HR Associations That Can Help You

By Staff Report

Sep. 1, 1999

Find the area you’re interested in:

Benefits Labor Relations
Compensation Management
Disabilities Personnel Consultants
HR Associations–National
HR Associations–Regional Quality
Human Resources Planning Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Systems Relocation
Industry Associations Safety
International Training



Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans
1212 New York Ave. NW, Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 289-6700
Fax: (202) 289-4582

Chief lobbying organization representing the full range of employee benefits and the interests of plan sponsors, plan providers and technical professionals.


Employee Benefit Research Institute
2121K St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037-2121
Tel: (202) 659-0670
Fax: (202) 775-6312

EBRI’s overall goal is to promote the development of soundly conceived private and public employee benefit plans through research, policy forums, workshops and educational publications.


Employers Council on Flexible Compensation
927 15th St. NW, Suite 1000, 10th Fl.
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 659-4300
Fax: (202) 371-1467


Health Industries
1711 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Health Industries represents the retirement security and employee benefits interests of 114 of America’s largest corporations.


International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans
PO Box 69; 18700 W Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53008-0069
Tel: (414) 786-6700
Fax: (414) 786-8670

A nonprofit association offering educational programs, publications, information services, CEBS program, research reports and student placement services for all aspects of the employee benefits industry.


New England Employee Benefits Council
440 Totten Pond Rd.
Waltham, MA 02451
Tel: (781) 684-8700
Fax: (781) 684-9200

Founded in 1979, NEEBC’s mission is to advance knowledge in the employee benefits field. Programs are held throughout the year. For information on programs, membership or sponsorship opportunities, please visit out Web site or call (781) 684-8700.



American Compensation Association
14040 N Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3601
Tel: (602) 951-9191
Fax: (602) 483-8352

The American Compensation Association promotes professional development and research in the field of compensation and benefits by sponsoring educational seminars, comprehensive surveys and relevant publications.



EEO/Affirmative Action
Equal Employment Advisory Council
1015 15th St. NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 789-8650
Fax: (202) 789-2291

The Equal Employment Advisory Council is a nonprofit association formed to monitor federal equal employment, litigation and legislation.

The National Foundation engages in research on the development of policy and law designed to eliminate all aspects of employment discrimination.


Industry-Labor Council on Employment & Disability
201 IU Willets Rd
Albertson, NY 11507
Tel: (516) 747-6323
Fax: (516) 747-2046

Assists human resources professionals in planning and implementing affirmative-action efforts for handicapped individuals. Information is provided on accessibility, recruiting, legislation and reasonable accommodation.


HR Associations–National:

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3499
Tel: (703) 548-3440
Fax: (703) 258-5036

SHRM is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the human resources management profession.


International Personnel Management Association
1617 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 549-7100
Fax: (703) 684-0948

IPMA is a professional association for public personnel professionals, primarily those who work in federal, state, or local government. IPMA’s mission is to provide professional human resource management leadership, education, information, and representation services to advance organizational objectives and quality in the public sector.


Work in America Institute, Inc.
700 White Plains Rd.
White Plains, NY 10583
Tel: (914) 472-9600 or 800/787-0707
Fax: (914) 472-9606

Advances productivity and the quality of work life. Brings critical workplace issues to public attention through publications, policy studies, and education and training programs.


HR Associations–Regional:


California Association of Employers
1485 Response Road, Suite 107
Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 800-399-5331
Fax: 916-921-6010
“The California Association of Employers employs a full range of personalized human resource management and human services designed to proactively and cost-effectively assist firms in controlling costs, improving efficiency, developing staff and managing a lawful human resource firm.”


Capital Online
2900 Highwoods Boulevard
Raleigh, North Carolina
Tel: (919) 878-9222
FAX: (919) 872-6599
“Capital Associated Industries is a North Carolina-based employers’ association providing its members with a variety of services and resources. Those include management education, employment regulation compliance, compensation surveys, a weekly management newsletter, employee opinion surveys, government representation, communications and more.”


Cascade Employers Association
3747 Market Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Tel (Salem): 503-585-4320
Tel (Portland): 503-224-5219
Fax: 503-585-4322

The Employers Association
5800 Monroe Street, Building F,
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Tel: 800-882-8042
A non-profit corporation founded to provide products and services to augment the human resources and management functions of the member firms. Companies and organizations work together to employ full-time human resource and business professionals that provide individualized assistance and share valuable and pertinent resources and information through The Employers Association.


