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Rhode Island SHRM State Chapter

To our Members:
The Department of Labor and Training issued the Proposed Rulemaking for the Paid Sick and Safe Leave on March 1. There will be a hearing on April 2 at the Department of Labor and Training, Conference Room 73-1 at 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston. We encourage all interested parties to attend the hearing or/and submit comments to the Proposed Regulations 260-RICR-30-05-5 by April 8 to Sean M. Fontes, Executive Counsel, Department of Labor and Training at the above address, or

Due to the timing of the proposed regulations we have postponed our April meeting to April 24. Representatives from the  Department of Labor and Training will review the new regulations with our members at that meeting.  Details of the meeting will be posted shortly on our Meetings & Events page. 

WELCOME! Member Registration

RISHRM membership process is digital: New members are able to submit an application directly on our website.  Existing members can maintain their membership information by logging in and updating their account. 

What does that mean for you?  once you sign up, look for an email from us to activate your membership.  It will assign you a username and prompt you to create a password.  You can then review and update your membership information on file immediately and in the future as things change.  Also, all members will now have access to the membership directory.  When updating your account information, you may also control what information other members see.

All existing and new members will continue to receive the same great RI SHRM membership benefits! Please contact with any questions.

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Save the Date! April 29-May 2, 2018
HR: Achieving Greater Organizational Value

To Register, Click Here!

Conference Scholarships The SHRM Foundation will award 14 conference scholarships in 2017. Members are encouraged to apply to attend Talent Management Conference & Exposition, SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition and Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition. Click here to learn how to apply!

Strategic HR at Mt. Washington 2018

Save the Date! Early-Bird Registration begins in April.

We create the experience so you can make a difference.

Why Senior HR Leaders are flocking to Mt. Washington… We engage a senior-level, strategic-thinking audience in every aspect of the conference. Share time with a faculty that has time to share with you – a cup of coffee by the fireplace or over great dinner conversation. Discover programming that encourages you to think big. Share HR lessons you’ve learned along the way. And take in the spectacular, historic Mount Washington Hotel. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we’re ready to roll out the red carpet for you. 

Visit the Retreat website at to get a taste of what we offered in 2017. Look at the business case for attending. Check out the best keynoters from across the country. And take a look at the business partners who help make all this possible. 

Early-bird registration begins in April. Applying for a mountain of recertification credits! In 2017 attendees earned up to 13.5 BUSINESS Credits towards SPHR and earned up to 15.75 PDC’s towards SHRM CP and SCP credits. To join our email list or the hold a seat list, email .

When Work Works - 2017 Award Winners!

When Work Works is a national initiative led by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation.

The winners were recognized at RI SHRM’s Summer Social.

The Rhode Island recipients of the 2017 When Work Works Award are:

  • BlumShapiro
  • Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd.
  • Ryan, LLP
  • Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP

To learn more about When Work Works, please click here.

RI SHRM Mentoring Program
Do you want to make a difference and help develop the future of the HR profession? 
Here is your chance to share your knowledge and experience as an HR professional! 

For more information, click here!
Please consider offering your time for this very valuable program!

Click here to fill out a form and email to Linda Lulli, RI SHRM College Relations Director at

Discounts - Did you know...
RI SHRM members receive a 10% discount on HR certificate classes.
SHRM members receive a $100 discount on the PHR/SPHR exam prep.

Visit our Meetings & Event pages for upcoming 2017 events. 

Upcoming Events

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  • April 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:30am
    Providence Marriott 1 Orms Street Providence, RI


    RI Paid Sick and Safe Leave Time

    On July 1, 2018 most employers will be required to provide paid sick and safe leave to nearly of...

  • April 29, 2018 - 8:00am to May 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Mohegan Sun Convention Center

    2018 Tri - State SHRM Conference HR : Achieving Greater Organizational Value

    April 29, 2018-...

  • May 23, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am


    RI SHRM Presents: Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Cafe

    Engage with other HR and diversity practitioners to help define and discuss challenges in diversity and inclusion work. Each participant will receive the 2018 SHRM RI Diversity...

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