Conferences

2020 Day on the Hill

February 12th - 13th, 2020
Park Hotel - Madison, Wisconsin

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Conference Description

Save the date and join your SHRM colleagues from around the state at our 6th Annual WI SHRM Day on the Hill event on Thursday, February 13, 2020!  Day on the Hill provides you with the unique opportunity to travel to Madison for a day of education, advocacy, and networking opportunities with your HR colleagues and legislators. The day will feature an updated format which will include an employment law update presented by employment relations attorney Bob Gregg, discussion on how to prepare for an advocacy meeting with elected officials (or their staff member), an optional State Capitol Tour, and several educational presentations. Sessions will be submitted for preapproval of recertification credits. A light breakfast and a networking lunch will be included. Watch the WISHRM website (http://www.wishrm.org/2020-Day-on-the-Hill-Save-the-Date) for updates on additional speakers and topics.

Day on the Hill also provides a great opportunity for you to advocate on behalf of SHRM and the HR profession, to learn more about the political process, and to have a real impact on the public policy debate in Wisconsin involving critical HR and business issues. Should you choose to participate in meetings with your legislator(s) at the State Capitol, WI SHRM and SHRM's Government Affairs staff will pre-arrange those meetings for you. Some of the topics which we previously advocated for include:

  1. Alignment of state and federal family and medical leave provisions.
  2. Worker’s Compensation reform to restore a level of balance and fairness in the cost of healthcare under Worker’s Compensation.
  3. Legislation that would enforce a statewide set of provisions addressing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment rather than having varying local ordinances.

One initiative that has been a topic of discussion at both the national and state level is the employment of individuals with past criminal histories to get a fair chance at employment. SHRM has joined business leaders to promote their “Getting Talent Back to Work” initiative, encouraging individuals and organizations to give employment opportunities to individuals with a criminal record. At the state level, related, bi-partisan legislation to reform criminal record expungement continues to move forward in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
 
Also, join us at Park Hotel on Wednesday, February 12, from 5:30pm to 7pm for a social/networking event which will also include programming for first-time attendees followed by an optional networking dinner on the Capitol Square. Dress is casual. If you are unable to attend the Thursday Day on the Hill event but would still like to attend the Wednesday evening networking event, the cost to attend is $25.


Event Pricing

SHRM Member $75
Non-SHRM Member $85
Student (Full Time - Undergrad) $40
Tuesday Networking Event Only $25


Premier Park Hotel - Downtown Madison
22 South Carroll Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

 
 

Contact Information

 

Jeff Palkowski, SHRM-CP, PHR
Governmental Affairs Director

University of WI - Madison DoIT
Ph:  (608) 262-1657
Em:  jeffpalkowski@gmail.com

Term Start:  1/1/2019


Biography

Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-CP, PHR is a Senior Human Resources Specialist-Workforce Relations with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology He has worked in human resources and has been involved with the Society for Human Resource Management at national and local chapter levels since 2003.

Jeff currently serves as the Director of Governmental Affairs on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council and SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. He previously served as the Director of Government Affairs on the Greater Madison Area SHRM Board. In these roles, Jeff has been able to combine his previous experience working as a Deputy Chief of Staff/Policy Advisor in the Wisconsin Legislature along with his interest and desire to advocate and initiate positive change in the human resources industry as a SHRM Advocacy A-Team Member since 2012.

A certified Professional in Human Resources since 2008 and SHRM Certified Professional since 2015, Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Masters in Human Resources Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.


 

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