Employers Association, Inc.
Tel: (763) 253-9100
Provides a wide range of services to help businesses contain costs, improve efficiency and develop their employees. They serve employers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Employers’ Association
Tel: (800) 948-5700
Peoria, Illinois
Members in 60 counties in Illinois. Part of the Employers Association Group.


Employers Group
Tel: (213) 748-0421
Fax: (213) 742-0301
California-based group helps companies maximize the efficiency of their personnel by providing expert human resources related information and counsel. They offer custom consulting services, training, seminars, publications and products.


Employer’s Resource Association
Tel (Toll Free): 1 (888) 237-9554
Tel (Cincinnati): (513) 731-2211
Tel (Columbus): (614) 538-9410
A non-profit professional membership network of companies in the region surrounding Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana, founded for the purpose of exchanging information and sharing experiences to address common management issues.


Employer’s Resource Council
Crittenden Building
1382 West 9th Street, Suite 400F
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1231
Tel: (216) 696-3636
Fax: (216) 696-5353
ERC is Northeast Ohio’s largest employers’ association that provides HR services and benefits to over 900 organizations (involved in a variety of industries) in 22 counties.


MRA-The Management Association, Inc. N19 W24400 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Tel: 800-488-4845
Fax: 262-523-9091
“MRA helps employers successfully deal with the complexities of employer-employee relations, government regulations and change.”


MACNY – The Employer Association
Tel: 315/474-4201
Fax: 315/474-0524
They represent hundreds of employers, mostly manufacturers, in Central New York, so that “employers can thrive in this region.”


The Management Association of Illinois
2809 South 25th Avenue
Broadview, Illinois 60155
Tel: 800-448-4584 or 708-344-6400
Fax: 708-344-6989
A nonprofit association of 850 employers that provides HR professionals, as well as managers with HR responsibilities, with HR guidance, education, and consulting services.

Manufacturers Association of Berks County
49 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19606
Phone: (610) 375-6171
Fax: (610) 375-3786
“MABC’s 338 members employ 65,500 workers in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Lehigh counties. While the types of businesses are quite varied, all of our members share the desire to continuously improve the working environment and positively impact the region in which we live.”


Mid Atlantic Employers’ Association
945 South Trooper Road
Valley Forge
Tel: (610) 666-7330
A non-profit association, MEA lets its members pool and share information and expertise about human resources management and employee productivity. They also provide professional and technical resources and services in these areas.


Mountain States Employers Council, Inc.
1799 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Tel: (303) 839-5177
A non-profit membership organization that partners with employers to maintain effective employer/employee relationships, and provides assistance for HR, employment law, surveys and training.


Nevada Association of Employers
Site under construction as of Fall 2000.

Northeast Human Resources Association
One Washington Street, Suite 101
Wellesly, MA 02481
Tel: (781) 235-2900
Fax: (781) 237-8745
Creates a medium for human resources specialists in the Northeast to share professional expertise in rapidly changing disciplines. Provides forum for expression of ideas and opinions.


HR Professionals’ Association of Ontario
2 Bloor St. W, Suite 1902
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3E2
Tel: (416) 923-2324
Fax (416) 923-7264
PAO is a nonprofit association with services designed to provide leadership, assistance and education to people engaged in the field of human resources management.

Rochester Business Alliance
150 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 244-1800
Fax: (585) 244-4864
“Rochester Business Alliance is a key link in facilitating economic growth and prosperity for our community and our members, and a premier provider of HR products, services and programs for employers in the region.”

SMC Business Councils
Building 801
1382 Beulah Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5068
Tel: (877) SMC 2 SAVE
Fax: (412) 371-0460
A nonprofit trade association that helps small service, manufacturing, and commercial companies achieve their business and civic objectives, and helps them grow through grassroots lobbying, networking, educational seminars, publications and low-cost services to members and their employees.

Washington Employers Association
Kent Office
24437 Russell Rd. #110
Kent, WA 98032
Tel: 206-329-1120
Fax: 206-329-2689
Washington Employers Association is a non-profit organization that provides consultation for everything that affects the employer-employee relationship.


