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SHRM Brings Together HR Leaders for Meetings with Labor Secretary and EEOC Chair


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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) brought together top HR professionals for meetings on December 8 with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows to discuss issues impacting work, workers, and the workplace.

The meetings in Washington, D.C. included SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Chief of Staff and Head of Public Affairs Emily M. Dickens, Chief Human Resources Officer Jim Link, Chief Knowledge Officer Alexander Alonso, and CEO Academy Director Christopher Lopez.

Also in attendance at both meetings were SHRM Board Chair and Booz Allen Hamilton Chief People Officer Betty Thompson and the following members of the SHRM Executive Council: Mastercard Chief People Officer Michael Fraccaro, TripAdvisor Chief People Officer Beth Grous, Neiman Marcus Group Executive Vice President and Chief People and Belonging Officer Eric Severson, Trinity Health Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Ed Hodge, and Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer Diane Gherson.

"SHRM is grateful to Secretary Walsh, Chair Burrows, and their staffs for the opportunity to sit down for quality discussions about the future of work, workforce development, and how HR professionals can be helpful to policymakers," said Taylor. "As always, SHRM is honored to engage with the administration on behalf of our more than 318,000 members, sharing their collective knowledge and expertise to build a better world of work."

The SHRM Executive Council—comprised of the world's top CHROs, luminaries, and academics—guides cutting-edge research, drives meaningful membership initiatives, and provides insights on emerging business strategies. Council members are part of SHRM's Executive Network, an elite community of HR leaders at the intersection of people and business.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. More than 95% of Fortune 500 companies rely on SHRM to be their go-to resource for all things work and their business partner in creating next-generation workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.

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