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Welcome to the Washington State Human Resources Council

The objective of the Washington State Human Resources Council is to support SHRM members in the state of Washington with activities and communications which enhance, support Chapter leadership, and address state-wide issues in human resource management.


Save the Date

The 17th Annual Washington State Employment Law & Human Resources Conference is schedule for Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Check out our conference page for more details and registration information available mid-November.

Washington State SHRM Chapter Listing

Are you looking for a SHRM chapter in Washington State? Click here to check out our chapter listing page which includes informatton on each of the 16 chapters across the state and their website address, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile links.

Meetings & Events

The meeting and events page includes learning and networking opportunities throughout the state as well as opportunities with SHRM and NHRMA.

Designate A Local Chapter

Have you affiliated with a local chapter yet? In Washington, SHRM has 16 local affiliate chapters which provide additional programming, development and networking opportunities in the state. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM. Find a local Chapter and Designate a local Chapter.

When Work Works

The Washington State Human Resources Council is honored to be a When Work Works Community Partner. When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. Check out our new free resources: Guide to Bold New Ideas, and Workflex Guide Series.

Calling All Top Employers!  If you have a winning workplace – one that's effective and flexible – and want to be known as an employer of choice by today's top job candidates, apply for the When Work Works Award (formerly known as the Sloan Award). All applicants receive a free benchmarking report, the opportunity to stand out from competitors as an employer of choice, and local and national media attention.  Visit to learn more and apply.

Apply between August 17 and November 6, 2015.


Sponsor WSHRC Events

If you are interested in reaching out to HR professionals across the state of Washington, click here for more information.

SHRM Membership  

Click here to Join or Renew your SHRM membership!


About Us 

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • October 5-7, 2015
    Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232 (503) 235-7575


  • November 4, 2015, 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Bremerton Conference Center

    Workshop Title: Conducting Lawful Investigations

    Presented by: Deidra A. Nguyen of Littler

    This interactive, engaging, four-hour workshop will provide in-depth, hands-on training on how to conduct investigations of workplace misconduct or complaints in a way that is lawful and helps...

  • December 4, 2015, 8:00am – 4:30pm

    Tentative Agenda

    8:00am - 8:30am Welcome & Introductions  

    8:30am - 8:45am SHRM Update    

    8:45am - 12:00pm Old Business  

    12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH    

    1:00pm - 4:00pm New Business

  • January 28, 2016, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Olympia, WA

    Stay tuned for more details on this annual event.

  • March 18, 2016, 7:30am – 5:00pm
    Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue


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