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SHRM Workplace Policy Conference Features Secretary Walsh, Federal Officials

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) announced the Workplace Policy Conference (WPC) 2022 being held in Washington, D.C. March 27-29 will feature closing remarks by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, panel discussions with leaders from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and a conversation with members of Congress.

In a panel discussion titled "The Future of Equitable Workplaces," EEOC Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels and Commissioner Andrea R. Lucas will speak about workplace enforcement, operational priorities and how to advance equal opportunity in the workplace.

NLRB board members Gwynne A. Wilcox and John F. Ring and NLRB General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo will discuss how the board enforces the National Labor Relations Act and what HR professionals need to know to protect workers and employers in a session called "Scales of Justice: How the NLRB Weighs the Law, Workers and Employers."

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., will also meet with conference attendees.

"We are thrilled to welcome Secretary Walsh, our panelists and guest speakers to WPC 2022, and I am especially pleased we are able to gather together in person," said SHRM Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs Emily M. Dickens. "With his years as a labor leader, state legislator, mayor and labor secretary, Secretary Walsh's expertise in workplace policy is unparalleled. His commitment to public service and his focus on equity and fairness provide an extraordinary opportunity to learn about implementing policy that works for all. Likewise, our many participants from across government will offer special insight on how the HR community can shape the world of work by engaging with Congress and the administration."

The list of federal officials speaking at WPC 2022 also includes National Council on Disability Vice Chair James T. Brett, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Phyllis Coven, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams.

Panelists focused on workplace policy at the state level include Executive Director of Women in Government Meredith Martino, National Foundation for Women Legislators Executive Director Jody Thomas and National Conference of State Legislatures Chief Executive Officer Tim Storey.

 WPC 2022 is also an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Hear directly from policy experts on changes impacting work, workers and the workplace.
  • Learn how businesses and HR professionals are proposing to reshape the workplace through policy.
  • Meet with members of Congress to build meaningful and productive relationships.
  • Network with experienced policymakers.
  • Earn professional development credits toward SHRM certification.

Visit to register for WPC 2022.

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