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    Agassiz Valley Human Resources Association

    The Agassiz Valley Human Resources Association (AVHRA) chapter was officially chartered on July 24, 2000. There were 16 chartering members. AVHRA is North Dakota's first and only 100% chapter. This means all its members are also members of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    The purpose of AVHRA is to provide a forum for the personal and professional development of our members, an arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed and deliberated, an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members, and provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues. Because of AVHRA’s concentration on current local and national human resources issues membership is limited to 40 members. AVHRA members must be have at least five years of human resources responsibilities requiring advanced knowledge, defined as work which is predominantly intellectual in character and which includes work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment

    The Society for Human Resource Management is the global voice of the human resource profession with over 200,000 members. SHRM, in conjunction with local chapters, strives to be the primary influencer of workplace policy and practices that benefit employers and employees. AVHRA is one of two SHRM-affiliated chapters in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is one of six in the state of North Dakota.


    The chapter collects and maintains membership information as part of servicing your membership. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about members to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the chapter Board, Chair, and Committee members with a business reason to know this information in order to provide member services to our members.

    The chapter may share mailing lists (names and mailing addresses) of our members to selected human resources affiliates and service providers as authorized in advance by the Board of Directors. Independent contractors and outside companies who perform work for us are required to adhere to strict privacy standards through their contracts with us. The chapter does not share member e-mail addresses to third parties.

    The chapter may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information on individual members to the appropriate governmental authorities. In matters involving a danger to personal or public safety, the chapter may voluntarily provide information to appropriate governmental authorities.

    The chapter is in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.