of one year prior to the election. Candidates must also be current active members on at least one ASPR Committee for at least 12 months prior to the Call for Nominations. Active committee participation is defined as attending 75 percent of the committee meetings (a waiver may be granted in recognition of contributions made outside of committee meetings for those that may not meet the 75 percent requirement). Board Members must be willing and able to travel to leadership meetings and the Annual Conference (expenses reimbursed), attend monthly Board Meetings via phone, and carry out the duties and responsibilities delineated in the official job description.

Additional position specific eligibility criteria must also be met due to the newly defined roles and responsibilities that resulted from the recent governance restructure:


  • ASPR member for a minimum of three years


  • Familiarity with Roberts Rules of Order
  • Experience dealing with ethics complaints and resolution
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters

Vice President, Governance

  • ASPR member for a minimum of three years
  • Served as a Board member or Committee Chair of ASPR or one of its Chapters


  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Experience with nomination and election processes
  • Experience with development and implementation of onboarding programs
  • Fellowship certification
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Job Descriptions

Important Dates

Call for Nominations:  March 4, 2014
Nomination Due Date: April 1, 2014
Ballots/Candidate Bios E-mailed: May 27, 2014
Ballot Due Date: June 10, 2014
Winners Notified: June 13, 2014
Results Announced: June 17, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:  Nominations and votes will be cast on the ASPR website. You will need your ASPR member username and password in order to log on to the website to nominate someone and to cast your vote!  Please be sure to obtain your username and password in a timely manner prior to the election deadline. You can do this on the ASPR website ( or by contacting Member Services at 800-830-ASPR (2777).

If you have any questions regarding the Election process, please contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, M.S., FASPR, or call 800-830-ASPR (2777).

Sneak Peak of 2014 ASPR Annual Conference – Minneapolis 2014 ASPR Annual Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from August 23-27 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The recently renovated Hyatt is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall. The hotel is within walking distance of shopping, dining and popular attractions like Target Field, Walker Art Center and Loring Park. It offers many guest amenities including a full service business center, an indoor heated pool and access to the StayFit Athletic Club.

The Annual Conference brochure will become available and registration will open around May 1.  The conference will hold the Fellowship Certification programs Saturday and Sunday. The main conference sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will end at noon on that last day. Based on feedback from our members, The Evening Event will now be held Monday night. The Education Committee is in the process of finalizing the Evening Event plans, but we can assure that you it will be a fun filled night! This year, room blocks have been secured at two locations – the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis and the Millennium Hotel. The Millennium is conveniently located across the street from the Hyatt. Room blocks will open at the time of registration.

The hotel room blocks offer a rate of $189/night (plus tax) at the Hyatt and $185/night (plus tax) at the Millennium. Conference registration fees will be as follows: 

Member By 7/24

Member After 7/24

Non-Member By 7/24

Non-Member After 7/24

Single Fellowship Module





Two Fellowship Modules





Main Conference





Main Conference + One Fellowship Module





Main Conference + Two Fellowship Modules





We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Minneapolis! 

Resource Library Featured Item: Physician Recruiting Year-End Dashboard

Description: put a lot of time and effort into filling positions, but are you being recognized for your efforts and accomplishments? If you aren’t reporting regularly to your administrators, they may not have a clear understanding of how much work you are actually doing. Even if you don’t have a fancy database or tracking system, you can still create reports and present useful information to justify your role in the organization and show that you are the expert when it comes to physician recruitment.

If you find it a challenge determining what to report, check out this excellent example in our Resource LibraryPhysician Recruiting Year-End Dashboard. This is labeled a "year-end” document, but these data points could be shared on a more frequent basis like quarterly or even monthly. To show your data against national averages as shown in this example, be sure to get a copy of the ASPR Benchmarking Report.

Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Please send documents that you feel may be helpful to the Resource Library Committee.

Reminder: FASPR Recertification Requirements

As a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR), it is important to demonstrate continued commitment to education and advancement in the physician recruitment profession. In an effort to ensure that FASPRs maintain an appropriate level of education commensurate with the FASPR designation, ASPR has developed FASPR recertification requirements.

Beginning January 1, 2012, FASPR certification will be valid for three years from the date of certification. Recertification will be required within three months of the FASPR expiration date. FASPRs who obtained certification prior to January 1, 2012 will have three years to obtain their recertification requirements and must meet recertification requirements by January 1, 2015. The following criteria must be met in order to obtain FASPR Recertification:

  • Must be a current ASPR Member in good standing
  • Obtain a minimum of 24 CEUs over the three year period since most recent FASPR certification
  • If 24 CEUS are not obtained, recertification may also be obtained by re-taking and passing all three fellowship exams
  • Requirements must be met within three months of FASPR expiration

If these criteria are met, you will receive a new FASPR Certificate upon your recertification. Once you have re-certified three times, you will receive a Lifetime Certification and will not be required to re-certify again.

Learn more about eligible CEUs, the recertification application process, and FAQs on the ASPR website.

February Webinar – Screening Candidates and the Law

Register today for this FREE webinar on February 26 at 1 p.m. EST. Can’t make it?  View it later on demand!

Presenter: Anna Jarecki, AccuCheck

Sponsored by: PracticeLink logo

I can't ask that ... can I? Living in a litigious society means hospitals are vulnerable if patients feel an outcome is negative; but what about screening candidates? What if a candidate is dissatisfied with your process and outcome? Is your screening process compliant? Are documents up to date? Better check it out before you check them out or you could find yourself in legal hot water!

The world of background checks has changed considerably in the past 20 years. There is more information available but also more restrictions and regulations governing its use. How can you screen thoroughly and effectively without violating state or federal laws? Find out how different laws impact everything from the questions you are asking to what to do with negative information if any is revealed.

This webinar will cover the FCRA, the CFPB, the EEOC, FACTA, using Social Media and more. You’ll learn what you can ask, what you can uncover and what can you use during the screening process. Legally!

Learning Objectives:

  • Review internal process for compliance with federal regulations, applicable state statutes and/or local ordinances.
  • Review internal documentation for violations and exclusions/inclusions of prohibited/permitted language.
  • Examine content/scope of current screening results for adequacy, relevance and compliance.
  • Recognize areas of concern requiring updates and be able to provide input for improvement based upon sources and references provided in presentation.

Important Dates
Webinar: Screening Candidates and the Law

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