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Government Affairs

    Government Affairs Committee 

    Committee Chair

    Lena Bodin, MBA, SPHR



    The Government Affairs Committee monitors legislative activity affecting the Human Resources Profession and coordinates legislative activities through lobbying, providing speakers, and organizing campaigns designed to initiate legislative input from WHRMA members.

    Current Issues/Projects - Government Affairs Committee responsibilities include:

    • Communicating the status of federal and state legislative issues to WHRMA members through newsletter articles, the WHRMA web site, and activities at monthly membership meetings
    • Acting as legislative liaison to the SHRM NY State Council
    • Coordinating activities of SHRM's HR Voice by informing members of legislative activities and of specific strategies to communicate opinions to legislative decision makers
    • SHRM Legislative Issues
    • Coordinating various legislative activities through WHRMA such as lobbying, presenting testimony at legislative hearings, and providing educational opportunities in the legislative area either solely or in conjunction with other committees
    How can you help?

    SHRM's A-Team Needs You!

    From now until the end of the year, the SHRM NY State Council is seeking volunteers to serve as Advocacy Captains for SHRM's Advocacy Team effort.

    In brief, Advocacy Captains serve as the point person for the respective congressional district in which they live.  They, along with fellow HR Advocates, will be “the face” of the HR profession with the legislator (and their staff) who represents that district in Washington.

    We're looking for volunteers who are practicing HR professionals, willing to conduct a bi-annual face-to-face meeting with their legislator, and be a leader within their community.  To learn more and to sign up, check out The SHRM A-Team.

    Write a letter to your Legislator - It’s quick and easy SHRM does all the work for you!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    To volunteer for the Government Affairs Committee, contact Lena.