Member Categories

Membership Categories

Active Membership

Active Membership shall be open to any person employed by a federal, state, county, court, or municipal government, special district or authority or political sub-division, or public corporation or authority, or a public school system, who is assigned direct or support responsibility for that jurisdiction's, agency's or department's human resources and/or employee or labor relations activity exclusively on behalf of management. Active members shall have full voting privileges.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership shall be open to attorneys and consultants who are not employees of a public employer but who represent and actively work for the interests of public management and who solely represent and support the interest of management human resources or in labor/employee relations matters. Such membership shall also be open to any staff member of a government league or association who is responsible for providing management human resource or employee or labor relations services to such organization. Affiliate members shall have full voting privileges.

Retiree Membership

Any former Active or Affiliate Member who has completely retired from work in human resources and labor/employee relations is eligible for retiree membership at a discount on the NPELRA portion of the annual dues at a rate set by the NPELRA Board of Directors. This membership category is for NPELRA membership only and not a joint membership in an affiliated State. Each affiliated State may have their own membership that they administer.

Student Membership

Student membership is open to upper-level or graduate full-time students (12 units or more) who are in a Human Resources or Industrial Relations Program or related field at an accredited college or university and are not currently working full time in the Labor Relations field.