The SHRM Advocacy Team has been developed by SHRM Government Affairs as a way to assist HR Advocates — professionals like you — in making their voices heard on public policy issues impacting the workplace. It’s time that policymakers — both in Washington and in state capitals across the country — understand the role HR plays in today’s workplace. The SHRM Advocacy Team is a crucial component of SHRM’s advocacy efforts, and works with you to advance the interests of the HR profession at both the federal and state levels. As a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team, you will join the ranks of other HR Advocates committed to moving the HR profession forward, and be the voice of our profession.
A key goal for this program is to establish a network of committed volunteers to serve as the “go-to” people for lawmakers and their staffs on workforce-related issues. These individuals, termed "Advocacy Captains," will reside in each of the 435 congressional districts across the country. Each Advocacy Captain will serve as the face of HR within the district and act as the point of contact for SHRM’s Government Affairs Team when the need for in-district advocacy arises.
What is the purpose of the A-Team and why is it important?
When Congress or state legislatures are developing workplace policy, HR’s voice needs to be heard. As advocates for the HR community, SHRM members understand and can communicate how public policy issues may affect employees and employers. By working together, we can help advance effective workplace public policy and strive to move our profession forward.