Human Resources Planning:

Human Resource Planning Society
317 Madison Ave. Suite 1509
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 490-6387
Fax: (212) 682-6851

The Human Resource Planning Society is committed to improving organizational performance by creating a global network if individuals who function as business partners in the application of strategic human resource management practices.


World Future Society
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 450
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 656-8274 or (800) 989-8274
Fax: (301) 951-0394

The society strives to serve as a neutral clearinghouse for ideas about the future, including forecasts, recommendations and alternative scenarios.


Human Resources Systems:

IHRIM-International Association for Human Resource Information Management
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-4267
Tel: (312) 321-5141
Fax: (312) 245-1080

The purpose of IHRIM is to provide a forum for exchanging experiences, acquiring information and discussing common needs or problems relating to human resources systems.


Industry HR Associations:

American Bankers Association
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 663-5282
Fax: (202) 828-4544

Human resources division provides assistance/advice on HR profession’s point of view to regulatory and legislative bodies; sponsors professional training/education.


American Electronics Association
5201 Great American Pkwy, Suite 520
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tel: (408) 987-4200
Fax: (408) 970-8565


American Society for Public Administration
1120 G St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 393-7878
Fax: (202) 638-4952

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has served the public administration community for a half century. A national organization, ASPA is dedicated to advancing excellence in public service and asserting its dignity and worth.


Health Employers Association of British Columbia
1333 W Broadway, Suite 200
Vancouver, BC, Canada 6H4C6
Tel: (604) 736-5909
Fax: (604) 736-2715

Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) provides services and advice on human resource, research, labor relations, compensation and bargaining issues. Overall, HEABC’s mandate is to provide a consistent and united employer approach to health care, human resource management, labor relations and collective bargaining.


National Association of Manufacturers
Industrial Relations Dept.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004-1790
Tel: (202) 637-3000
Fax: (202) 637-3182

Promotes American industrial interests, a strong defense posture and the betterment of relations between employer and employees. Encourages private markets and sound economic growth.


National Retail Association
325 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Trade association that represents the self-service discount department store industry.


National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
1620 Eye St. NW 3rd Fl.
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 296-2230
Fax: (202) 293-2352

NPELRA is a nationwide organization of over 2,000 public sector professionals employed by federal, state, and local governments, schools and special districts. NPELRA members represent public employers in a wide range of areas, from employee-management contract negotiations to working with arbitrators under grievance and arbitration procedures. NPELRA also works to promote the interests of public sector management in the judicial and legislative arenas and to provide opportunities for networking among members by establishing state and regional organizations throughout the country.


National Retail Federation
325 7th St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 783-7971
Fax: (202) 737-2849


International HR Management:

Institute for International Human resources (IIHR)
1800 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3499
Tel: (703) 548-3440
Fax: (703) 258-6036

The Institute serves as a forum for the development of global HR professionals. It is a division of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR association, with over 110,000 members around the world. The Institute provides professional development opportunities, an annual conference, publications, and an expansive Web site with resources from leading publishers, consultants, and other HR associations.


Labor Relations:

American Arbitration Association
140 W 51st St. 9th Fl
New York, NY 10020-1203
Tel: (212) 484-3233
Fax: (212) 765-4874

Designs and administers dispute resolution procedures for all types of conflicts, including labor-management issues, and provides training in the processes used to resolve them.


Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc.
1211 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8701
Tel: (212) 764-4198

A nonprofit, research and educational organization. Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc advances the knowledge and practice of human relationships in industry, commerce, education and government.


Industrial Relations Research Association
University of Wisconsin
4233 Social Science Bldg.
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: (608) 262-2762
Fax: (212) 398-1358

A nonprofit, membership association, IRRA is dedicated to the goal of encouraging research on all aspects of labor relations and making those results available.


Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
1527 New Hampshire Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 667-9700
Fax: (202) 265-1968

Enhances professional skills of mediators, conciliators, fact finders, arbitrators, hearing officers, trial examiners and other neutrals in labor-management dispute resolution. Associate membership open to non-neutrals.



American Management Association
1601 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10019-7420
Tel: (212) 586-8100
Fax: (212) 903-8168

For more than 79 years, organizations have turned to AMA for products: books, periodicals, seminars and services.


National Alliance of Business
1201 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 289-2888
Fax: (202) 289-1303

Increases private sector training and job opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and long-term unemployed. Builds partnerships of business, government, labor, education and community groups.


