Governmental Affairs - Position Description & Duties
The Governmental Affairs Director monitors and evaluates, on a continuing basis, pending federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory, and legal activities that may have an impact on the management of human resources. This Director is also responsible for communicating accurate and timely legislative information enabling members to assess the importance of the proposed legislation. The Director works in close cooperation with the SHRM Government Affairs headquarters staff along with the State Council in carrying out these tasks.
RESPONSIBLE TO: State Director
- Attend all State Council meetings and actively participate in Council matters.
- Plan and coordinate the annual State Legislative Conference(s).
- Facilitate annual selection process for State Legislative Partner. Serve as primary contact for Legislative partner ensuring monthly articles are submitted and partnership needs are met.
- Encourage and support balanced and fair public policy which reflects the best interests of the Society, its members, and their employers.
- Communicate in a positive and proactive manner the Society's and each member's concern with proposed and existing legislation along with administrative rules. In coordination with SHRM staff and the State Council, initiate action in response to legislation, regulation or legal activities in the state.
- Identify, evaluate and disseminate to chapters within the state issues of concern arising from potential legislation, regulatory and/or legal activities within the state which would potentially impact SHRM members or the profession.
- Actively promote SHRM’s legislative involvement program, HRVoice, to members. Encourages and organizes state letter writing initiatives/competitions to federal and state legislators on pending issues and/or legislation or HR “hot topics”.
- Recruits and coordinates a state contact list of SHRM members who are willing to participate in advanced legislative activities. These activities would include, but are not limited to, providing unique personal accounts on specific pieces of legislation to SHRM or for federal or state congressional use, serving as an “expert” resource/speaker for SHRM on a particular issue and testifying before either congress or the state legislature.
- Attend annual SHRM Legislative conference.
- Perform other duties as assigned by State Director.
National SHRM membership in good standing required. HRCI certification preferred.
Serves a one-year term beginning with the first day of January ending the last day of December. Appointed by the state council director. May be reappointed for two additional one-year terms for a total service of three years.