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About Us

Association for California Governmental Human Resources Professionals (CalGovHR)

CalGovHR is an innovative, responsive, and professional organization dedicated to the growth of California public sector and nonprofit human resources professionals.  Our mission is to render training programs to HR professionals that fosters their professional competencies and career growth, to maintain the ethical standards of accountability of our profession, and to support the development of HR professionals throughout all stages of their career.

Who Should Join CalGovHR

CalGovHR is a professional, nonprofit California association established in 1988, comprised of public sector Human Resources Professionals throughout the Golden State.  Our members work in all areas of Human Resources including, Classification & Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Leaves & Benefits, Training & Employee Development, Leadership, and labor relations for the jurisdictions they serve.

CalGovHR's members work in city, county or state government, school districts, state university systems, special districts, and non-profit organizations representing all aspects of Human Resources including management of employee relations, bargaining, and other activities involving public employee unions and associations.

Visit our membership page for more information about becoming a CalGovHR member.

Human Resources Professionals Across California

CalGovHR members come from agencies across California, whether they are a large or small agency, as well as from various backgrounds. This mix of Human Resources professionals provides opportunities for members to network, exchange ideas and best practices, share information, and use these tools to improve Human Resources in their own agencies.

Benefits of Joining CalGovHR

CalGovHR members receive the following benefits:

  • Members only discounts to our Annual Conference & Expo™

  • Members only discounts to our California Specific Certification HR Institute

  • Members only discounts to our various trainings throughout the year

  • Free Legal Update Training Annually (offered virtually & at the annual conference)

  • Free Job Board postings

  • Our programs provide the opportunity to engage with other HR professionals from across the State and share experiences and expertise in all aspects of Human Resources.


Explore our Web site to learn more about the resources CalGovHR provides.  

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