The success of HRIA is largely due to the contributions made by volunteers through our numerous volunteer committees. Committees may be either Board, Standing or Operational.
Board and Standing committees report to the Board through the committee chair.
Board committees are comprised of Board members only.
Standing committees are comprised of certified members appointed by the HRIA Board of Directors. To ensure objectivity and independence, active Board Directors do not serve on standing committees.
Operational committees report to the Executive Director through the committee chair or senior staff manager. Volunteers for Operational committees are appointed by the Executive Director and may include certified or non-certified members.
Whether Board, Standing or Operational, committees provide important oversight to ensure HRIA is acting in the best interests of the public, its members and in accordance with the association's mission, vision, values and strategic plan.
The chart below illustrates the committee structure of HRIA. Click on each section for further details of the mandates of each of the committees and subcommittees.
Finance and Audit
The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is to Monitor financial reporting and disclosure to gain reasonable assurance that HRIA complies with all applicable laws, regulations, rules, policies and other requirements of governments and regulatory agencies relating to financial reporting and disclosure. This committee ensures:
the accounting principles, significant judgments and disclosures that underlie or are incorporated in financial statements, are the most appropriate in the prevailing circumstances;
quarterly and annual financial statements are accurate; and fairly present HRIA’s financial position as a result of its operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and together with management discussion and analysis constitute a fair presentation of its financial condition;
appropriate information concerning the financial position and performance of HRIA is disseminated to the membership in a timely manner.
The purpose of the Governance Committee (GC) is to maximize board effectiveness through development and maintenance of appropriate governance principles and practices; by ensuring optimal alignment of board/board committee membership and board member competencies; and ability and commitment to fulfill their board responsibilities.
Human Resources and Compensation Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the GC, the HR and Compensation Committee oversees the selection, retention, compensation and succession planning for the position of the ED; reviews the human resources policies and practices of the organization, as required, and obtains management assurance that those policies and practices are consistently and fairly applied on an annual basis. In addition this subcommittee provides human resources advice, assistance and support to the ED.
Board Nominations Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the GC, the Nominations Committee is responsible for ensuring qualified members are identified and presented to the membership for election to the Board of Directors, while bearing in mind the need for a board that is balanced as to gender, regional representations and diversity.
Complaints, Investigation and Discipline
Investigates all complaints concerning allegations of non-compliance with the association’s Code of Ethics or the By-laws, decisions made by the Registrar relating to the application for membership, or decisions arising out of the Recertification Audit or Nomination Procedure and applies an appropriate and just remedy to the matter.
Responds to written appeals from parties affected by decisions rendered by the Complaints, Investigations and Discipline Committee.
Standards Advisory Committee
Ensures HRIA has policies and procedures required to ensure that human resources professionals registered with and certified by HRIA have and maintain professional standards of competence and conduct.
Assesses candidates against the established criteria and to select recipients of the association’s awards program.
Advises the editor regarding editorial content for the monthly E-Source newsletter and the quarterly Network magazine.
Advises HRIA on the ongoing development of and policies regarding the mentoring program.
Liaisons assist HRIA with numerous campus events such as career fairs, networking functions and speaking events at institutions across the province.
The Recertification Audit Committee (RAC) is responsible for determining the appropriateness and adequacy of recertification activities in relation to recertification processes. It applies these standards in accordance with parameters developed by the CCHRA and approved by the HRIA Board of Directors. Annually, the Recertification Audit Committee reviews at least 3% of all applications for recertification on a random basis and assesses these applications in accordance with established policies and procedures. The RAC ensures that HRIA contributes to the ongoing development of national audit guidelines. The decisions of the Recertification Audit Committee are appealable to HRIA’s Complaints, Investigation and Discipline Committee.
Regional Services Committee
Assists with coordinating information between the collaboration partners with the aim to provide consistent services to members across the province.
Speaker Selection Committee
Assists with the screening and selection of concurrent speakers for the annual conference and on site volunteer assistance.
If you are an HRIA member and you would like to volunteer for a committee, please see Volunteering.