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 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.
Any former Active or Affiliate Member who has retired from work in human resources and labor/employee relations or is working less than 10 hours a week on average is eligible for retiree membership. Members will have full benefits at the national and state (when applicable) level. Retiree members do not have voting privileges.
Student membership is open to upper-level or graduate full-time students (12 active/enrolled credits or more) who are in a Human Resources or Industrial Relations Program or related field at an accredited college or university. Those involved in continuing education programs while working full-time in the Human Resources or Labor Relations field do not qualify. Members will have full benefits at the state and national level. Student members do not have voting privileges.