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    COVID-19 Federal Legislative Update

    Date: May 29, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Compliments of your Alaska SHRM State Council
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     COVID-19 Federal Legislative Update

    Many HR public policy issues impacting the work, worker and the workplace is amplified as a result of the Corona virus. Review COVID-19 response legislation, learn about future proposals and implications for the workplace.

    Participants will:
    1. Have an understanding of legislative action to balance between protecting public health and safety and efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
    2. Gain a deeper understanding of current and future COVID-19 legislation and impacts on the workplace.
    3. Be able to identify workplace legislation and regulations that will affect their organization during and post COVID-19.

    Speaker Bio:
    Chatrane Birbal, SHRM
    Chatrane Birbal is a director of policy engagement in SHRM national’s Alexandria, Va. office. In this capacity, she is actively involved in policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the workplace. In her role, Ms. Birbal lobbies Congress in support of workplace public policy issues including workforce development, workplace equity, workplace flexibly and leave, workplace immigration and employer-sponsored benefits.

    Prior to joining SHRM, Ms. Birbal was the director of government relations at the Council on Foundations, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit membership association of some 2,000 grant making foundations and corporations, with assets totaling more than $282 billion. During her tenure at the Council, Ms. Birbal implemented strategies and launches programs in support of the organization’s public policy and government relations work. She lobbied Congress on tax legislation relating to charitable giving, raised the Council’s profile with Congress and other nonprofit organizations, advised members on legislative activities impacting philanthropy and planned and executed the Council’s annual legislative fly-in conference, “Foundations on the Hill.”

    Ms. Birbal currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Government Relations (WGR) - the premier, non-partisan professional society dedicated to advancing and empowering women by fostering professional development and growth opportunities through a community that supports women’s leadership in government relations. Ms. Birbal also serves as a member of the WGR Membership and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committees, developing and implementing recruitment strategies to attract and retain an engaged and diverse membership.