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SAHRA Committees

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SAHRA provides excellent service to our members and to the HR profession largely due to the volunteer efforts of our members. Operating committees are designated to meet immediate and long-range needs for the association and to further the interests of members. Members are encouraged to participate in a committee.

Read about each of the committees below and contact the committee chair if you are interested in getting involved.

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These pages contain individual members' contact information. We value our members' privacy. Each individual's contact information should NOT be used for purposes of solicitation or advertising. If you wish to promote your business or products to our members, please contact our communications committee chairperson for sponsorship packages. In accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, SAHRA will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses, maintained by such website or online service, to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.

The College Relations Committee coordinates SAHRA activities with local student SHRM chapters. Members also manage the scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts with local faculty/colleges to provide classroom visits to discuss HR topics, SAHRA, internships/scholarships, SHRM Membership, etc.

The Communications Committee encourages a network of communication among members and fosters a system of peer group support. Committee members help market, brand, and promote SAHRA, and often partner with other committees to cross-promote events.

The Compensation & Benefits Committee establishes, implements and maintains an annual area wage, salary and benefits survey to meet Association members' needs. Members also review and recommend area surveys for Association participation.

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is responsible for increasing the awareness and education of our members, as well as the business community, to the realization of the benefits and rewards to be gained by valuing diversity. Committee members also help recognize organizations and individuals who have demonstrated support and commitment to enriching their workforces by promoting an inclusive environment that allows the opportunity for all to contribute and excel according to individual abilities, regardless of superficial or perceived differences.

The Governmental Affairs Committee communicates timely information to SAHRA members regarding current legislation that affects human resources professionals in the local area. Committee members assist other SAHRA members to help communicate city, county, state, and federal regulations that affect human resource practices, procedures, and policies.

The Membership Committee provides membership applications to prospective members and reviews and approves all applications using the guidelines established by the By-Laws. The Membership Committee is also responsible for new member orientation, as well as helping to retain current members.

The Professional Development Committee promotes continuing education and the leadership development of Association members. Committee members help coordinate and review SHRM certification programs and organize seminars to facilitate members' recertification efforts through SHRM and HRCI.

The Program Committee is responsible for planning, developing, and presenting monthly membership meeting programs. Committee members work with local hotels and venues to book meeting space, contact speakers, help coordinate travel arrangements, and obtain materials from speakers.

The Public Relations & Exhibitor Committee is responsible for all public relations activities. The committee will acquire sponsors for meetings and events and represent SAHRA at all related events.

The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning the annual Southwest Missouri HR Conference & Exhibition, including researching relevant topics, identifying speakers and vendors, working with the venue, etc.  This committee interacts regularly with the Communications Committee and the Web Design Committee to promote the conference and ensure registrations is organized. Also, responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting the Fall half-day Professional Development Seminar and speaker.

The Webmaster Committee creates and/or maintains SAHRA's website, coordinates email communication, regularly updates content, and tests/monitors the site to ensure stability, functionality, and security.

The Workforce Readiness Committee monitors and evaluates local activities regarding workforce readiness issues and plans. Committee members partner with local schools to share and promote information, and organize mock interview sessions.

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