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    The Central Texas Human Resource Management Association (CTHRMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the human resource management profession. CTHRMA is a local affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource management profession. Established in 1976, CTHRMA is a highly recognized chapter in Texas and has been awarded Superior Merit Awards for the past several years, demonstrating our commitment to advancing the HR profession.

    CTHRMA is the premier association driving the Human Resource Profession to a position that is critical to organizational success. Our growing chapter develops professionals and provides opportunities to contribute to each other, our organization, and our communities.

    Our mission is to serve the needs of local human resource professionals by providing professional development through educational programs, leadership opportunities and networking. CTHRMA is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of human resource professionals in the Central Texas area.

    Benefits of CTHRMA Membership

    Monthly Meetings - Monthly meetings feature interesting and informative speakers with expertise in various areas of human resources. Most programs offer HRCI approved certification credits.

    CTHRMA Committees - Give back to your community, as an CTHRMA member, by volunteering for one of the CTHRMA Committee. There is a group for every interest!

    Networking Opportunities - CTHRMA membership provides an excellent way to meet your peers and to establish professional relationships.

    Membership Directory - Searchable, online membership directory that contains the name, title, business address, e-mail and telephone number of each member.

    SHRM Student Chapter - Students from local colleges and universities are available each semester to intern in your organization.

    Annual Conference - CTHRMA presents an annual conference that features renowned keynote speakers, outstanding workshops, and the opportunity for vendors to provide information on human resource products and services.

    Certification Study Groups - CTHRMA encourages professional accreditation through SHRM’s Human Resource Certification Institute. CTHRMA provides information concerning formal and informal opportunities to prepare for the PHR or SPHR examinations.

    Legislative Updates and Action - Information on key legislative proposals and how these proposals may impact your role as a human resource professional is presented at monthly meetings and on the CTHRMA website

    Career Center - A listing of human resource positions is available to CTHRMA members through the Career Center. Member companies seeking to fill positions may promote their opportunities through the CTHRMA Career Center.

    SHRM Affiliation - The Central Texas Human Resource Management Association is an affiliated SHRM chapter (#298). SHRM membership, however, is separate from CTHRMA membership. If you are interested in learning more about SHRM or applying for SHRM membership, you are encouraged to contact SHRM directly at 800-283-7476 or online at If you need additional information regarding CTHRMA, please email

    CTHRMA Membership Types

    Eligible individuals may become members of CTHRMA upon submission of a completed application with the prescribed dues and approval by the Membership Committee.

    To achieve the mission of the 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. Each local SHRM member is encouraged to attain membership in the Central Texas Human Resource Management Association as each local member of the Chapter is encouraged to attain membership in SHRM.

    Regular Member– Confined to those persons engaged in bona fide human resources/human resources-related management and/or industrial relations functions; the faculty member holding an assistant, associate or full professorship in human resources or industrial relations of their socialized phases at an accredited college or university or a current local member of SHRM in good standing throughout the Chapter membership year. Regular members may vote and hold office in the chapter.

    Student Member– Confined to those persons pursuing careers/studies in human resource management, industrial relations, business administration, and other human resource related career fields through college or specialized training institutions. Student members shall have no vote and may not hold office. The Executive Board shall set dues for student members.

    Retired Member– Continued membership is encouraged for those who have been active members prior to retirement. Membership may be retained with full voting rights with dues set at the same level as student members. Retired members may hold or be appointed to any position at the committee or chapter level.

    • Memberships are extended on an individual basis and are not transferable.
    • Membership dues shall be charged on a calendar year basis to each individual member.
    • All dues are payable prior to the end of the first quarter of the year.
    • New members joining in the fourth quarter of the calendar year will have the membership carry through to the end of the following calendar year. Members joining in the second and third quarter will need to renew membership at the beginning of the next calendar year.

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