Personnel Consultants:

National Association of Personnel Consultants
3133 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22305
Tel: (703) 684-0180
Fax: (703) 684-0071

NAPC is a professional group of men and women who own and manage private personnel placement/personnel consulting firms throughout the United States and abroad.



The Association for Quality and Participation
801-B W 8th St., Suite 501
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Tel: (513) 381-1959
Fax: (513) 381-0070

The Association for Quality and Participation (AQP) is a nonprofit association dedicated to serving all phases of employee involvement and quality improvement through participation. The AQP promotes these concepts through educational seminars, national and regional conferences, publications and the support of more than 90 local chapters.


Recruitment and Staffing:

National Association of Colleges and Employers
62 Highland Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017-9085
Tel: (610) 868-1421 or (800) 544-5272
Fax: (610) 868-0208

CPC is the national professional association that provides communication and interaction between institutions of higher education and employers of college graduates.


College and University Personnel Association
1233 20th St. NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 429-0311
Fax: (202) 429-0149

CUPA is an organization of more than 4,000 personnel professionals representing more than 1,300 colleges/universities. CUPA serves members through publications, workshops, national conferences and information exchanges.


American Staffing Association
277 South Washington Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3646
Tel: (703) 253-2020
Fax: (703) 253-2053

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the $62 billion staffing industry. The association’s member companies operate more than 15,000 offices across the nation and account for 85 percent of U.S. insudtry sales.


Employment Management Association
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 548-3440
Fax: (703) 535-6490

A national, nonprofit, educational organization of employment and personnel executives. Through publications, regional meetings and semiannual national conferences, members discuss employment issues and share strategies.


National Association for Health Care Recruitment
PO Box 5769
Akron, OH 44372
Tel: (216) 867-3088

Promotes the sound and ethical practices of health-care recruitment. Serves as a resource for health-care recruiters and further education among members.


International Association of Corporate & Professional Recruiters, Inc.
435 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1717
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (847) 441-1644
Fax: (847) 441-7551

Develops and promotes standards and ethical practices in the recruitment, evaluation and referral of candidates. Enhances the professional status of executive recruiting and staffing.



Employee Relocation Council
1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 800
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 857-0857
Fax: (202) 775-4088

ERC is a professional membership association of organizations concerned with domestic and international employee transfer. Current membership includes 1,200 representatives from corporations that relocate their employees, as well as nearly 11,000 individuals and companies from the relocation industry such as real estate appraisers and brokers, area and personal counseling services, consulting services, home inspection companies, household goods movers, mortgage services, national housebuying firms, and a variety of other relocation-related services.


Safety and Security:

American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 E Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018-2187
Tel: (708) 692-4121

ASSE provides safety experts with opportunities for professional development through educational programs, technical resources and representation in government, academia, the media and in safety standards development.


National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
Tel: (708) 285-1121
Fax: (630) 285-1315

The mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and influence society to adopt safety and health policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from accidental causes and adverse occupational and environmental health exposures.


American Society for Industrial Security
1625 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2818
Tel: (703) 519-6200
Fax: (703) 519-6299

ASIS is an individual membership association of management-level security practitioners. Provides programs and resources enabling members to update and exchange information and expertise.


Training and Development:

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
Tel: (703) 823-9800 or (800) 347-6647
Fax: (703) 823-0252

ACA represents professional growth and advocacy needs of 57,000 counselors located in schools, clinics, agencies, mental-health centers and private practice in 50 states, seven nations.


American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
1640 King St., Box 1443
Alexandria, VA 22313-2043
Tel: (703) 683-8100 or (800) 628-2783
Fax: (703) 683-1523

ASTD is the world’s largest organization in the field of employer-based training, representing 50,000 professionals from more than 4,500 different businesses and organizations.


International Centre for Mentoring
11316 Ravenscroft Place
Sidney, BC, Canada V8L-5R4
Tel: (250) 655-0325
Fax: (250) 655-0314

ICM offers custom designed and public seminars and skill-building workshops. ICM publishes material from the proceedings of the First International Conference on Mentoring (1986)


The International Communications Industries Association
11242 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel: (703) 273-7200 or (800) 659-7469
Fax: (703) 278-8082

Formerly the National Audio/Visual Association, the trade association of the communications technology industry. Deals with audiovisual, video, microcomputer and other technologies.


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