Legislative and Governmental Affairs

As an HR professional, your voice provides a unique perspective that members of the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate may not have considered.  By joining forces with other HR professionals, you can directly affect the outcome of pending legislation and regulations.  By becoming involved, your actions will ultimately benefit employers and employees across the state of Kansas.

If interested in getting more involved, simply email us indicating your interest.

Kansas Legislative Updates

Not interested in serving on the committee but would like to stay informed, receive regular Kansas Statehouse updates and the KS SHRM bill tracker? If so, sign up here.

Click Here for the Legislative Report and bill tracker.

Want to engage with other KS SHRM members to advance the interests of HR professionals in Kansas? Stay engaged with these legislative tools:

Monthly KS SHRM Legislative Conference Call

Join your HR colleagues from around the state for an update on pertinent legislation and updates from the Kansas Statehouse each month during the Kansas Legislative session.  KS SHRM lobbyists – Natalie Bright and/or Marlee Carpenter will provide up to the minute updates and insights. Contact the KSSHRM Office if you would like to participate.

SHRM Policy Action Center – Member Advocacy

The SHRM Advocacy Team has been developed by SHRM Government Affairs as a way to assist HR Advocates — professionals like you — in making their voices heard on public policy issues impacting the workplace. It’s time that policymakers — both in Washington and in state capitals across the country — understand the role HR plays in today’s workplace.

When Congress or state legislatures are developing workplace policy, HR’s voice needs to be heard. As advocates for the HR community, SHRM members understand and can communicate how public policy issues may affect employees and employers. By working together, we can help advance effective workplace public policy and strive to move our profession forward.

Become a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team – join other HR Advocates to help move the HR profession forward.  Activate your HR Voice today.

Governmental Affairs & Legislative Resources



KS SHRM Lobbyist

KS SHRM has partnered with Bright and Carpenter Consulting to provide effective strategies and representation before the Kansas Legislative and Executive Branches of State agencies.

Natalie Bright  – Natalie@brightcarpenter.com  – (316) 640 -1422

Marlee Carpenter  – Marlee@brightcarpenter.com  – (785) 213 – 0185

A group of KS SHRM volunteer leaders visit the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to discuss employment-related issues with our legislators. November, 2019