Northern California Human Resources Association


Code of Ethics

As a member of the Northern California Human Resources Association, I pledge myself to:

  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Strive for professional development and growth in the field of HR management.
  • Support the Association’s mission, goal and objectives for developing the HR management profession.
  • Encourage my organization or client to make the fair and equitable treatment of all employees a primary concern.
  • Strive to make my organization or client successful through the support and encouragement of effective HR practices.
  • Pursue the objectives of my organization or client in ways that are consistent with the public interest.
  • Instill in employees and the public a sense of confidence about and understanding of the role of the human resources professional.
  • Uphold all laws and regulations relating to human resources activities.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Refrain from using my membership or voluntary positions to secure special privilege, gain or benefit for myself, my organization or my client.

This Code of Ethics for members of the Northern California Human Resources Association has been adopted to promote and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and professional standards amount its members. By joining NCHRA, a member espouses this Code, thereby helping to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of Human Resource Management professional.

This Code is not in conflict with that of the Society for Human Resource Management, our affiliated international association.


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Northern California HR Association
Affiliate of SHRM (#47)
233 Sansome Street, Suite 508, San Francisco, CA 94104-2305
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