Welcome to OCHRS

Anna Jacks

Thank You for your support to the HR profession and membership in OCHRS.  The entire Board of Directors is committed to providing value in 2019 for your membership dues and your time attending our events.

2018 was a good year for OCHRS with recognition from SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management.  OCHRS was recognized as a Platinum Excel Award Winner for our operations and programs for our membership.  OCHRS was recognized in June at the national SHRM conference as the 24th best SHRM Foundation donor chapter in the nation.  At the start of December, OCHRS was recognized as a SHRM Learning System Champion.  OCHRS has enjoyed nearly fifty years as an affiliated chapter of SHRM and it remains committed to that relationship.

Looking ahead to 2019, OCHRS will be offering twelve monthly chapter meetings with another holiday celebration event in December.  There will be business-after-hours events for members only and other after-hours events for everyone working or serving the HR profession.  There will be two Masters Series events with more in- depth training plus another Non-Profit Leadership Service Academy to prepare our members to serve on non-profit boards across our city and help bring best HR practices to others.

Our efforts in 2018 included growing our OCHRS College Student members to over 20 from the University of Central Oklahoma student chapter that OCHRS helped sponsor over twenty years ago.  Our Young Professional committee expanded its scope to be the Emerging Professionals and OCHRS created a new annual award to recognize the best emerging leader of the year.  Our low-cost SHRM Learning System study group met in both the spring and fall semesters to help prepare others to pass the professional certification examinations.  All of these efforts will continue into 2019.

We communicate with you via social media and our bimonthly newsletter so you will not miss out on any events or relevant HR news. We make frequent posts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and have our own company page on LinkedIn.  Please stay connected by following OCHRS on those platforms and also periodically visiting our website. Additionally, the Emerging Professionals group and the Diversity Council have a presence on social media.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Board of Directors with suggestions or comments.  Our Board is active and meets monthly. If you ever want to attend a Board meeting, just let me know.

Best wishes for a fruitful and happy 2019!

Anna Jacks, OCHRS President