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Welcome to the South Puget Sound Chapter of SHRM


Welcome! 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.  To reach us, email



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  • Not yet a member of our local chapter? We are a dual membership chapter, so becoming a member is easy! When signing up or renewing your SHRM Membership, simply select South Puget Sound Chapter for your local chapter.  Learn more about joining here.
  • Looking for upcoming events?  Check our the Meetings and Events tab to stay on top of chapter meetings, conferences, and other special events.
  • Learn more about your 2024 Board here! We are all eager and ready to serve our membership and open to hearing from each of you!

Celebrating 50 Years of being affiliated with SHRM!

Our chapter became affiliated with SHRM in 1972, and we are proud to celebrate 50 years of partnership this year! 

Thank You to our Sponsors!




Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more here!


YesVets Initiative Update


WA State SHRM, Proud Partner of YesVets since March 2018.  As an affiliate chapter of WA State SHRM, we are also included in the partnership as YesVets Ambassadors.

Currently, there are 1074 participating YesVets employers and 4,670+ veterans hired. 

We encourage all businesses to become a YesVets employers and continue hiring veterans.

It is super easy to sign up.  Just click on the following link:  You will also find additional information about the YesVets program.


Need SHRM or HRCI Certification Credits?


SPS SHRM provides monthly chapter events, that in most occassions, are pre-approved for 1.0 SHRM & 1.0 HRCI Cerfitication credit hour.  You can see our upcoming events by clicking here.                   

Upcoming Events

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  • June 20, 2024 - 7:30am to 9:30am
    In-person and Zoom options available Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel 2920 East R St. Tacoma, WA 98404 Park in the east/hotel parking garage, and take the elevator up to the 4th floor (casino). When you get off the elevator, the hotel front desk will be off to your left and concierge will guide you to the event space.

    Register Here!

    Please join us for


  • June 23, 2024 to June 26, 2024
    McCormick Place 2301 S King Dr Chicago, IL 60616


  • July 18, 2024 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
    The Candle Bar 108B N Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371

    Registration Coming Soon!

    As a thank you for being a South Puget Sound SHRM Member, we are hosting this exclusive event and invite you to join us for candle making, networking, dinner, drinks, and a raffle! 

    Annual Raffle

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