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The District of Columbia Society for Human Resource Management (DC SHRM) is the local DC area chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). We are one of SHRM’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious mega-Chapters with over 500 members from the MD/DC/VA area. We have an administrative staff supported in large part by member volunteer effort, governed by a Board of Directors. If  you haven't heard of us, you may be familiar with our former name, the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area (HRA-NCA). 

Whether you are looking to make HR connections, explore career options, enhance your professional development, or volunteer, why not take advantage of the many DC SHRM resources we have available? We meet several times a month throughout the year to offer a variety of programming, including:

  1. Monthly Chapter Events (including HRCI and/or SHRM certification, food & beverages)
  2. Annual Conferences (focusing on HR, Compensation & Benefits, and Legal Affairs)
  3. HRA-NCA Compensation and Benefits Survey Products, including annual Survey Participation Events and Launches
  4. Mentor/Mentee Programs
  5. Certification Support for SHRM and HRCI - Study groups, prep classes, and resources.
  6. Networking Happy Hours
  7. Legal Programs, Webinars, and Updates
  8. Monthly Newsletters
  9. Social Media Outlets, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter


As a DC SHRM member, you’ll also find lots of interesting volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, speaking opportunities, a Job Board, scholarships, an up-to-date Blog covering current chapter news, events, etc., and the latest SHRM news.

HRA-NCA also offers the area’s most popular Compensation Survey, Benefits Survey, and Government Contractors Survey along with many more valuable survey resources.

Our members receive periodic email announcements from us to keep them on the cutting edge of HR happenings. Visit our calendar for news about our chapter and its events.

Current members can extend their membership by providing referrals. If your referral joins and pays dues, you receive 6 months free!

Job Seekers may join using our discounted Student rate. Job Seekers who are already DC SHRM members, let us know! We'll extend your membership by six months at no extra charge.

DC SHRM members also receive special discounts off of our Survey products and event purchases.
Members with full benefits can expand their networking with other HR professionals by accessing our searchable online member directory. You can connect with even more HR professionals via our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

A Note About Your Privacy:
The DC SHRM Member database is a portal intended as a benefit to our members, for sharing and connecting with one another. This portal, while accessible only by DC SHRM members in good standing, contains contact information that members may elect to share at their own discretion. Be cautious of what information you provide, especially if you do not wish to be contacted by telephone, email, or snail mail. Most chapter communications are delivered via email.  You are able to control what is visible in the member directory via your member profile (you must be logged in and a current member to see this).  

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