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Welcome to GCHRA!

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 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 you to join our organization! 



September 2021 digital issue of HR Professionals Magazine

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Learn about membership, our exclusive beneifts, and more!

Check out Local Job Postings!

2021 - NOMINATION FORM - Deadline extended to November 30, 2021


2019 Winners were awarded and recognized at the December 12th Chapter Meeting/Luncheon. 


Feature your business on our web page, at Chapter meetings, and member communications; or join us as a guest speaker.


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“Gulf Coast Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®."

Upcoming Events

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  • January 28, 2022 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
    The Hard Rock Casino 777 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530

    GCHRA Symposium in conjuction with SRHS...

  • May 26, 2022

    The Future of Work

    The FUTURE is HERE!  HR practitioners are positioned to help their organizations REIMAGINE WORK!  The Mississippi Society of Human Resources has partnered with the thought leaders of Blue Hen to bring full day of innovative programs to help you...

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Affiliate News

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  • June 8, 2020

    We are proud to share with you that under the leadership of Jennifer Dutchover, 2019 Chapter President, and along with the dedication and hard work of the 2019 Chapter Officers, the Gulf Coast Huma

  • June 10, 2019

    SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) has awarded Gulf Coast Human Resource Association (GCHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for GCHRA’s accomplishments in 2018.

  • February 9, 2019

    Please come and supoort our Past President Amber! GCHRA is a proud supporter of this event!

  • December 14, 2018

    For this year's Holiday donation, GCHRA chose Buddy Bags - an organization founded by Chapter member Brandy Hamilton which focuses on the needs of children in the foster care system.<

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