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What is the Advocacy Team?

SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team) is the core driver of positive workplace policy in action. Together the A-Team is advancing public policies that foster better workplaces and create a better world. Lawmakers rely on the voice of SHRM members—to inform policy from its inception and shape enduring policy to best address the needs of employees and employers.

As a member of SHRM’s A-Team—YOUR VOICE MATTERS.

SHRM and its more than 300,000 members are uniquely qualified to advocate on workplace policy issues. The collective work of our membership impacts the lives of more than 150 million employees—your voice must be heard. Together, we can influence workplace public policy that impacts millions of workers each day.

A-Team members are provided with the training and education needed to effectively influence workplace policy. You will reach out to your lawmakers by sending emails or making calls, by visiting them in their district offices, or attending state Advocacy Days organized by your SHRM State Council or Chapter. 

As a member of the A-Team, you will build relationships with other SHRM members, develop persuasive communications and policy skills and drive your career forward as a strategic partner in your organization.

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Advocacy Team



  • Achieved reasonable increase in salary threshold in final federal overtime rule
  • Developed recommendations on worker upskilling and training for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
  • Worked with the California Democratic party to improve its harassment policy
  • Helped enact the SECURE Act, which promotes greater retirement savings through employer-sponsored plans
  • Obtained a stay of Texas local paid leave ordinances
  • Extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for employers hiring from untapped talent pools
  • Stopped a California bill requiring pay data reporting by employers
  • Delayed premature implementation of a new, electronic H-1B visa process
  • Made it easier for military spouses to carry occupational licenses across state lines


Email the Advocacy Team: ateam@shrm.org | Request an Advocacy Speaker

Emily M. Dickens, JD

Corporate Secretary, Chief of Staff & Head, Government Affairs

Sean McIntosh

Senior Specialist, Member Advocacy

Advocacy Strategy
Advocacy Day Assistance
A-Team Engagement