Skip to Page Content

MD SHRM State Council hosted a virtual advocacy day on January 19th.

    January 19, 2022

    MDSHRM Hosts Virtual Advocacy Day 2022!

    We are including the content from this session as well as MD SHRM position papers for guidance should our members wish to schedule their own virtual legislator meetings.

    Powerpoint Slides from Advocacy Day

    What is Maryland Society for Human Resource Management State Council, Inc. (Maryland SHRM) The Association represents more than 7,000 members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) across the state. As HR professionals, we are committed to supporting legislation, which will help Maryland’s employers recover economically to sustain employment opportunities and facilitate new job growth for Marylanders.

    Current Employer Challenges In this ongoing pandemic Maryland’s economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. Many of our members report that they’re still operating at a fraction pre-pandemic revenue. This has resulted in unprecedented employment decisions, and permanent layoffs. With vaccine testing shortages and new strains of this virus, there seems to be no end to our prolonged challenges. We have also been impacted by Federal Executive Orders relating to vaccines and have had to pivot numerous times with ongoing court challenges to these mandates. We are the job creators and we’re struggling just to survive. Maryland’s Comptroller’s Office estimated that approximately 30,000 Maryland businesses have closed or will close permanently as a direct result of the pandemic.

    MDSHRM Advocacy Legislation Position Statements