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IL FV SHRM Chapter Legislative Chair


    Position Summary:
    Serve as an appointed/elected 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.  Work in close cooperation with the State Public Affairs Director and the SHRM headquarters staff in carrying out these responsibilities.  It is advisable that the chapter legislative representative serve a multiple-year term.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Initiate action in response to legislative alerts under SHRM's HRVoice program after coordination with the state council legislative affairs director or the SHRM’s Government Affairs Department.
    • Work in close cooperation with the state council legislative affairs director and SHRM’s Government Affairs Department.
    • Serve as a program speaker and advocate at chapter activities or other professional meetings.
    • 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.
    • Inform chapter members about HRVoice programs and how to use the letter-writing feature on the SHRM web site.
    • Promote within the chapter increased knowledge and activities for influencing legislation.
    • Write or present regular legislative updates for chapter members.
    • 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
      • Chapter Position Descriptions
      • Guide to Contacting Legislators
      • Fundamentals of Chapter Operations
      • 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