Members recently received a motion to change the NHRC bylaws. In response to numerous inquiries, please see the following explanation and process that our chapter follows:

The Executive Administrator (formerly Chapter Administrator) is a paid position and for upwards of the past twenty years, this position has managed the financial statements and all meeting minutes. With this role in place, there is duplicity with the assigned Secretary/Treasurer responsibilities. Additionally, the overall term commitment is eight years, two years as Secretary, two as VP, two as President and two as Past President. We are finding that our former leaders are disengaged by the time they finish the eight year term, and our goal is to lessen that time investment.

Our Chapter President participates annually in SHRM’s Volunteer Leadership Summit held each fall in Washington D.C. This event gathers chapter leaders and SHRM leadership to help identify best practices and trends that are happening across the country. This was a takeaway from a breakout session at the 2017 event – in other words, this is how other chapters are engaging and retaining their leaders.

SHRM is aware of the motion, and once approved, the Council will forward the revisions for approval by SHRM’s CEO and President, Johnny Taylor. Once the revised bylaws have both signatures (chapter and national SHRM), the changes will be effective and registered at the national level.

Your vote counts, we need your help continue to shape the future of our chapter!