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Government Affairs/Advocacy

    Chair:  Vanda Stephens


    The legislative committee provides the membership with updates on legislative issues effecting Human Resources or local businesses.  Information can be gained through a variety of outlets including the Kansas SHRM Legislatives Directors’ monthly phone call, emails from Bright and Carpenter Consulting (SHRM’s local legislative consultants/lobbyist) and local news and advocacy groups.  This group can assist with advocacy campaigns such as writing letters or emails to members of Congress, testifying at the State House on HR issues, providing member’s information on local and state officials, etc.  They may also assist with the SHRM Annual Legislative Conference held each February in Topeka.   If you are interested in legislative activities and how to change things for the greater good - this is your opportunity! You do not need any prior experience with legislative activities, just a willingness to learn. You can also learn more at  Approximate time commitment is two hours per month. 

    Goal for 2021

    Conduct one advocacy event for members. Provide at least quarterly social media post on Advocacy initiatives.