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Legislative Affairs

    Legislative affairs are considered a core leadership area for SHRM affiliates such as NASHRM. Our chapter has an appointed/elected member to monitor and evaluate pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. It is the responsibility of the NASHRM Director of Legislative Affairs to keep our chapter informed on such issues and to work closely with State Public Affairs Director(s) and the SHRM headquarters staff.

    Twice a year the legislative director will attend a Hill Visit with legislative directors from other SHRM affiliate chapters across the state of Alabama to meet with our congressmen/women and senators to discuss legal issues relevant to the management of human resources. See statements below from some of the NASHRM chapter members that have made this trip in the past. It truly is an amazing trip to be a part of.

    "The Fall Hill Visit trip was such an amazing opportunity.  As an HR professional, so many of the aspects of our job are determined by the decisions that are made in the very same offices and buildings that we were visiting.  It was a very surreal experience.  To know that these Congressmen/women, Senators, and Staff make the time to listen to our concerns and show an interest in the issues affecting our employers and our profession was so encouraging. I now realize that my voice really does matter and can be heard through these trips, letters, and calls.   I would definitely attend again and would encourage my fellow HR professionals to do the same."   –Miranda Hadden

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    "The DC Hill Visit is a very rewarding and gratifying experience.  What better way to advocate for employers and employees than to have the ear of our congressmen and women?  I am grateful for the opportunity to represent SHRM on The Hill!"  -Sonya Tolliver

    “My first Hill Visit was truly remarkable as I witnessed history in the making.  The AL SHRM contingent spoke with our elected officials the day before the 2010 health care vote.  We had a front row seat as Senators and Representatives debated the pros and cons of passing such an encompassing bill.  Serving as one of NASHRM’s voices during this historic vote has been one of the highlights of my HR career.”     -Bobbi Wilson

    NASHRM members will be able to find useful legislative updates on this page throughout the year so please check back often. SHRM members can also find extensive resources in reference to public policy through the SHRM website.