Membership in AHRMA
What is AHRMA?
The Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the human resource management profession. AHRMA is the local affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource management profession. AHRMA is one of Texas’ largest and most dynamic SHRM®-affiliated chapters, having received several awards, including SHRM’s Golden Excel Award for outstanding chapter achievement and recognized SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion Award. Established in 1950, the Association’s membership now exceeds 800 individuals throughout the Greater Austin area.
AHRMA is the premier association driving the Human Resource Profession to a position that is critical to organizational success. We develop professionals and provide opportunities to contribute to each other, our organization, and our communities.
Regular membership in AHRMA is available to individuals employed in positions meeting one of the following conditions:
A member who has served one full term of office as President of the Association automatically acquires the status of Life Member upon completion of the term of office. Life Members pay no dues and are entitled to all privileges of membership including the right to vote, chair a committee or hold office.
Any member in good standing at the time of retirement from any firm, organization or institution may become a Retired Member by filing a change request with the Membership Committee indicating a retired status. Retired Members pay one-half of the annual dues of AHRMA and are entitled to all privileges of membership including the right to vote, chair a committee or hold office.
Vendor Business Partner
A Vendor Business Partner is a member who is affiliated with a company which offers a human resource-related service or product for profit such as relocation services, benefit plans, legal services, employment, temporary placement, etc. Not more than one individual per firm may be a Vendor Business Partner and no more than twenty (20) percent of the total AHRMA membership at the end of the preceding year shall be comprised of Vendor Business Partner. Membership is individual; therefore, if a Vendor Business Partner leaves his/her current employment, another employee of that firm may become an Vendor Business Partner only if the twenty (20) percent limit has not been reached for that year. A Vendor Business Partner MUST also maintain membership in the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) or hold a professional human resources certification designation such as PHR/SPHR, CCP, CBP, CEBS, etc.
A Vendor Business Partner pays regular dues and is given the right to vote. Vendor Business Partners can chair a committee and hold an office; however, no more than two Vendor Business Partners can be Elected Officers in any one year.
Student Membership is open to individuals who can provide proof of current enrollment in the form of an official transcript as a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a human resource related degree program. May be employed part-time (average 20 hours per week) in an HR capacity. Proof of current enrollment will be required each year for which the individual is requesting student membership in AHRMA. Transcripts must be provided during application process. Student Members pay dues at a discounted rate to be determined by the Board of Directors and are extended all courtesies of the Association except the right to vote, chair a committee or hold office.
An In Transition member is a Human Resource professional who is currently unemployed and whose immediate past job met the regular membership requirements or who graduated college within the previous six months and is currently unemployed. In Transition members pay dues at a discounted rate to be determined by the Board of Directors and are extended all the courtesies of the Association except the right to vote, chair a committee, or hold office. An In Transition member is eligible for membership for up to one year.
Important Membership Note: AHRMA membership is on a January 1st - December 31st calendar year basis.
Membership Dues: Renewals run on a calendar year basis. New application membership dues include a $25 non-refundable application fee.