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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 2022 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 11, 2023 to June 14, 2023
    Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, 300 Convention Center Drive Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Register Here!

    Join us at SHRM23 for the largest gathering of HR professionals on Earth in...

  • July 27, 2023 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
    Cheney Stadium SPS SHRM will have a Private Bullpen Party Deck 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405

    Register here!

    All South Puget Sound members are welcome to join us for conversation, drinks, BBQ, and baseball!

    There will be a fundraiser raffle for the SHRM Foundation as well--if you'd...

  • August 17, 2023 - 7:45am to 9:30am

    Registration Coming Soon!

    This chapter meeting topic and speaker is TBD. Please check back soon for more details!

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