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IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management

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Latest News

  • Featured: Public Safety HR News Roundup – Week of September 17, 2018

    Sep 21, 2018

    From the dissolution of a New York fire district to an eye-opening ride-along with Chicago PD and a court ruling to change in the bail system in Dallas County, here are this week's top headlines in public safety HR news.

  • Opinions Sought on Accounting for Nonexempt Employees’ Off-Hour Use of Electronic Communications

    Sep 21, 2018

    A Sept. 19, 2018, asks the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor to provide guidance to government agencies on how to account for “time spent outside of regularly scheduled work hours” by overtime-eligible employees doing things like texting with co-workers regarding work matters and checking work schedules, catching up with work-related emails.

  • Featured: September 2018 Government Affairs Update

    Sep 21, 2018

    Late August and early September 2018 were busy times for setting policies and making rules that affect public sector human resources. Guidance was issued and is coming on paying employees for wellness program participation and on whether to pay overtime for doing work email after going home for the day. Competing paid family leave bills received attention in Congress, which also agreed to keep the federal government operating through the first week of December regardless of what else happens with spending bills. Last, two federal district courts are explicitly considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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Upcoming Events

  • Preparing Tomorrow's Public Service

    October 2, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Representatives from The Volcker Alliance, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, will provide an overview and key findings from their newly released report, Preparing Tomorrow’s Public Service.

    • Webinars
  • Workforce and Succession Planning Workshop - Fall 2018

    October 7 to December 17, 2018

    This workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program. Online course is intended for HR professionals and senior managements, who want to learn the ins and outs of workforce transitions and succession planning.

    • Courses
  • Public Pension HR Organization Roundtable

    October 10 to 12, 2018 in Detroit, MI

    The Public Pension Human Resources Organization Roundtable draws together Human Resources Professionals from Public Pension funds throughout the country to learn from industry experts, discuss current issues, and share best practices and ideas from their organizations.

  • Workforce & Succession Planning - DC Area - Fall 2018

    October 15 to 16, 2018

    Join us in Alexandria, VA for this in person workshop. Learn the ins and outs for workforce transitions and succession planning and gain insights on how to manage the process within your organization with this essential course.

    • Courses


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    HR News

    May 2018

    Workforce and Succession Planning

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    HR Bulletin


    IPMA-HR's weekly e-newsletter, e-mailed to members, featuring legislative news and reports.

  • Public Personnel Management

    Public Personnel Management


    This award-winning quarterly journal focuses on trends, case studies, and the latest research by top human resource scholars and industry experts.


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    Workforce and Succession Planning Guide

    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00

    One of the greatest challenges organizations face is recruiting and retaining an effective current and future workforce. The purpose of this guide is to help your organization engage in the planning necessary to have the workforce it needs today and in the future.

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    Ethics Guide for Public Sector Human Resources Professionals

    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00

    IPMA-HR’s guide to ethics is the number one resource for HR practitioners in the public sector – helping you deal with the complex, ethical issues that can occur in the day-to-day realities of leading and managing an organization.