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Government Affairs Director


    Position Summary:

    Serve as an appointed member of the chapter leadership.  Monitor and evaluate on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources.  Present a legislative report or update to the chapter president and fellow chapter members.  Inform elected officials of SHRM's position on legislation affecting the human resources profession.  Work in close cooperation with the State Public Affairs Director and the SHRM headquarters staff in carrying out these responsibilities. 

    Responsible To:

    The members of the chapter

    The chapter president

    State council legislative director


    • Attend and participate in all scheduled chapter meetings.
    • Provide a legislative affairs report to members at chapter meetings.
    • Maintain contact with state legislators and Members of Congress.
    • Monitor state and local government activities and provide timely information on public policy issues to the chapter president, state council legislative affairs director, and the SHRM’s Government Affairs Department.
    • Work in close cooperation with the state council legislative affairs director and SHRM’s Government Affairs Department.
    • Develop and support workshops and seminars that address public affairs issues.
    • Respond to any other requirements of the chapter president and state council legislative affairs director.
    • Promote within the chapter increased knowledge and activities for influencing legislation.
    • Write legislative updates for chapter website.
    • Participate in the SHRM Government Affairs Core Leadership Area conference calls and webcasts.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
    • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.
    • Attend all monthly membership and board of directors meetings.

    Resources Available:

    • SHRM supplies the following resources for Chapter Legislative Representatives
      • Guide to Contacting Legislators
      • Tips for Planning a Legislative Meeting
      • And MUCH MORE…available online at     
    • Legislative Resources are available from SHRM’s Governmental Affairs Department online at
      • The Government Affairs Department also can provide you with a Chapter Legislative Leader Toolkit.
    • View SHRM’s position statements online at