Become A TEA Member

Joining The Employers’ Association is a cost-effective decision. Your annual membership fee provides a wide range of services to prevent HR problems. Members have access to salary surveys, compliance help, and management advice at no additional cost. Training and consulting services are available at discounted rates.


How do I join? 

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After searching various HR sites on my own for about 15-20 minutes, I called TEA for assistance. I left a very specific topic (I was looking for "bad hire costs"). I was so impressed that within ten minutes, I had an email from Rob Strate...with a PERFECT article/white paper on the subject. The article far exceeded what I had found on my own. I need to remember that TEA is truly an extension of my HR department! Thank you!
Cathy Kubiak
Executive Director of Human Resources
Grand Rapids Community College

Our TEA(m)

Professional Staff

Maggie McPhee, SHRM-CP, PHR
Director of Information Services. Bio.

Jason Reep, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Director of Learning & Inclusion. Bio.

Ron Scott, SPHR
Director of Member Engagement. Bio.

David Smith, CAE
President & CEO. Bio.

Rob Strate, SPHR
Director of HR Services. Bio.

Support Staff

Linda Hoffman
Director of Administration

Marla Holzapfel
Information Services Administrator

Penny Mollica
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Other Contacts

Training Registrations

Employment Services

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