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Workplace Flexibility

SHRM Launches Comprehensive “Workplace Flexibility” Effort  
On May 7, SHRM launched a comprehensive public policy campaign to prompt a new dialogue – and a new approach – to workplace flexibility and paid leave policy.  [ More ]

Pension Funding 
SHRM Urges Treasury to Provide Flexibility for Pension Funding 

On Friday, May 8, 2009, SHRM, along with 209 other associations and individual businesses, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner asking the Treasury Department to consider making regulatory changes to provide additional flexibility to organizations struggling to fund their retirement pension plans in today’s challenging economic climate. More ]

Workplace Enforcement
Obama Administration Requests Additional Monies for DOL Enforcement Personnel

In testimony before the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittees earlier this week, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defended the Obama administration’s increased budget request of $104.5 billion for the Department – part of which would go to fund nearly 500 additional full-time enforcement personnel in the area of worker safety and wage and hour issues. [ More ]

Member Advocacy
SHRM Members Head to “The Hill”

Last week, SHRM hosted a Day Inside the Beltway (DITB) event for members from three Northern Virginia chapters. More ]

SHRM Annual Conference
SHRM Launches New Blog for Its 2009 Annual Conference

SHRM recently launched a new blog  to help HR professionals prepare for its Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, June 28 – July 1.  The conference is the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world! [ More ]

A Brief Word from SSA
Social Security Administration’s SSN Verification Process is Changing
Employers and third parties acting on behalf of employers can now verify employee Social Security numbers (SSNs) over the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by using the Social Security Administration’s automated “Telephone Number Employer Verification” (TNEV) service.  [ More ]

Late Breaking News...

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill to Be Introduced on May 18
Three advocacy groups – the National Partnership for Women & Families; the Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work; and the National Association of Working Women – have called on Congress to pass a paid sick leave bill that will be introduced next week. 
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