Sherman Minton Closure Drives Difficult Business Decisions – Local HR Company Provides Solutions

by | Sep 16, 2011 | News

  • Amy Letke

    Amy Newbanks Letke, SPHR, GPHR, is the Founder of Integrity HR, Inc. Amy provides workplace solutions to improve performance, reduce liability and increase profits. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success. Contact us for more insights - 502-753-0970 or

Sherman Minton Closure Drives Difficult Business Decisions – Local HR Company Provides Solutions

Integrity HR, Inc. has released a free resource guide for Metro Louisville employers that are creatively looking to design programs to deal with the challenges employees are facing in getting to work and home as a result of the Sherman Minton Bridge Closure.

As reported by Amy Newbanks Letke, Founder & CEO, “We’ve talked with many of our clients, and received calls from friends and employers, who needed help in determining what options to explore.  As a result of these calls, we have prepared a free report on the ‘Top 5 Tips Employers Should Consider’ to manage employee commuter challenges during this interim shut down of the Sherman Minton Bridge.

“Everyone is searching for options versus a two hour standstill in traffic.  We saw the Facebook postings, tweets from the bridges, and calls from business owners – so as a public service, we prepared this free report to provide some ‘not so obvious’ options for employers to be proactive in dealing with tardiness, absences, and the stress of traffic that has been thrust upon the community.”

Examples Ms. Letke recommends that are detailed in the Top 5 Tips Report include:

  1. Providing for interim flex schedules
  2. Looking at temporary changes in status -3/4 time scheduling vs full time to rebalance start/end times
  3. Altering shift start/end times temporarily to allow a group of employees to “trade” shifts or schedules
  4. Evaluating job sharing and work from  home options

Other detailed tips and instructions are specifically outlined in the report.  This report may be downloaded by employers or proactive employees at on the home page button “Top 5 Survival Tips For Employer Flexibility & Productivity During Shermageddon”.  Or click here.

“With the challenges and stress both employers and employees facing in dealing with these unforeseeable time frames associated with the bridge closure, it’s time to create creative and flexible interim policies and programs to help increase business continuity and meet customer needs.  At Integrity HR, it’s our job to be a proactive human resources advisor to the community, and we hope this report we’ve developed as a community service solution will be helpful  and effective for local employers who are seeking out options for better business practices.”

Amy Letke is available by phone at 877-753-0970 for interviews, to share information about recommendations to employers and to be a resource in developing policy documents to help employers proactively manage through this challenging time in our community.



Integrity HR is a human resource consulting and HR outsourcing firm headquartered in Louisville, KY.  With 7 staff members, it provides certified HR professionals to business and industry to assist in the areas of human resources compliance, audits, policy development, compensation plans , total HR outsourcing, training and education, and solutions to make businesses more productive and efficient.

Founded in 2007 by Amy N. Letke, Integrity HR is a certified FBE by Louisville Metro Government, and a 100% woman owned business.  Visit for more information about services, whitepapers and programs.

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