2016 Day on the Hill
April 5-6, 2016
The Madison Concourse Hotel
One West Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
Join your SHRM colleagues from around the state at our 2nd Annual WI SHRM Day on the Hill event! The Day on the Hill provides you the unique opportunity to travel to Madison, WI for a day of legislative education and networking with colleagues and legislators. The day will start out with an employment law update presented by Bob Gregg, training on how to conduct an advocacy meeting with a legislator or their staff, and other educational presentations. A networking lunch will be included. WISHRM and SHRM's Government Affairs staff will pre-arrange your afternoon meetings at the capitol.
The Day on the Hill will provide 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.
Also, join us at The Madison Concourse Hotel on Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm for a social/networking event, sponsored by the Greater Madison Area SHRM Chapter. Dress is casual. If you are unable to attend the Wednesday Day on the Hill event, but would still like to attend the Tuesday networking event, the cost to attend the networking event only is $25.
The 2016 WI SHRM Day on the Hill event has been approved for 4 recertification credit hours from both SHRM & HRCI.
|Featured Presenter Bob Gregg|
9:15-10:15am – Department of Workforce Development Tools & Resources
Presenter: Deputy Secretary Georgia Maxwell & BJ Dernbach, DWD Division Administrator, Worker's Compensation
Description: Deputy Secretary Maxwell will discuss recent enhancements to JobCenterofWisconsin.com and how they can add value to HR recruitment and selection. She will also discuss how Youth Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship can be leveraged to bridge the skills gap for the talent needs of SHRM members. Finally, she will provide an overview of the resources and incentives offered by DWD to hire vocational rehab job seekers to fill talent needs.
BJ Dernbach will discuss Workers Compensation, which has existed for over 100 years in Wisconsin. This is in no part due to the grand bargain struck between Labor and Management that still exists today. However, over the years the policy focus has shifted from ensuring the exclusive remedy to addressing the growing costs of health care coverage. DWD will provide some recent statistics on how the system is proceeding in Wisconsin, and talk about some recent legislative changes in the system.
|Featured Presenter Chris Reader|
10:15-11:15 AM – SHRM's Advocacy Efforts
Presenter - Chris Reader, Director of Health & Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC)
Description: Chris will provide insight into SHRM’s advocacy efforts (which will take place in the afternoon) to combine state and federal FMLA laws and regulations. Additionally, he will be discussing needed reforms to Worker’s Compensation, specifically regarding medical costs, and other pending legislation addressing topics of employment law of interest to employers, including:
Bio: Chris Reader is the Director of Health & Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest trade association representing business.
In this position Chris advocates for pro-growth reforms in a number of policy areas, including health care, employment law, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, education, workforce development, and telecommunications. Additionally, Chris staffs WMC’s Human Resources Committee and Health Committee.
Chris also serves on the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau Governing Board and on the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council.
Chris joined WMC in 2013 with significant experience in state government and Wisconsin politics, having worked as a division administrator in a state agency, as a chief-of-staff and policy advisor in the state Senate and Assembly, and on several political campaigns throughout Wisconsin.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He and his wife live in Sun Prairie.
1:45-2:05PM - Preparation for Legislative Meetings
SHRM members attending the same legislative meetings will get to meet with one another and prepare for the meeting(s) together. SHRM members who will be meeting with legislators on their own can use this time for additional meeting preparation.
2:15-4:30PM - Individual Legislative Meetings
SHRM members will have an opportunity to engage their State Legislators in pre-scheduled discussion allowing for there to be open dialogue about who SHRM is, what we represent and the opportunity for Legislators the opportunity to be better understand how a future relationship with us can benefit them when workforce planning and employment related legislation is presented.
Term start: 1/1/2019