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South King County HR Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award

    South King County HR Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award

    for Advancing the HR Profession


    Kent, WA, March 17, 2016 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the South King County HR Association (SKCHRA) its prestigious EXCEL GOLD AWARD for the CHAPTERS’s accomplishments in 2015.

    The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

    “SHRM rewards chapters and councils that demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing the human resources profession through service to the community, local networking and professional development activities,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Advancing the HR profession is at the heart of what SHRM does and SKCHRA Chapter’s work this year helps us further showcase that mission.”

    The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. SKCHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and a special banner to display at its meetings and events.

    Over the past year the South King County Human Resource Association has worked hard to establish strategic initiatives and implement programs that will have a real impact on the local HR community.  These initiatives include Professional Certification, College Relations, Government Affairs/Advocacy, Diversity & Inclusion, and Workforce Readiness.

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    Media: For more information, contact Jan Fernandez of South King County Human Resources Association at 253-722-5810 and

    The South King County HR Association was established in July 1985 by a small group of individuals whose job responsibilities included dealing with personnel and organizational related issues.  Over the years SKCHRA has grown to several hundred members that now represent a broad spectrum of businesses, from small to large, including service industries, technology, public and private entities, plus non-profit organizations and schools.

    About the Society for Human Resource Management

    Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.