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HR Day on the Hill & Party Bus!

    HR Day on the Hill & Party Bus!

    Date: January 29, 2015
    Organizer: Washington State HR Council
    Location: Washington State Capital
    General Administration Building
    210 11th Avenue Southwest
    Olympia, WA 98501
    Price: FREE
    Event Type: Meeting
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    Click here to register for Day on the Hill event.  

    The Washington State Council’s annual HR Day on the Hill event is on Thursday, January 29, 2015. This is your opportunity to get educated about Washington’s legislative process and learn about pending and upcoming legislation that may impact your HR department. Breakfast and lunch are taken care of, courtesy of the Washington State Council. All you need to do to join in on the fun is get yourself to Olympia by 8:00 a.m. on January 29th.

    Wondering how to get there? The SKCHRA has you covered! We will be chartering a shuttle again this year to transport chapter members to and from the event. Pickup times and locations will be determined after registration closes to maximize convenience for registrants. We hope to see you there!

    HR Day on the Hill

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    General Administration Building, 210 11th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    What is HR Day on the Hill?  Washington State Human Resource Council’s “HR Day on the Hill” is an annual opportunity for HR professionals to educate themselves on the state legislative process and get first-hand information regarding up-coming legislation that may impact HR and business across the State.

    Why attend HR Day on the Hill?  Become informed on current reforms being proposed by Legislators that will impact HR, network with fellow HR professionals, meet legislators in a comfortable forum to discuss current legislation that could affect your business. 

    Speakers this year include SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Mike Aitken, Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director with Association of Washington Business, our even sponsor, Bryan O’Conner with Jackson, Employment Security Department and Department of Labor and Industries.

    Social Event…This year Washington State Human Resource Council will be hosting a social event the night before for those traveling and staying overnight.  The event will be held at The Governor Hotel in Olympia from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Accommodations…The Governor Hotel – Block of 15 Rooms at $124 for Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 352-7700

    For more information about HR Day on the Hill, contact Julie Jones, Legislative Affairs Director at (509) 839-8602 or



    Agenda Item

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

    Arrival and Check-In (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

    Opening Comments from Washington State Human Resources Council

    8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    HR Public Policy: The 113th Congress and the Second-term Obama Administration - Mike Aitken, SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs

    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    Employment Security Department/Employment Security Issues

    10:45 – 11:00 a.m.


    11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

    Overview of Legislative Issues Affecting HR – Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business

    12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

    Box Luncheon – Washington State Human Resource Council Updates

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Labor & Industries Update
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Litigation Trends, Jackson Lewis

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Wrap up/Debrief

    2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

    Attend House or Senate Floor Sessions

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