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Welcome to the Berks County PA Chapter

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


Upcoming Events

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  • September 28, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

    Fall/Winter Lunch & Learn

    Session 1 of 3

    In this session, Nancy Briggs from Inroads EAP will present

    "Communicating in a COVID-19 World"


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  • October 12, 2021 - 7:30am to 9:00am
    Berkshire Country Club 1637 Bernville Rd. - Reading

    Let's Talk About Race in the Workplace

    Now, more than ever, organizations have a responsibility to create diverse and equitable environments for communities of color within the workplace.  While implementing these changes could seem daunting, it is essential in creating a space...

  • November 9, 2021 - 7:30am to 9:00am
    Berkshire Country Club 1637 Bernville Rd - Reading

    Background Screening

    This session will focus on time & cost effectiveness and allow the HR professional to gauge his/her time/effort deploying a screening inquiry and understand if they should re-negotiate terms.  Attendees will leave...

Affiliate News

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  • June 11, 2021

    Thank you to all our members who helped support our

    Rocking Happiness event for Olivet's Boys & Girls!  

News from SHRM

Time’s A-Wastin’: Workplace Diversions

Fri, 17 Sep 2021
​What do you do when you don't really feel like making that work-related phone call? How do you delay that... Read more

EEOC Files First Pandemic-Related Remote-Work Bias Suit

Fri, 17 Sep 2021
As a result of a first-of-its-kind case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers may soon get... Read more

Kentucky Hospital Employees File Suit over Workplace Vaccine Mandate

Fri, 17 Sep 2021
Coming on the heels of Kentucky's record-high number of COVID-19 infections, dozens of employees of St. Elizabeth Healthcare filed a... Read more

COVID-19 Task Force Issues FAQs on Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

Fri, 17 Sep 2021
Federal employees—including remote workers—will need to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Nov. 22, according to recently released FAQs... Read more