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    HR Day on the Hill

    Date: January 29, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Organizer:
    Washington State Human Resources Council
    Location:
    Washington State Capital
    General Administration Building
    210 11th Avenue Southwest
    Olympia, WA 98501
    Price:
    No Cost
    Event Type:
    Meeting
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     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 Resources 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 upcoming 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.

    Who are the speakers? We have a great lineup of speakers for this year’s event. Please review the agenda below for the details.

    Recertificaiton Credits: The Washington State Human Resources Council is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  For more information about HR Day on the Hill, contact Julie Jones, Legislative Affairs Director at (509) 839-8602 or Julie.jones@inspire-centers.org.

    Time

    Agenda Item

    7:45 – 8:15 a.m.

    Arrival and Check-In (Coffee and Pastries Provided)

    Welcome to HR Day on the Hill!

    8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

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

    9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

    Updates from Washington Human Resources Council

    9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    Break

    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Employment Security Department/Employment Security Issues, Neil Gorrell, Unemployment Insurance Director

    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, Doric Olson, Deputy Assistant Director for Fraud Prevention & Labor Standards for Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

    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

     

    Accommodations, Parking and Driving Directions

     HR Day on the Hill 2015

    Click here to access a map of the Washington State Capital Campus
     

    Accommodations

    The Governor Hotel – located at 621 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501

    Group rate of $124 per night for a standard room for the evening of Wednesday, January 28th

    Phone: (800) 716-6199            website: www.olympiagovernorhotel.com/

    For those of you coming in the evening before, below are the directions from the hotel to the General Administration Building (.41 miles from the event).

    • Go south on Capitol Way S toward 7th Ave SE for .3 miles
    • Turn right onto 11th Ave SW for .10 miles
    • You have arrived at the General Administration Building

    Parking for Visitors

    • There are over 600 visitor parking spaces available on the Capitol Campus.
    • Visitor parking cost $1.50 per hour weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is free on evenings and weekends.
    • Parking meters accept credit/debit card, $1 bills or coins (.05, .10, .25, .50, 1.00)

    Driving Directions

    From the general Seattle Area:

    • Get onto I-5 S and go approximately 58.5 miles
    • Take Exit 105 toward State Capitol/City Center/Port of Olympia .3 miles
    • Take Exit 105A on the left toward State Capitol/City Center .5 miles
    • Merge onto 14th Ave SE and pass through 1 roundabout .4 miles
    • Turn right onto Capitol Way S. .2 miles
    • Take the 2nd left onto 11th Ave SW
    • You have arrived at the General Administration Building, 210 11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

    Coming from Yakima/Tri-Cities/Walla Walla:

    Once to Yakima:

    • Take I-82 W/US-97 N toward Selah/Ellensburg for 30.6 miles
    • Merge onto I-90 W via the exit on the left and go for 85.8 miles
    • Take WA-18 W exit, Exit 25, toward Auburn/Tacoma for .3 miles
    • Turn left onto WA-18/State Highway 18 and continue for 27.2 miles
    • Take the I-5 N exit toward Seattle 05 miles
    • Merge onto I-5 S via the ramp on the left toward WA-161/Tacoma for 36.1 miles
    • Take exit 105 toward State Capitol/City Center/Port of Olympia .3 miles
    • Take exit 105A on the left toward State Capitol/City Center .5 miles
    • Merge onto 14th Ave SE and Pass through 1 roundabout .4 miles
    • Turn right onto Capitol Way S. .2 miles
    • Take the 2nd left onto 11th Ave SW 0.10 miles
    • You have arrived at the General Administration Building, 210 11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

     Coming from Wenatchee:

    • Start on N Wenatchee Ave/US-2 Bus W/WA-285 for 2.3 miles
    • US-2 Bus W/WA-285 becomes US-97 S/US-2 W for 13.8 miles
    • Take the US-2 E/US-97 N ramp toward Wenatchee/Chelan for .2 miles
    • Turn left onto US-97 S/US Highway 97 and continue to follow US-97 S for 35.3 miles
    • US-97 S becomes WA-907/Highway 970 for 9.8 miles
    • Keep left at the fork to continue on WA-970/Highway 970 for .2 miles
    • Turn left onto Sunset Hwy for .2 miles
    • Merge onto I-90 W toward Seattle for 60.4 miles
    • Take WA-18 W exit, Exit 25, toward Auburn/Tacoma for .3 miles
    • Turn left onto WA-18/State Highway 18 and continue for 27.2 miles
    • Take the I-5 N exit toward Seattle 05 miles
    • Merge onto I-5 S via the ramp on the left toward WA-161/Tacoma for 36.1 miles
    • Take exit 105 toward State Capitol/City Center/Port of Olympia .3 miles
    • Take exit 105A on the left toward State Capitol/City Center .5 miles
    • Merge onto 14th Ave SE and Pass through 1 roundabout .4 miles
    • Turn right onto Capitol Way S. .2 miles
    • Take the 2nd left onto 11th Ave SW 0.10 miles
    • You have arrived at the General Administration Building, 210 11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

    From the general Vancouver Area:

    • Take I-5 N towards Seattle for 104.2 miles
    • Take exit 105 toward State Capitol/City Center .3 miles
    • Merge onto 14th Ave SE and pass through 1 roundabout .6 miles
    • Turn right onto Capitol Way S .2 miles
    • Take the 2nd left onto 11th Ave SW .10 miles
    • You have arrived at the General Administration Building, 210 11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

    Once you have arrived at the General Administration Building, there are two parking lots on the East and West sides of the building. You will use the main front doors to enter. The Auditorium is located in the foyer behind the large tile mural you will see as you enter.