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About Us

    Where are we?

    • WA State SHRM Chapters page for more information about the 15 chapters in our state.
    • Click here for the SHRM Student Member Center which includes a feature to search for student chapters in your area.

    What is Washington State SHRM and what does it do?

    Objective of Washington State SHRM

    • 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.

    The Role of Washington State SHRM

    • To provide a forum for chapters to discuss common issues, problems, concerns and to share ideas and successes;
    • To facilitate information from chapters and the state council to the area and national boards and from the area and national boards to the state council and chapters;
    • To represent SHRM by visiting and communicating with chapters and promoting and sharing with members the services and benefits offered by SHRM;
    • To assess the needs of members and chapters, and meeting those needs by securing and /or providing information;
    • To adopt programs that will promote the progress, visibility, and welfare of SHRM and its members in the human resource profession; and coordinate state and national legislative affairs.


    • Like all state councils, Washington State SHRM is an autonomous entity that operates as an affiliate of SHRM.
    • Each state council conducts the affairs of a nonprofit organization under the general guidance of SHRM.
    • Washington State SHRM is responsible directly to the Pacific West Region and indirectly to the national SHRM Board of Directors.
    • Council activities shall be in compliance with, and subject to, the policies and procedures established by the national SHRM and Pacific West Board of Directors.
    • Washington State SHRM Director is a member of the NHRMA and Pacific West Board of Directors.
    • Volunteer leaders from around the state comprise Washington State SHRM.
    • Every Chapter President is a member of Washington State SHRM.

    Our Measures of Success

    • To meet our council goals,
    • To receive Honor State Council Achievement,
    • To meet the expectations of the Pacific West Board and SHRM.