Jeff Palkowski

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Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-CP, PHR is a Senior Human Resources Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Personnel Management, supporting the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. He has worked in human resources for over fifteen years and has been involved with the Society for Human Resource Management at national, state, and local chapter levels since 2003.


Jeff currently serves on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council as the Director of Government Affairs, as Director of Government Affairs for the Greater Madison Area SHRM chapter, and SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. In these roles, Jeff has been able to combine his previous experience working as a Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin State Legislature along with his interest and desire to advocate and initiate positive public policy change in the human resources industry.


A SHRM Certified Professional and certified Professional in Human Resources, Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earned a master’s in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and completed additional coursework at Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University.


Jeff blogs at HRSushiBar and you can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn. Jeff will also be blogging at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas as a #SHRM19Blogger.








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Articles by Jeff Palkowski, SHRM-CP

Paul LaLonde, Mary Williams, Jeff Palkowski, and Kyra Matkovich

April 19, 2019


“Bright light city gonna set my soul, Gonna set my soul on fire…”

– Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley


April 1, 2019



So, what event brings together advocacy, engaged human resources professionals, legislators…and deep fried cheese curds? If you guessed Wisconsin’s 2018 Day on the Hill, you would be correct!

March 20, 2018