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SHRM Hawaii has several standing committees. The committees and their functions are as follows:


The Communications Committee is responsible for providing timely and comprehensive information to members about programs, workshops, and other matters of interest via State Chapter publications.


The Compliance Committee is responsible for ensuring that SHRM Hawaii and its Educational Foundations comply with applicable statutes, regulations, generally accepted accounting standards, and prudent business practices.


The Diversity Committee is charged with developing and coordinating programs to diversify the Chapter’s membership and leadership. The Committee also assists the standing committees and Educational Foundations in developing programs to service different segments of the membership and the human resources community.

Government & Legislative Affairs

The Government & Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating pending legislative, regulatory and legal actions at the federal, state and local levels. The Committee presents reports and regular updates to the State Chapter Board of Directors and Chapter members on developments affecting the human resources management, and works closely with the Chapter’s lobbyist to inform elected and/or government officials of SHRM’s position on the issues.


The Membership Committee is responsible for soliciting and processing membership applications and renewals for the State Chapter. The Committee also maintains membership information and coordinates publication of the annual Membership Roster.


The Research Committee is responsible for developing systems to gather, organize, and distribute information on human resource issues to State Chapter members.

State Conference

The State Conference Committee oversees the preparation and execution of SHRM Hawaii’s Annual State Conference and exhibition.

Workforce Development

The overall goal of SHRM Hawaii’s Workforce Development committee is to identify strategic industry and community partnerships that in some way impact the continued effectiveness of our State’s current and future workforce. Human Resources professionals play a critical role in this focus.

With that, developing HR professionals and elevating the status of HR within their organizations is in everything we do.  Developing the HR profession that is recognized as a credible resource by the community at large is critical to develop.

The committee currently supports:

  1. Workplace Excellence Survey partnership with the Metrus Group
  2. When Work Works – a workplace flexibility award program
  3. Junior Achievement Hawaii partnership – facilitating career readiness programs at the high school level
  4. Beginning stages of creating an HR Fellows program
  5. Participation in various forums with State and City entities such as Connect to Careers (C2C), having a seat at the State Workforce Development Council, etc.

Young Professionals

SHRM Hawaii initiated a Young Professional (YP) to mirror SHRM National’s program that provides opportunities and builds community for the next generation of HR leadership. YP focuses on HR professionals in the early stages of their career (1-3 years’ experience) and the objectives are to provide assistance in regards to career growth, strengthen relationships between executives and YPs through a mentorship program and create an opportunity for YPs to gather and discuss successes and challenges in their roles.

The Educational Foundations also have standing committees, although not all committees are active in each foundation. The Foundation committees may include:


Responsible for coordinating and facilitating seminars, conferences, and other training programs on human resource management topics for SHRM Hawaii members, businesses, and others interested in the field.

Professional Development

Provides seminars and workshops to enable SHRM Hawaii members and others to obtain various professional certifications in the field of human resource management.

College Relations

Responsible for managing scholarship programs, internship programs, and college outreach efforts.


Monitors and evaluates activities concerning school-to-work issues and coordinates the Educational Foundation’s involvement in such activities.

SHRM Hawaii and the Educational Foundations may also create ad hoc committees to address special issues or activities that arise from time to time.

Members are encouraged to become involved in the work of the Standing Committees. It’s a wonderful way to network with other human resource professionals, learn something new, exchange best practices, and/or "make a difference.”

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