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Upcoming Meetings - Mark your Calendar!

2016 Programs:

  • 10/ 12/16
    • Topic: "An Investigative Resource for H.R. Professionals"
    • Presenter(s): Julie Russell
  • 11/09/16
    • Topic: Legislative Update (including Wage and Hour changes)
    • Presenter(s): Tony Renning and Chad Wade
  • 12/14/16 - TBD 


Please join the Oshkosh Area SHRM Chapter at Menominee Park - Shelter 1 on Wednesday, August 28th from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM for our End Of Summer Picnic!

The cost is $5 per person - includes brats/hotdogs & beer/wine

There will also be a basket raffle! If you or your company would like to donate a raffle basket please contact Courtney Hess (chess@silverstarbrands.com) or Sabrina Johnson (johnsosj@uwosh.edu)

Hope to see you there!


"An Investigative Resource for HR Professionals"

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Location: UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration / Networking – Breakfast Included
8:00 a.m. Announcements
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Program

Approved for 1.5 general credits toward PHR/SPHR Recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute

SHRM PDC(s): 1.5 (approved)  Oshkosh Area SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Presentation Description:

This program will address how to vet a reputable P.I. company, expectation of fees, and services offered.  Details will be provided related to Fraud/Internal Theft, Background Investigations, Workplace Violence Threat Assessments, and how surveillance is used to augment internal investigations.  Particular focus will be on mitigating risk in various scenarios.  Attendees will have an opportunity to pose specific scenarios and get feedback from Investigator Russell, who has over 24 years of law enforcement, investigative, and corporate security-related experience.


Julie Russell is the founder of DIVERSIFIED investigations, llc and the V.P. of Operations, actively working cases as a private investigator.

Julie retired from the City of Appleton Police Department where she served the citizens of Appleton for nearly 12 years.  In the last eight years with Appleton, she served as a Drug Investigator with the Lake Winnebago-Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group/Drug Unit, as well as a White Collar Crimes Investigator.  Julie, a Senior Sergeant, spearheaded hundreds of investigations related to white-collar crimes, and specialized in the investigation of identity theft and crimes over the Internet.  Julie was nominated for Officer of the Year in 1997 and 1998, and received the Distinguished Service Award on May 14, 1997 for “Outstanding Performance of Drug Enforcement Duties and the Relentless Pursuit of Criminals in the Fox Valley.”

Beyond policing, Julie has worked in the private investigations/security sector for 14 years.  Julie specializes in Workplace Violence Threat Assessments, Worker’s Compensation Fraud, FMLA Abuse, Internal Theft, Corporate Compliance, and General Investigations requiring her exceptional interviewing skills.

Julie donates her time as an adjunct instructor and subject matter expert for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C, http://www.nw3c.org/) and with them has instructed the Financial Records Examination and Analysis (FREA) class.

Julie has lectured extensively to local groups on the following topics:

  • ABC’s of Backgrounds
  • BSA and Money Laundering
  • Detecting Fraud
  • Deterring Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Internal Fraud: It Can Happen to You
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Investigative Issues for the Paralegal
  • Security Risk Assessment Guidelines
  • Practical Approaches to the Use of Outside Investigators in the Private Sector
  • Practical Approaches for the Use of Private Investigators
  • The Business of Private Investigations
  • Why Employees Steal

When Julie is able to find “spare time,” she enjoys golfing, traveling, and gardening.

Cost: $20.00 Members / $30.00 Non Members / Free to Student Members / $5 Student Non Members

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-investigative-resource-for-the-hr-professional-tickets-26845321078