TAHRA currently has 14 Chapter Committees actively working to improve TAHRA services to members and the community. Please contact our committee chairs if you have any questions or have an interest in joining a committee.
The College Relations Committee manages the scholarship program, internship program, and college outreach efforts. The committee also recommends community service projects to the chapter and coordinates with the SHRM College Relations Core Leadership Area conferences and state HR Games.
The Community Relations Committee is responsible for the chapter's community outreach efforts. The committee recommends community service projects, increases awareness of community organizations that would benefit the HR profession, provides chapter members with information on outreach opportunities and develops and maintains relationships with local Chamber of Commerce and community groups.
The Diversity Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating local activities concerning diversity issues. The committee will lead the efforts towards increasing diversity in the chapter's membership and to publicize successful diversity programs in the local community. In addition, the committee will continually develop and/or distribute information and materials to chapter members to promote diversity in the workplace.
The Education Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating Learning Labs for TAHRA. Learning Labs offer educational opportunities to TAHRA members (and guests) by providing current, relevant, interesting "and even entertaining" information relative to the ever-changing world of Human Resources. The Committee meets once or twice per year to decide on the topics (based on member input & suggestions). Committee members secure the speakers and facilitate the Labs.
The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for raising funds for chapter activities and for the SHRM Foundation. The Committee secures sponsors for program meetings and other areas of advertising for TAHRA as well as events to benefit the SHRM Foundation in accordance with annual goals. This committee meets once or twice per year to plan and coordinate events.
The Leadership Development Committee is primarily responsible for the professional development of TAHRA members by providing seminars, workshops and other development opportunities. The committee contributes to the selection of topics and speakers for program meetings and provides information relating to leadership development opportunities to newsletter editor, members and others. The Committee is also responsible for presenting the annual Richard J. Messer Excellence in Human Resources Management Award.
The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. The committee then presents the legislative report or update to the board of directors and fellow members as appropriate. TAHRA's Annual Legislative Conference is planned by this Committee.
The Membership & Hospitality Committee is responsible for reaching out to HR professionals or SHRM members who are not currently TAHRA members, conducting new member orientation, creating fun ways to increase membership and highlight current members through meetings, newsletters, etc. The committee is also responsible for setting up a hospitality table at program meetings to greet new members, pair new members with board members and/or seasoned TAHRA members and taking the pulse of current member satisfaction.
The Program Committee is responsible for providing quality programs monthly for the chapter membership. The committee selects topics and speakers for program meetings, secures speakers and makes arrangements, writes articles for the newsletter describing the programs and ensures that program meetings run smoothly. This committee meets 3-4 times per year to coordinate programs.
The Public Relations Committee helps promote TAHRA to the general public and keeps members informed of HR and TAHRA issues through 1) TAHRA Newsletters, 2) Advertising, 3) Special Events and 4) Publicity/Media. The committee is also manages TAHRA social media pages and posts updates.
The Registration Committee leads the registration process at each program meeting and learning lab, collects appropriate fees, distributes name badges, disseminates program handouts, directs members and guests and arrives 30 minutes early to each meeting. This is a fun committee which allows committee members to greet and interact with TAHRA members and guests.
The Website Committee is tasked with providing and supporting members with an innovative website to interact and make resources available to the TAHRA membership. The Website Committee will work closely with all of the other TAHRA committees to coordinate events and information that brings value to our members.
The Workforce Readiness Committee partners with the SHRM State Council to develop and implement a workforce readiness agenda and goals for TAHRA. Goals include conducting one workforce readiness activity a year and to incorporate these activities into each of our chapter programs, such as offering updates, activities or hosting workforce readiness officials at TAHRA meetings.
The Certification Committee manages the chapter's HR certification study programs and encourages members to become certified and/or recertified as PHR/SPHR/GPHR by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) or certified as SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP by SHRM. In addition, the committee provides information about any changes in recertification requirements, exam policies and costs and works with the chapter program chairs to secure recertification credits for applicable chapter programs.