CNY SHRM recognizes the unique challenges presented by the threat of COVID-19 and is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our members and community.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation, following all guidelines set forth and provide updates to our membership as we learn more about the impact of COVID-19.  The health and well-being of our membership and our community at large is our top priority.

Understanding the challenges that employers and our fellow Human Resource professionals are facing in relation to the Coronavirus, CNY SHRM has compiled a list of resources to help our members navigate through the issues associated with the outbreak.

National SHRM’s website has a variety of resources and tools to help prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.

You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for important updates and guidance relating to COVID-19.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is holding weekly webinars on Coronavirus including updates and discussion on legal and practical issues.

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in participating in peer discussions and learning more about what local businesses are doing in the face of the outbreak.


CNY SHRM Statement in Solidarity

CNY SHRM stands in solidarity with its Black members, as well as members of the Black community-at-large, and its allies, against the systemic racism that has plagued our society for far too long. George Floyd is just one of many Black lives taken in a demoralizing and dehumanizing manner by some of those who are sworn to protect the communities in which they serve. These abhorrent acts of violence in our society are reminders that there is still much work to do to eradicate racism and inequality in this country. We condemn these acts of violence and further support the Black Lives Matter cause. We can no longer stay silent, things must change.

We are committed to taking action to unravel the thread of racism that permeates our society.  We are committed to doing our part to further support the Black members of our organization and community to make certain that they know and feel that their lives matter.

The CNY SHRM Executive Board is committed to listening to Black voices, learning about institutional and systemic racism in our communities and in our nation, and advocating for change. The CNY SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to developing or sponsoring programming intended for educating employers and human resource professionals on racism and promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The CNY SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee will lead an on-going dialogue about race and racism with its members and encourages its members to participate in this endeavor. 

The CNY SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee encourages its members to share their thoughts and ideas for programming by emailing [email protected]

Together we can make a difference to eradicate racism from our society. 

In Solidarity,

CNY SHRM Executive Board: Louise Hand, James Branche, Iolanda Cooper, Jay Jerose, and Amanda Cooper

CNY SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Catherine Green Harris, Co-Chair, Mary Anne Ciccarelli, Co-Chair, Olesh Iwachiw, Linda Hall, and Veronica Campbell

Advisors to the Committee: Me’Shea Brooks-Rolling, Tom Resch, and Stephanie Hoppe Fedorka, Esq. 

 Welcome to CNY SHRM, Central New York's Premier Human Resource Organization

Central New York Society for Human Resource Management (CNY SHRM) was founded in 1974 and has over 500 members. As an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Chapter exists to provide a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities for human resource (HR) professionals in the greater Syracuse area. The Chapter's diverse membership represents more than 300 companies with a range of experience from entry to senior level, across various industries and practices. CNY SHRM proudly serves to advance the HR profession.

We hope that you will join us for one of our programs, whether a breakfast series event, a professional networking event or our annual conference. Another way to participate in CNY SHRM is to become involved as a volunteer. Our volunteers work on various aspects of chapter administration and event programming. Volunteering with CNY SHRM is a great way for you to develop business and leadership skills and create key contacts in the HR profession.


CNY SHRM is your local HR Group dedicated to the Human Resources Profession. We are nationally and locally recognized as CNY’s Premier Human Resource Organization. As such, we are strategic partners on workforce issues that contribute to CNY’s socioeconomic success.


Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Serving as a volunteer is a great way to give back to the HR community and to network with your peers. It is also a great way to use skills you already have or to develop a new skill you need. CNY SHRM operates through the leadership of our volunteers.

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