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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

  • Protections for Transgendered Federal Employees Rolled Back

    Dec 11, 2018

    Under new guidelines, agencies and offices will require legal paperwork from transitioned employees before making any changes to personnel files, email accounts and dress code or job requirements.

  • Improving Employee Engagement in State Government

    Dec 11, 2018

    The state of Michigan recently released the results of its 2018 engagement survey of state employees. Michigan has conducted six surveys since 2012, as a key part of its long-term commitment to measuring and improving engagement. About 75% of the state’s 45,000 employees responded to the 2018 survey.


  • Featured: Workers Demand Employers Practice Good Citizenship, Social Responsibility

    Dec 08, 2018

    MetLife’s latest Role of the Company Survey revealed that “85 percent of respondents said good corporate citizenship is important where they work. Respondents also want their employers to make a difference in their community (76 percent) and the world (72 percent).”

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Winter Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    January 7 to May 30, 2019

    A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for those HR professionals new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

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  • 30th Annual Major City/County HR Manager's Meeting

    January 30 to February 1, 2019 in San Diego, California

    BY INVITATION ONLY Join us in San Diego for the 30th Annual Major City/County HR Managers' meeting (intended for Human Resources Managers of large cities and counties) for a variety of public sector HR presentations and to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional. To be consider for invitation, please send an e-mail to Neil Reichenberg at administration@ipma-hr.org.

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  • 2019 Spring Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    April 9 to August 13, 2019

    Register for the Spring 2019 edition of the Public Sector HR Essentials Program, a foundational course for HR professionals new to the public sector.

    • Courses
  • 2019 Southern Region Conference

    April 14 to 17, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK

    • Region 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.