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    The Sumter Human Resource Management Association is always looking for additional members to become part of our organization. We encourage all interested HR professionals to read and consider the following information, then to complete and submit the application provided. A member of the Board of Directors will contact you right away to activate your membership.

    Please contact one of the officers to complete an application.

    General Information

    Membership to SHRMA is limited to those persons who are actively responsible for, and who assist in, the Human Resources administration of their organization.

    Eligibility of applicants will be determined in accordance with Chapter By-Laws.

    Since membership is by individual and not by company, membership is not transferable within a company except under special circumstances described in the chapter by-laws.

    Current applicable membership dues are $135.00 per year. SHRM (National) members pay a discounted rate of $110.00. Student members pay $25.00 membership.

    Membership Categories

    Regular Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons actively engaged in the exempt professional, personnel/human resource administration work for at least two (2) years, and who devote at least fifty percent (50%) of their work time to human resource and or industrial relations functions for an employer.

    Associate Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons actively engaged in non-exempt, personnel/human resource administration work or exempt professionals with less than two years experience. This level is one that is below the Regular Member, but is one that does not include entry level, secretarial type work in it’s definition. The Associate Member is one who devotes one hundred percent (100%) of their work time to human resource and or industrial relations functions for an employer. Associate Members shall be in jobs such as Human Resource Generalist, Human Resource Assistant, etc. Persons in jobs such as Human Resource Secretary or Receptionist are not classified in the category. Associate Members shall vote and may hold office. Dues for Associate Members are the same as Regular Members.

    Special Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons who are personally (not the company they work for) a National member of SHRM and actively engaged in the company business or a business of their own, that devotes one hundred percent (100%) of their work time to any of the following functions of human resources: consulting, outplacement, HRIS, recruiting, temporary agencies, benefits, payroll. Special Members may also be defined as those faculty members holding an assistant, associate, or full professor rank in Human Resource Management or Employee Relations at an accredited college or university. Special Members shall vote and may hold an office. Dues for Special Members are the same as Regular Members.

    In-Transition Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons who fit the definition of a Regular Member or Associate Member, but are currently not actively at work. In-Transition Members must be a National Member of SHRM. In-Transition Membership will be for a limited duration of one (1) year. In-Transition Members shall vote and may hold office. Dues are the same as Regular Members.

    Student Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons that are currently a student with a HR/Business/Management major. Student Members shall not vote and may not hold an office. Dues for Student Members shall be set by the Board of Directors, who at their discretion, may waive dues.

    Honorary Member

    Membership shall be confined to those persons in good standing at the time of their retirement from any firm, organization or institution may be elected to Honorary Membership of the SHRMA by the vote of the Board of Directors. Honorary Members shall be entitled to full membership without the payment of dues, but will not have the right to vote or hold an office.

    Testimonials

    For those HR professionals considering a membership in the Sumter Human Resource Management Association, we encourage you to read a few of the testimonials below from current members.

    I have been a member of the Sumter Human Resource Managers Association for approximately twenty years (back in the old days it was called the Sumter Personnel Association). The association has proven very valuable to me in that it allows me the opportunity to network with human resource professionals not only at the monthly meetings but in the everyday world of HR. The exchanging of ideas at our monthly programs dealing with current HR issues is extremely useful to me. I actually have my present position because of a relationship I had formed in the HR association years ago. If you are in the human resources field and are serious about it, being a member of SHRMA is a must.

    Kenny Clark, SPHR
    Human Resources Administrator

    FTC, Inc.

    The Sumter Human Resource Management Association has literally been a “lifesaver” for me. When my co-worker and boss, Linda Lawrence, was tragically killed in an accident and I had to serve as the Interim Human Resources Officer, my SHRMA family was there for me 100%. The support and advice from the group was, and still is, incredible. Many thanks to my extended “family.”

    M.S.
    HR Specialist