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Welcome to Connecticut State Council

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


Upcoming Events

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  • March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

    Connecticut in Motion A Transportation Webinar Series: Session One

    Connecticut in Motion

    A Transportation Webinar Series: Session One

    Transit and COVID-19: A Fact-Based Discussion

    Join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 pm...

  • March 11, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • March 24, 2021 - 4:30pm
  • May 13, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • June 20, 2021 to June 23, 2021
    Chicago, IL

    Join thousands of your colleagues in the Windy City for what will be four days of high energy, best-in-class programming and skills development. It’s the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world, and it’s the one conference you will wish you didn’t miss.



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Post-Pandemic, Should Employers Still Subsidize Fitness at Home?

Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Benefits managers who support at-home fitness say that reimbursing workers for purchasing home exercise equipment is a perk that... Read more

Employees Working Out of State Often Fail to Let HR Know

Wed, 24 Feb 2021
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