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SHRM President Henry Jackson speaks about new SHRM Certification

Click here to view the presentation from Hank Jackson regarding SHRM's new competency-based certification.   Click here to access the presentation slides from the event.  Questions or concerns?  Please contact us or SHRM directly by going to the certification page


SHRM is pleased to announce the posting of a SHRM Certification Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to help SHRM affiliates and members better understand the new SHRM Certification as well as what's in it for them.  Click here for more information.


2015 Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference

Washington State HR Council is now seeking presenters and sponsors for our annual conference. The sponsorship and presenter information is now available on our 2015 Conference page.  Please feel free to contact our 2015 Conference Director if you have additional questions.


2013 PINNACLE AWARD WINNER for the Veteran Pre-employment Academy

Photo Above: Washington State Human Resources Council at SHRM National Leadership Conference

  • DEVELOPED a statewide initiative Help returning veterans transition into employment readiness
  • PARTNERED with WA DVA Veterans Conservation Corps
  • CONNECTED veterans to available employment resources
  • CREATED diversity awareness and military cultural competence in the civilian workplace
  • 100% Participation of Washington state chapters in any of the following: Job preparedness/networking events, Shadow Days/Internship opportunities, Resume/cover letter writing clinics, Career fairs exclusively for veterans, Online job search training or Diversity training for HR and Hiring managers


Sponsor WSC 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!  First time SHRM members can use this form (click here) for a discounted membership.


HRCI Certification Program

Interested in becoming HRCI certified?  Click here to access the SHRM Educational Products Store to purchase the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR.  If you are working towards certification, you must also complete a secure application form through the HR Certification Institute by clicking here.


About Us 

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. 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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  • September 18, 2014, 8:00am – 12:15pm
    TRAC 6600 Burden Blvd, Pasco, WA

    Click here to register and reserve your seat or complete this form returning it to the contact listed.

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  • September 29 – October 1, 2014
    Spokane Convention Center Spokane, WA

    For details please visit

  • September 29, 2014, 8:00am – 11:30am
    Red Lion Hotel at the Park West 303 North River Drive Spokane, WA 99201

    Our meeting will be held at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

  • October 13-15, 2014
    Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

    Held in the culturally vibrant – and thriving - city of New Orleans, the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition is the premier diversity event of the year. We invite you to join HR professionals, diversity practitioners and other peers for professional and personal development, networking, and...

  • October 14, 2014, 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Vancouver Hilton Conference Center, 301 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

    The Southwest Washington SHRM Annual Conference provides learning and development opportunities that cover every aspect of the Human Resource profession, presented by national and regional experts.

    Everyone is invited to attend....

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