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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: Even HR Directors Doubt Financial Impact of HR Function

    Oct 13, 2018

    Just over 60 percent of CFOs for small- and medium-sized businesses “do not think HR affects the bottom line.” Nearly half of HR leasers at those same organizations agree.

  • Featured: Webinar Archive: Preparing Tomorrow's Public Service

    Oct 11, 2018

    Public sector leaders fret endlessly about the so-called “silver tsunami,” the coming demographic transition in the public sector workforce. To help chart a course through the storm, the Volcker Alliance engaged directly with government’s rising leaders to ask for their insights on the most in-demand skills for public agencies in the decade ahead and learn how they would like to develop them.

  • Featured: OPM Suddenly, and Again, Without a Permanent Director

    Oct 08, 2018

    Jeffrey Pon resigned from his position as Office of Personnel Management director on Oct. 5, 2018. Margaret Weichert, who will continue serving in her current role as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, was immediately named acting OPM director.

Annual Conference

Upcoming Events

  • HR Managers' Meeting - Town of Parker, Parker, CO

    October 26, 2018 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Parker, CO, 80138

    Join us in the Town of Parker for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • HR Managers' Meeting - City of Brentwood

    November 13, 2018 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Brentwood, TN

    Join us in the City Brentwood, TN for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • Building Employee Engagement: A Roadmap and Lessons Learned

    November 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    In this brand-new webinar, Bob Lavigna, director of the Institute and author of the book Engaging Government Employees, will describe the roadmap for measuring and improving engagement, and also discuss the key lessons learned.

    • Webinars
  • 2019 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

    September 21 to 25, 2019 in Miami, FL

    • Future Annual Conference


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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.