Florida Association of Special Districts Welcomes New Content Partner: Employers Association Forum (EAF)

In the spirit of sourcing and vetting new benefits and resources that will assist our members with their special districts, FASD has added a new content partner. Employers Association Forum is a non-profit corporate member-based association dedicated to serving the business and HR community with proven HR tools, HR hotlines, legal compliance, news and trends, surveys, economic data and more.

EAF special offer – Free trial, 10% off first year EAF membership dues when a district renews

Our content partners are subject matter experts who provide tools and best business practices relevant to leaders of special purpose government. As a content partner, EAF is offering FASD members a free trial, including 30 days of unlimited use of the organization’s HR hotline consultation, EAF News of the Week and training discounts plus free webinars. After the trial, FASD members can receive 10% off total dues for the first year of membership if they wish to join EAF.

You will receive your complimentary certificate once your district renews.

What this means for our members

Members who have HR questions or need advice on complicated situations can call into the hotline and an EAF certified HR professional team member will provide immediate or same day consultation or research. If a legal or technical response is necessary, the consultation will be referred to an attorney, healthcare/benefits specialist, safety/security engineer or industrial hygienist, or a cyber security/IT specialist.

An example of the quality of resources available to EAF members is access to attorneys from Ford & Harrison, LLP, a nationally recognized labor and employment law firm that serves business owners exclusively.

“EAF brings the HR information special districts need to know directly to them by providing survey data, trends, training programs and access to hotline consultations. This allows special districts to function efficiently and compliantly, helping them succeed,” said Christine Crews, Vice President, Human Resource Services of EAF.

EAF’s services include:

  • Hotline consultation for HR, legal, safety and cyber security questions and situations (no fees or caps)
  • Access to CCH HR compliance library and interactive software tools
  • Access to HR publications and surveys
  • Training and development courses, webinars, kits, briefings, etc.

“Special districts find particular value in EAF’s services because many do not have the ability to fully staff the HR function and often outsource or delegate as a shared responsibility to a leader in their district,” said Crews. “With EAF, you can talk through a particular employment situation, receive timely answers to your questions and access to trends, surveys, publications, and other information to help you make educated decisions. EAF’s services augment in-house or external HR support.”

EAF serves over 2,000 business and HR professionals from member companies in 24 states. The membership covers almost 300,000 employees from virtually every business sector. EAF is affiliated through membership with the Employers Associations of America, which together serve 60,000 businesses and 7,000,000 employees.

If you’re a FASD member interested in enrolling in the free 30-day trial, you will receive more information in your membership renewal confirmed payment statement.

To learn more about EAF, visit https://eafinc.org.



"Employers Association Forum (EAF) provides our organization with resources to assist our Human Resources Department with resources that can also be used by our Safety and Payroll Departments.  Whether it is salary surveys, sample manuals or forms, the HR Hotline with attorney partners when needed, the Human Resources tools offered are valuable to our organization.  We also find the referrals for consultants and trainers very beneficial to our organization.  The EAF Team is always helpful and informative, they offer services that can strengthen any size HR Department."

Karen Dual, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Human Resources Director


"In my 17 years as a successful leader with AppleOne, one of the keys to my success with clients are the partnerships we create within the community. We have the ability to work with and support a tremendous number of organizations, and it is truly a gift when we can align with ones that share our heart to serve."

Nicole McMurray
Regional Leader
AppleOne Employment Services



About EAF

EAF is a non-profit corporate membership-based association dedicated to serving the business and HR communities with world-class HR tools, hotlines & legal compliance, news & trends, surveys & economic data, benefits & insurance, risk management, training & consulting, and leadership & organizational development. Click here to learn more about EAF membership benefits.