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HR Checklists


The following checklists are available for SHRM members to use within their organizations to audit HR practices, assist with legal compliance and to analyze certain HR functions to help position the employer for success.



Checklist: Individual FMLA Leave Request

Checklist: FMLA Compliance

Health Insurance

Checklist: Domestic Partner Benefits Administration  

Checklist: COBRA Administration  

Checklist: Health Insurance Dependent Audit

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Checklist: LGBTQ+ Anti-Bias and Title VII Compliance

Checklist: EEO-1 Reporting  

Checklist: Affirmative Action  

Emergency Preparedness

Checklist: Emergency Preparedness for Human Resources (HR)  

Checklist: Emergency Telecommuting Preparation

Employee Relations 

Checklist: ADA Reasonable Accommodation  

Checklist: Employee Recognition/Awards  

Checklist: Performance Review Meeting  

Checklist: Return to the Office


Checklist: Employee Misconduct Investigation  

Checklist: Employee Accident Investigation  

Checklist: Retaliation Prevention

Mergers and Acquisitions

Checklist: Acquisition HR Due Diligence  


Checklist: Employment Recordkeeping Audit  

Checklist: Personnel File Audit

Checklist: I-9 Audit   

Checklist: Timekeeping Practices

Talent Acquisition/Staffing

New Hires

Checklist: Recruiting Quality Hires  

Checklist: Career Fair Recruiting  

Checklist: New Hire Orientation   

Checklist: Developing Onboarding/New Hire

Checklist: New Hire Preparation

Checklist: New Hire Paperwork  

Checklist: Hiring Process

Checklist: Job Offers     

Checklist: Ending Remote I-9 Document Verification Flexibility 

Pre-Employment Testing and Background Checks

Checklist: Pre-Employment Testing  

Checklist: Job Analysis/Job Description Physical Activities  

Checklist: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance  

Checklist: Selecting a Reliable Background Checking Company  

Independent Contractors

Checklist: Utilizing Independent Contractors


Checklist: Employee Termination

Checklist: Reduction in Force (RIF) Strategy and Selection  

Checklist: Death of an Employee


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