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CHRO Network and Development Committee

Chairman: Susan F. Davis
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Responsibilities:
Participants:
Staff Contact: Jeffrey McGuiness

Employment Rights Committee

Chairman: Johnna G. Torsone
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Responsibilities: Assists in formulating Association policy on workplace discrimination, leave, and wage-hour issues pending before Congress and federal agencies, including amendments and regulatory changes involving Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and affirmative action requirements for federal contractors enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs plus enforcement activity and class action litigation involving these laws and concepts.
Participants: Employment counsel and HR generalists from member companies.
Staff Contact: Daniel V. Yager

Global HR Initiatives

Chairman: Anne Hill
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer
Avery Dennison Corporation
Responsibilities: Develops education and training initiatives and facilitates networking opportunities for global labor and employment relations staff of member companies to assist them in responding to actions overseas by from labor unions, NGO’s and foreign governments. Alliance with Brussels European Employee Relations Group (BEERG) to provide voice for Association members on HR policy issues in the EU.
Participants: Labor and employment relations staff of member companies with global responsibilities.
Staff Contact: Daniel V. Yager

Health Access Initiatives

Chairman: Larry E. Steward
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
DTE Energy Company
Responsibilities: Develops and oversees the Association’s health care initiatives seeking to provide coverage to active employees and retirees that is not otherwise available in the marketplace. The Initiative developed and is managing Retiree Health Access (RHA) which helps employers address the significant challenges they face in providing pre- and post-65 retirees with guaranteed access to comprehensive insurance regardless of whether or not coverage is subsidized by the employer. The Initiative also develops and maintains National Health Access (NHA) which provides health care to populations of active employees who are not otherwise able to obtain health care insurance.
Participants: Benefit managers of Association members who either sponsor RHA and/or NHA, or are considering doing so, or are interested in considering new solutions not currently available in the marketplace.
Staff Contact: Colleen McHugh

Health Care Policy Committee

Chairman: Marc C. Reed
Chief Administrative Officer
Verizon Communications Inc.
Responsibilities: Develops Association positions on legislative and regulatory changes in health care policy at the federal, state and local level, including the Association's position on the future of health care in the United States.
Participants: Membership on the committee is by invitation only and is limited to the company's top HR officer.
Staff Contact: Mark Wilson

Labor Relations Advisory Board

Chairman: John M. Steele
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
HCA Inc.
Responsibilities: Assists in formulating Association policy on labor and employment issues pending before Congress and federal agencies, including decisions and actions by the National Labor Relations Board involving union organizing elections, collective bargaining, expansion of the concept of protected concerted activity, etc. Provides a networking opportunity for benchmarking, identifying trends, and sharing best practices and experiences of how companies are handling issues of common concern.
Participants: Employment counsel and labor relations professionals from member companies.
Staff Contact: Daniel V. Yager

Pharmaceutical Coalition

Chairman: Walter M. Oliver
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
General Dynamics Corporation
Responsibilities: Develops programs and standards to make the pharmacy benefits market more effective, cost efficient, and transparent for employers who provide prescription drug benefits. Annually sets transparency standards and certifies pharmacy benefit managers that meet them through the Transparency in Pharmaceutical Purchasing Solutions (TIPPS) initiative.
Participants: Benefits managers and benefits directors of Association member companies who are interested in bringing greater transparency to their contracts with PBMs and improving the effectiveness of their company’s pharmacy benefits.
Staff Contact: Colleen McHugh

Workforce Development Committee-Education and Training

Chairman: Alan R. May
Vice President, BCA Human Resources
The Boeing Company
Responsibilities: Formulates Association policy on workforce development issues pending before Congress and federal agencies, including elementary and secondary education reform, higher education, job training and re-training issues, and develops initiatives to enhance the skills and competitiveness of our nation’s workforce.
Participants: Association members with expertise and interest in workforce development issues including Educator/Employer Dialogues.
Staff Contact: Jaime S. Fall

Workforce Development Public Policy Committee

Chairman: Susan M. Suver
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
U.S. Steel Corporation
Responsibilities: Formulates Association policy on workforce development issues pending before Congress and federal agencies, including elementary and secondary education reform, higher education, job training and re-training issues, and develops initiatives to enhance the skills and competitiveness of our nation’s workforce.
Participants: Association members with expertise and interest in workforce development issues.
Staff Contact: Jaime S. Fall
 
 
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