Our new SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. released a simple message at the start of the year: Together and Forward. He refers to raising awareness about the true impact human resources has on the workforce of the future and how together we will move the profession forward. Texas SHRM is in total agreement. We understand the opportunity we have as HR professionals to be the transformative leaders our organizations and communities need. The state of affairs from a global, national, state and local front are ever changing and our ability to remain steadfast and in the moment while planning ahead for the betterment of the future is essential.

Many of our Texas SHRM volunteer leaders have been leading this charge in their local chapter and their workplace. Last year, we focused on how we could move the HR needle and identify how to measure whether we were winning or losing. By the end of the year chapters celebrated increased membership growth, created new partnerships, and demonstrated progress of goals while others faced unexpected hardships which turned into triumph. 

This year we anticipate further development of our business acumen to support our workplaces while serving a profession which strives to positively impact the future our workforce. All of this is possible because of the transformative leadership of our Texas SHRM volunteer leaders. 


2017 Funding News 

The criteria for the Certification payments for 2017 has changed to the following – it is now based on the number of SHRM certified SHRM members who recertify in 2017. Please be sure to share this info!!

SHRM Chapters and State Councils in good standing will be eligible for enhanced financial support based on the number of SHRM members who recertify between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

  • Chapters in good standing will receive $20 per each chapter member who is a SHRM member in good standing, primarily coded to the chapter, and recertifies for SHRM Certification during 2017
  • State Councils will receive $10 per each SHRM member in good standing (in-chapter and at-large) in the state whorecertifies for SHRM Certification during 2017
  • Payment will be made to affiliates in good standing in early 2018 based on the number of recertified members meeting the above criteria as of December 31, 2017

2016 Funding – Why Your Chapter May Have Received a Check!

If your chapter has received a check in the mail and are wondering where that came from, here is the SHRM chapter funding calculation for 2016.

As a part of the CFSP program, eligible chapters in good standing receive a portion of each primarily coded professional (non-student) SHRM national member’s dues. Primarily coded means the member has chosen your chapter as their primary chapter.  Members can belong to more than one chapter but only have one “primary.” This financial support is provided during the year, via a quarterly payment for 100% chapters (those chapters who require all members to be members in good standing of SHRM) or a twice-a-year payment for non-100% chapters.

2016 4th Quarter CFSP & Net Gains Payment are calculated as follows:

Chapter Financial Support

100% Chapters

$6.25 for each professional SHRM members primarily coded to the chapter as of December 31, 2016.

Non-100% Chapters

$5.00 for each professional SHRM members primarily coded to the chapter as of December 31, 2016.

Net Gain Payments

Calculated by subtracting the 12/31 national membership total for last year from the 12/31 national membership total for the current year and multiplying the difference by $25.00.

Additionally, your chapter also receives a SHRM Certification payment within the same deposit. This payment is calculated based on the number of SHRM members primarily coded to the chapter who are SHRM-certified as of December 31, 2016. We hope this program has aided the efforts of chapters to roll out, support and promote the SHRM competency-based certification and recertification.

2016 SHRM Certification Payment for chapters is calculated as follows:

$20 payment for every current SHRM national member primarily coded to the chapter with either their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP as of 12/31/16.

LaTonya McElroy, Texas SHRM Certification Director

Texas SHRM is proud to partner with Texas Association of Business and Best Companies Group to annually recognize the 100 best employers. Last month, we celebrated the winners at a Texas-sized gala event in Austin. It was a privilege to meet these fine employers and their teams as they received their awards. We are proud of the HR professionals who represented these employers. They collaborate daily with internal staff at all levels to create optimal workplaces to move their organizations forward.  http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/publication/?i=390670&ver=html5#{“issue_id”:390670,”page”:0} 

Texas Monthly publication of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas: http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/publication/?i=390670&pre=1

We encourage all employers of all sizes to consider participating. If you register, the company will be guided through a two-part assessment process which includes obtaining information from both the employer and employees. All participants regardless of making the list receive informative reports.

Visit www.bestcompaniestx.com. Registration begins in next month through August.

Hope to see your organization recognized in 2018!

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