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Sue Meisinger, JD Biography

Former President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“Our objective is to improve the current employment verification process by creating a secure, efficient and reliable system that will ensure a legal workforce and help prevent unauthorized employment. Our collective members represent the front lines on workforce verification, and therefore offer a crucial viewpoint on the matter. We fully support and are committed to the hiring of only work-authorized individuals through an effective, efficient electronic employment verification system. We also recognize that the current employment verification system is in need of real reform. In fact, we believe verification is the lynchpin for true immigration reform. Unfortunately, the current paper-based employment verification system is inadequate to meet current and future demands, and current proposals before Congress fall far short of what is needed.”

“Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means,” U.S. House of Representatives, June 7, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management, 2002- Jan. 2008
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Society for Human Resource Management, 1999-2002
  • Senior Vice President, Society for Human Resource Management, 1997-1999
  • Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Society for Human Resource Management, 1987-1997
  • Deputy Under Secretary, Employment Standards Administration (ESA), U.S. Department of Labor
  • Special Legal Counsel, Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.
  • Appeared as guest expert on CNN and NBC Nightly News
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Board Member, World Federation of Personnel Management Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)
  • Member, Corporate Board, BE&K
  • Member, Editorial Board, Human Resource Management Journal
  • Member, International Women’s Forum
  • Fellow, National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR)
  • Appointed Member, Committee on the Future of the Workplace under the President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce, U.S. Department of Labor
  • JD, National Law Center, George Washington University
  • BA, Mary Washington College
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?