Renewal Dues Assistance Program (Including Retirement)
The program will be available once the June 2020 to May 2021 renewal opens in the spring of 2020.
HRPA recently conducted an in-depth review of our policies for Reduced Dues, the Disability Assistance Program (DAP) and Retired Status to ensure that they are fair and transparent for all. As a result of the review, we have developed a comprehensive Renewal Dues Assistance Program that incorporates the three separate policies that were in place before, but also provides additional grounds for seeking assistance.
The most important changes are:
- A proportional system was developed, meaning that dues will be adjusted depending on the nature of the request.
- There is no longer a limit regarding how many consecutive years a registrant can apply for assistance regarding their dues. Previously, registrants could only qualify for assistance regarding their dues twice in a five (5) year timeframe. Now, registrants can apply for assistance as needed.
- Situations that weren't covered by the previous policies, such as contract work, supporting other family members or attending school part-time while working, have now been included.
- Registrants applying for retired status are now permitted to work a maximum of 15 hours a week in a non-HR capacity.
For more details about the Renewal Dues Assistance Program, including the application form, please click here.
Thinking of Retirement?
Instead of being a separate, process, registrants who no longer work, either in HR or any other form of full-time employment, may now apply for Retired Status through the Renewal Dues Assistance Program. Registrants who work part-time or reduced hours provided it does not exceed 15 hours per week or volunteer, in a non-HR capacity, may also qualify.
Retired Status allows designated registrants to keep their designation but without being subject to the continuing professional development requirement as long as they put 'retired' or 'ret' behind their designation(s). Registrants whose designations have been retired are also no longer eligible to vote in elections for HRPA's Board of Directors, but otherwise continue to enjoy all the same rights and obligations as all other registrants.
There are some things you may want to consider before applying for retired status:
- If you 'retire' from a company, but continue to practice HR either full-time, part-time, on occasion, or pro bono, you are not eligible for Retired status.
- If you exit the workforce entirely and want to keep the right to use your designation and initials, you may apply for Retired Status and Dues.
- If you exit the workforce entirely and do not want to keep the right to use your designation and initials but wish to remain registered with HRPA, you may apply for Retired dues and resign your Designation (and be placed in a non-designated registration class).
- If you would like to simply resign your registration with HRPA once you have retired, please complete the Resignation Form and submit it to email@example.com.
Note that to maintain the right to use your designation and initials, even under the retired status, you must remain a registrant of HRPA.
How to Apply
Please complete the Renewal Dues Assistance Program request form and send it back to us by fax, mail or email.