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    The Muskogee Area Human Resource Association (Chapter #273) is a local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  We are a professional organization representing local businesses and municipalities in the Muskogee, Oklahoma area.  We have approximately 40 members and represent some of the largest employers in the area.  Our members include retail, manufacturing, service industries, banking, non-profit organizations, medical, insurance and benefit groups, and government and educational entities.

    The purposes of this Chapter, as a non-profit organization, are:

    • to provide a forum for the personal and professional growth of our members;
    • to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills;
    • to provide an arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed and deliberated;
    • to provide an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members;
    • to provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues;
    • to provide valuable information gathering dissemination channels
    • to provide a pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the Chapter and of SHRM;
    • to serve as an important vehicle for introducing human resource management professionals to SHRM;
    • to serve as a source of new members for SHRM; and
    • to serve as part of the two-way channel of communications between SHRM and the individual members.