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.


One transaction. One profile. Dual membership.

Already a SHRM Member?

Select your state and chapter on the right. Then, follow the steps to start your SHRM Dual Membership.


NOT a SHRM Member?

Select Professional Membership. Follow the steps and make sure to add your chapter when you join or renew.


CNY SHRM is a 100% membership chapter, which means you must also be a member of the national SHRM organization (www.shrm.org). In order to join you will be required to enter your National SHRM email address for auditing purposes.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world. 

We associate the rainbow flag with the LGBTQ+ movement. The flag was created when Harvey Milk asked a designer friend, Gilbert Baker, to design an all encompassing symbol to take on San Francisco’s Pride March in 1978.

Today, celebrations  take on various forms including pride parades, parties, workshops and concerts. LGBTQ+ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

See below for ways to be an ally. (Source: https://www.glaad.org/resources/ally/2)

  • Be a listener.
  • Be open-minded.
  • Be willing to talk.
  • Be inclusive.
  • Don't assume that all your friends and co-workers are straight. Someone close to you could be looking for support in their coming-out process. Not making assumptions will give them the space they need.
  • Anti-LGBT comments and jokes are harmful. Let your friends, family and co-workers know that you find them offensive.
  • Confront your own prejudices and bias, even if it is uncomfortable to do so.
  • Defend your LGBT friends against discrimination.
  • Believe that all people, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, should be treated with dignity and respect.

How can you support and celebrate in the workplace? Please click on the links below for additional resources.

History of the LGBTQ movement in the United States: https://www.history.com/pride

Library of Congress: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month  |  Library of Congress (loc.gov)

American Bar Association: Celebrating Pride Month (americanbar.org)

2021 Annual CNY SHRM and MACNY Total Rewards Survey

Having trouble hiring and retaining staff? Want to know what other organizations are offering to their employees in terms of pay, benefits and non-financial rewards?

Complete the annual CNY SHRM and MACNY Total Rewards Survey to find out what other organizations are paying and find out what specific, non-financial benefits they offer. There is no cost to complete the survey and participants receive the final data free of charge.

What’s new this year? When you see the final survey results, you will find out how the Covid-19 Pandemic affected local organizations and what they are doing to provide non-financial benefits like workplace flexibility, performance recognition, career development and philanthropy. 

And please hold the date for the powerful and informative, virtual Survey Debrief Session on the morning of August 12, conducted by Astron Solutions, our survey Administrator.  Astron is a well respected human resources and compensation consulting firm.  They have been doing this survey for us for 20 years!

Special Incentives in Recognition of our 20th year of doing this survey—weekly prize drawing on Mondays including organizations that completed the survey the prior week. 

Please get an early start.  Survey runs from May 10-June 22. You can begin submitting through the survey portal at: https://astronsurveys.com/CNYSHRM.

 Please note: If you participated last year, login information to participate in this year’s survey is going to be emailed to you on May 10th, 2021 from the [email protected] email address. If you need help with login, please email: [email protected].

New participants can register to submit at: https://astronsurveys.com/CNYSHRM

We look forward to your participation! Stay tuned for weekly reminders and results of drawings.

CNY SHRM Total Rewards Committee and MACNY


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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