July Closes with a Bang for SHRM Advocacy
In a matter of less than two weeks, SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP has been from the White House to the state house, with Congress in the middle, meeting with a bipartisan group of policymakers on key workplace issues. It kicked off with Mr. Taylor pledging on behalf of SHRM and the HR profession to train 127,000 HR professionals at the White House rollout of the Pledge to American Workers, below with President Donald J. Trump.
Taylor then testified before a House subcommittee on Capitol Hill about H.R. 4219, the SHRM supported Workflex in the 21st Century Act, sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA), pictured talking with Mr. Taylor above following the hearing. That was followed by a meeting with Rep. Joaquin Castro, chair of the nonpartisan Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), in which they discussed ways of enhancing the CHCI/SHRM strategic partnership as it relates to workers, skills and the job market.
Next week, Mr. Taylor will present a keynote address to nearly 2,000 bipartisan state legislators and staff on how to improve the workplace culture in state legislatures during the #MeToo era at the National Conference of State Legislatures' Legislative Summit in Los Angeles.
A busy two weeks, for sure, and we're looking forward to what opportunities will present themselves in the weeks and months ahead to advance SHRM advocacy with policymakers and thought leaders.
Written by Mike Aitken, VP of Government Relations, Society of Human Resource Management, published July 27, 2018