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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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Since it debuted in 2000, more than 22,000 HR professionals around the world have enhanced their careers with IPMA-SCP and IPMA-CP certifications.


Latest News

  • Featured: SCOTUS: State, Federal Pensions Require Same State Income Tax Treatment

    Feb 22, 2019

    A 9-0 ruling in <i>Dawson v. Steager</i> ensures that state law enforcement retirees will not receive state income tax breaks that are denied to federal retirees. The precedent may also be set for the tax treatment of all types of federal pensions.

  • Webinar Archive: Millennials in the Workforce: We're Not in High School Anymore

    Feb 22, 2019

    Join Ana Bradshaw, Human Resources Assistant to the Director, City of San Antonio, Texas for 1-hour informative "non-millennial bashing" webinar that will dispel the myths about millennials and provide tools for HR professionals to use to attract, retain, and engage the generation.

  • Featured: Feds Receive 2019 Pay Raise

    Feb 15, 2019

    The spending package that keeps the U.S. government operating throughout Sept. 30, 2019, without being shut down over the president's demand for building new barriers along the border with Mexico includes a provision granting civilian federal employees a 1.4 percent increase in base pay plus a 0.5 percent increase to locality pay adjustments.

Upcoming Events

  • Web Chat | Hiring and Retention Challenges of a Multi-generational Workforce in Public Safety

    February 26, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

    Join us for a FREE, live video web chat, Tuesday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss the challenges of hiring and retaining a multi-generational workforce in public safety. Rogers, Ark., Fire Chief Tom Jenkins — immediate past-president of IAFC — will moderate the discussion. Leaders from all branches of the public safety field are welcome!

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  • Webinar: The Socially Intelligent Public Sector HR Leader

    February 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    The ability to evaluate and influence other people’s social interactions is vital for public sector HR professionals to become successful leaders in navigating the workforce challenges of today and tomorrow.

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  • 2019 Spring Workforce and Succession Planning Course

    March 11 to April 15, 2019

    This workshop will prepare HR professionals to address short-term and projected staffing needs. Participants will learn how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program.

    • Courses
  • 2019 HR Manager's Meeting - Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York

    March 21, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in The Charles S. Hirsch Center for Forensic Sciences, 421 E 26th Street (between First Avenue and the FDR Drive)

    Join us at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) Auditorium in New York for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to Public Sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings


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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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    Passpoint Guide

    Setting a valid, fair and appropriate passpoint is often the most challenging activity associated with the test development and administration process. Agencies have a responsibility to use great care and consideration when setting a passpoint, particularly when hiring decisions are based, even in part, on exam results.

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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.