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Now, more than ever, HR Professionals are recognizing the importance of having their voices heard with lawmakers.

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We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, members, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our members and communities as needed.


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SHRM Olympia – Olympia, Washington’s affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), serving human resource professionals in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties.

President's Message

Welcome to SHRM Olympia 2021! I am honored to serve you as Chapter President for the third time. We have a great Board of Directors again this year who will be working hard to ensure we continue to provide our members and guests with the highest-quality information and programs. As a SHRM Preferred Provider, we will ensure that our programs are pre-approved for both SHRM and HRCI credits to meet your recertification needs.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into this year, we will continue presenting our programs in a virtual format. As this virus is brought under control, and as the world gets back to normal, we will adjust our presentation format back to live, in-person presentations, complete with hot breakfasts and plenty of bacon!

As federal and local laws are developed and modified, we will to keep you as up to date as possible so you can be at the top of your Human Resources game in your employment.

If you are a SHRM National member, please designate SHRM Olympia as your primary chapter; when you designate us as your chapter, SHRM provides financial support to assist us in being able to provide you with the programs and SHRM/HRCI credits you need. Simply let us know if you are interested in designating SHRM Olympia as you primary SHRM affiliate chapter. You can contact us at

If you are a local employer with a job opening, we would be more than happy to post your job announcement for you for free. Email us at for additional information.

If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved, check out our LinkedIn group or find us on Facebook or Twitter!

Feel free to send me a message at if you have any questions or concerns.

Let’s have a great 2021 and I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Wayne C. Jones, MS-HRM, PHR, SHRM-CP

President, SHRM Olympia


SHRM Olympia is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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