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    Benefits of Joining CSSHRM

    • Stay current on national and state legislation.
    • Keep abreast of HR news, trends and employment issues.
    • Attend monthly training luncheon seminars at reduced member rates.
    • Network with HR professionals in your community.
    • Prepare for your PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification through your local chapter’s free study groups (see HRCI Certification in Core Leadership area).
    • Earn PHR/SPHR/GPHR certification points by volunteering with the local CSSHRM chapter.

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    The purposes of this Chapter, as a non-profit organization are:

    • to provide a forum for the personal and professional development our members;
    • to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills;
    • to provide an arena for the development and trust of relationships where common problems can be discussed and deliberated;
    • to provide an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members;
    • to provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues;
    • to provide valuable information gathering and dissemination channels;
    • to provide a pool of human resources management leaders for perpetuation of the Chapter and of SHRM;
    • to serve as an important vehicle for introducing human resource management professionals to SHRM;
    • to serve as a source of new members for SHRM; and
    • to serve as part of the two-way channel of communications between SHRM and the individual members.

    The Chapter supports the purposes of SHRM, which are to promote the use of sound and ethical human resource management practices in the profession and:

    • to be a recognized world leader in human resource management;
    • to provide high-quality, dynamic and responsive programs and service to our customers with interests in human resource management;
    • to be the voice of the profession on human resource management issues;
    • to facilitate the development and guide the direction of the human resource profession; and
    • to establish, monitor and update standards for the profession.

    Types of Memberships

    The qualifications for membership in CSSHRM shall be as stated below. To achieve the mission of this Chapter there shall be no discrimination in individual memberships because of race, religion, sex, age national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other legally protected class.

    Membership in the CSSHRM is neither transferable nor assignable. Membership in the CSSHRM is held in the individual's name, not an organization with which the members is affiliated.

    Professional Members - $75/yr

    Professional membership shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged as one or more of the following:

    • practitioners of human resource management;
    • certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute;
    • faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in the human resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited college or university and have at least two years experience at this level of teaching;
    • full-time consultants with at least two years experience in the field of human resource management; and/or
    • full-time attorneys with at least two years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to human resource profession.
    • Professional members may vote and hold office in the chapter.

    General Members - $100/yr

    • Any individual engaged in Human Resource management or who has earned a bachelor's degree or higher in HR or a related field and does not meet the requirements for Professional Member. General Members have voting rights and may hold office in the Chapter.  Membership in SHRM is encouraged.

    Resource Providers - $125/yr

    • Any individual who has a bona fide interest in Human Resources, based upon selling a product or service to Human Resources professionals. Resource Providers have voting rights and may hold office in the Chapter.  Membership in SHRM is encouraged.

    Student Members – Free

    Individuals who are:

    • a National SHRM student member;
    • enrolled either as full-time or part-time student, at freshman standing or higher;
    • is not employed or working on a full-time basis in an exempt Human Resources position;
    • enrolled in the equivalent of at least six (6) credit hours;
    • enrolled in a four-year or graduate institution and/or consortium of these or a two-year community college;
    • able to provide verification of a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management subjects, and
    • able to provide verification of the college or university's human resources or related degree program.
    • Student Members do not hold voting rights and may not hold elected office; Student Members may participate in volunteer roles.

    How to Join

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