HRMA Chapter Member FAQ

    How do I become a HRMA of Central Massachusetts Chapter Member?

    Navigate to the “Join Our Chapter” page and then click on the JOIN NOW link for the appropriate membership type. Once approved, you will receive an invoice via email. 

    When and how will I find out about my membership application status?

    New membership applications are reviewed at our monthly board meetings, which are generally held the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Upon approval, we will notify you via email and send you an invoice for membership dues.  Payments may be made via credit card or you may send a check payable to HRMA of Central Massachusetts, Inc. with your name in the memo. Payment should be mailed to HRMA of Central Massachusetts, P.O. Box 281, Worcester, MA 01613-0281.While your application may have been approved, your membership status will not be finalized until payment is received. (Renewal memberships are generally automatic and are not reviewed by the entire Board.)

    What are HRMA’s membership categories and dues? 

    Information about membership categories and dues for the current program year can be found on the "Join Our Chapter" page.

    Do you offer a corporate membership?

    Yes, the corporate membership rate is $600 and includes an unlimited number of employees within your Human Resources department. To be included under a Corporate Membership, a representative from your company must complete a Corporate Member Application and each employee must complete their own individual membership application and be approved by HRMA’s Board of Directors. The Corporate Member Application and other membership applications are found on the "Join Our Chapter" page.

    When and how do I renew my membership?

    You may renew on our website.  You will receive information via email starting in July.

    What payment methods are available for HRMA membership?

    We accept both credits cards and personal checks.  

    Checks should be made payable to HRMA of Central MA, Inc., and mailed to HRMA of Central MA, Inc., P.O. Box 281, Worcester, MA 01613-0281

    **If you pay by company check, please make sure your name is listed on the check so that we will know how to apply the payment.

    What is your membership year?

    July 1st – June 30th

    Do I need to have a SHRM membership to apply for HRMA membership?

    You do not.  However, HRMA offers a $30 membership discount for Professional and Associate members to those with a SHRM membership.

    How do I apply for SHRM membership?

    You may apply for SHRM membership by visiting their membership page.

    Can I receive notices about meetings even if I am not a member?

    Yes! To get on our e-mail list, contact us at [email protected] so we can add your information into our database as a non-member. You will receive an e-mail from [email protected] to verify your e-mail address. Once verified, you will receive a follow-up e-mail with your log-in information. Now that you are in our database, we will have meeting announcements sent to you.  If you would like to attend an upcoming meeting you can register online. Please note, there is a $25.00 guest fee for non-members, which can be paid by check or cash on the day of the meeting.

    When are monthly membership meetings held and at what time?

    Monthly meetings generally occur on the second Thursday of every month from September – May with the annual meeting held in June.  The meetings alternate between breakfast and lunch.Details for each meeting are sent to members each month via e-mail. You can also visit our the "Meetings & Events" page at any time for information about upcoming events.

    How do I register to Attend an Upcoming Meeting?

    Chapter Members:

    1. Navigate to the Meetings & Events page under Chapter Meetings
    2. For the meeting you wish to attend, select the Click Here to Register button
    3. Enter your member login information under "Account Login"
    4. Click Login to Register
    5. Under Contact Information, click Continue
    6. Under "Available Tickets", click Add next to "Member"
    7. Click Continue to complete registration

    Non-Chapter Members:

    1. Navigate to the Meetings & Events page under Chapter Meetings
    2. For the meeting you wish to attend, select the Click Here to Register button
    3. Click Continue as Guest
    4. Complete the Contact Information section and click Continue
    5. Under "Available Tickets", click Add
    6. Confirm name, company, and e-mail on pop-up window, click Add
    7. If this is your first meeting as a non-chapter member, enter Coupon Code FirstHRMAmeeting then click Apply to waive guest fee 
    8. Click Continue to complete registration

    What happens if a meeting is scheduled during inclement weather?

    On the day of the meeting, if Worcester Public Schools are closed, our meeting will be cancelled.  If Worcester Public Schools have a delayed opening we will only keep the lunch meetings scheduled.  Breakfast meetings would be cancelled due to school opening delays. We will make every effort to notify you by e-mail and post to the website, our Facebook page and LinkedIn group if we need to cancel. Please make the best decision for you and your safety in poor weather conditions.

    How do I cancel a meeting registration?

    Active Members: Sign into the Member Area Login > Go to View My Order History > Select the meeting you wish to cancel from the list > Click the Request Refund button (aka Cancel button) located on the bottom of the page > Click "Ok" to confirm

    Guests/Non-Active MembersCLICK HERE to notify us that you need to cancel a meeting registration. Please be sure to include the meeting date and title in the comment section. If you need a refund, one will be issued to you.

    May I attend HRMA meetings before I join the Chapter?

    Yes, you may attend a chapter meeting by registering online. The first meeting you attend is free. Simply enter Coupon Code "FirstHRMAmeeting" to waive the guest fee. For each meeting thereafter, there is a $25 guest fee, which can be paid on the day of the meeting by cash or check.  

    Who do I contact if I have a question?

    General questions can be submitted through the Contact Us online form. This is monitored by a member of our Board and they will respond back to you within 24-48 hours.

    How can HRMA members modify their personal information?  

    HRMA members are able to update their information by signing into the "Members Area Login" section on our website.  Once logged on, click Member Information Editor. From here, you can update any of your information including your username and password. Don't forget to click save when you are done making any changes.

    What is the opt-out policy for HRMA Online?  

    HRMA provides members and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners. If you no longer wish to receive specific communications or services, you can send an email to [email protected]