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SHRM Partners with White House on Military Family Initiative
On Tuesday, April 12, SHRM's Interim President and CEO Hank Jackson participated in the White House announcement of a new presidential initiative called “Joining Forces,” accompanying President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden on the dais during their remarks.  [ More ]

Capitol Hill Update

Congress Settles on FY 2011 Spending Plan; Repeals Employer Health Care Voucher
After a protracted, six-month struggle to finalize federal fiscal year 2011 funding, last week Congress approved and President Obama signed a package that preserves government operations through September 30, 2011.  [ More ]

House Committee Subjects ‘E-Verify’ to Congressional Oversight 
On Thursday, April 14, the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee heard testimony  on the Federal government's electronic employment verification program, known as the ‘E-Verify’ system.  The views of the HR profession were shared during the hearing by Austin  Fragomen, chairman of the board of directors of the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP).  SHRM and ACIP co-chair the HR Initiative of a Legal Workforce; a coalition of employers and human resource professionals that seek to improve the current, I-9 paper-based process of employment verification which has been shown to be subject to identity theft.  [ More ]

In the States

As Feds Deal with Budget Matters, States/Cities Move on HR Policy
As the federal government has been mired in a protracted debate on how to get its fiscal house in order, certain states and one locality have recently enacted new laws that will impact the way HR does business in those areas.  [ More ] 

The 'Grab Bag'

Quick Reminders for HR Professionals of Deadlines Approaching or Where You Can Find the Information You Need
From time to time, we're asked to highlight certain items that you might find of interest, but that don't necessarily relate to an article in our current HR Issues Update.  The 'Grab Bag' will serve as our vehicle to share these items with you in a timely manner.  [ More ]

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