My name is Sean McIntosh. I joined the SHRM Government Affairs Member Advocacy Team last August after two years working as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill. My passion for change goes back to my high school days as a volunteer at SHRM conferences, and then throughout my college career as president of George Mason University’s SHRM student chapter!
I’m Andrew Aragon, the newest member of the SHRM government affairs team. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for nearly seven years and before joining the SHRM team, I was active on Capitol Hill working as a staffer in Congress, then at a political tech startup.
Now that the 116th Congress has settled in and is busy addressing important workplace issues, there is no better time to discuss SHRM’s public-policy priorities that are situated at the intersection of work, workers and the workplace! SHRM is focused on educating new and returning members of Congress on key policy priorities including workforce development, workplace equity, workplace immigration, and workplace flexibility and leave.
On November 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team about 2018 Midterm Election Results and Implications for the Workplace.
If you missed this important chat you can read all the tweets here or below:
Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.
Savvy HR professionals understand that creating a safe, positive organizational culture is vital for the long-term success of the 21st Century workforce.
Lisa Horn, the SHRM director of congressional affairs, kicked off 2018 Law and Legislative conference by introducing Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. - SHRM CEO, and Michael Aiken- SHRM vice president of government affairs, to an overflow crowd of over 600 excited attendees.
On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities.
In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here:
Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas. Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace.
Most folks only get out to one and if lucky two conferences a year. Of course, the SHRM Annual each June is the granddaddy of them all and one that folks look forward to attending a year in advance. However, it’s not the only conference on the schedule and you have some great options to choose from, especially if you have an interest in one particular area of HR.
While President Donald Trump called for paid parental leave in his State of the Union address, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is supporting enactment of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.
SHRM strongly encourages the White House, Congress and employers to support H.R. 4219. It addresses the needs of businesses and employees by providing predictability for employers and generous paid leave and workflex options for the workforce.
On Tuesday, January 30 at 9:00 pm ET President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to the nation (SOTU). In his remarks, the President will address his public policy agenda, which will likely include key HR issues surrounding immigration reform and health care, among others. Future decisions made on these initiatives will impact you and your workplace and may affect the way you prepare for what’s ahead.
What's your HR kryptonite? Is it tracking FMLA leave? Navigating the HR Bermuda triangle of ADA, FMLA and workers' comp? Figuring out who's an employee or independent contractor under the conflicting federal and state laws, regulations and guidance? And how many times have we been in front of these issues trying to shape these important public policies before they became law?
Last month, almost 750 SHRM members joined us in Washington D.C. for SHRM’s 39th Employment Law and Legislation Conference. It was an especially exciting time to be in the nation’s capital, with volatile health care negotiations and a Supreme Court nomination underway. We could feel the energy and immediacy in every session. There is so much at stake right now, with changes coming at a pace we’ve never experienced.