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Welcome to the Southwest Area Human Resource Association!

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!   

Dickinson Civil Service Commission Seeks Candidate

The City of Dickinson is looking for someone to sit on the Civil Service Commission.  The board consists of five members, appointed by the Board of City Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the City Administrator. Each member is appointed for a three year term. It shall be the role of the Civil Service Commission  from time to time to recommend to the Board of City Commissioners desirable amendments to their rules, regulations, and ordinances in Chapter 29. The Civil Service Commission will hear appeals to disciplinary matters and grievance appeals. The members of Civil Service Commission shall be citizens of the United States. No person shall be eligible to be a member of the Civil Service Commission who is a member of any local, state or national political party committee or is a candidate for or holds any political office. If you are interested, please complete the Citizen Interest Form and return to City Hall or


SAHRA 2019 Gold Excel Award Winner!

SHRM Wrote “On behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management, I am pleased to confirm that your chapter has been awarded the 2019 Gold Excel Award.  This award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter/state council operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to your members. It also is recognition of your continued growth and development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success!  We are very proud of your leadership and thank you for your continued partnership with SHRM.” 

2020 ND SHRM Workforce & HR Conference- CANCELLATION NOTICE!

Please click on the link to read a statement from Jason Sutheimer, Director for your North Dakota Society for Human Resource Management (ND SHRM) State Council.  Our chapter will work with the 4 other local chapters as well as the state chapter to identify and provide alternatives to support you in 2020.


Mark your calendar! The state chapter has also started plans to make the 2021 ND SHRM Conference an even bigger and better event. The Bismarck Event Center is already secured for August 31, 2021 through September 2, 2021.

SAHRA 2020 Meetings:  Printable 2020 SAHRA Meeting Schedule (PDF)


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  • October 8, 2020 - 11:30am
    Dickinson State University- Dining Hall- The Perch 291 Campus Drive Dickinson ND 58601

    11:30 a.m.- Registration

    11:45 a.m.- Chapter Meeting

    12:00 p.m.- Program

    Lunch is available for purchase.

    REGISTER HERE (Link to be provided at later date)

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  • Blog Policy: 1) To the best of SAHRA's ability, the Blog is restricted to "members only" meaning only those who are registered and active with the site may read or post comments.  If you are not logged into the SAHRA website, the Blog will appear to have no content.   ...
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