Excellence in HR Management

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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There’s no limit to what you can ACHIEVE with professional development opportunities from IPMA-HR. 

Professional Development

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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: OPM Issues First Guidance for EO on Firing Fed Workers

    The Office of Personnel Management has begun advising federal agencies on how to implement month-old presidential executive orders that would make it easier to fire workers, limit the activities of union reps and change collective bargaining rules. Unions have filed at least two federal lawsuits to block the policies.

Annual Conference

  • 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo

    September 22 to 26, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ

    Whether you are new to human resources, or in a senior human resources position, the 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona is the premier event to help you stay current in the ever-changing field of human resources.

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    • Conferences

Upcoming Events

  • Strategies to Support Employees Impacted by a Local Tragedy

    July 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    How will you support your employees and dependents who have been impacted by a local tragedy? Join us for this online webinar.

    • Webinars
  • 2018 Chapter/Region Leadership Conference

    August 3 to 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

    Attendance to the Chapter/Region Leadership Conference is by invitation only, to chapter and region presidents and presidents-elect.

    • Conferences
  • Public Sector HR Essentials Program - Fall 2018

    August 20 to December 26, 2018

    Whether you are a new human resources professional or an experienced HR specialist new to the public sector, the IPMA-HR Public Sector HR Essentials program will give you an in-depth knowledge and expertise you need to succeed.

    • Courses
  • Developing Competencies for HR Success - Fall 2018

    August 29 to November 15, 2018

    Developing Competencies for HR Success is an 11-week comprehensive leadership course developed to provide-mid to senior-level human resource professionals, committed to working in the public sector, with a foundation for success.

    • 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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    IPMA-CP Certification Study Guide

    Members: $100.00
    Non-members: $100.00

    This study guide will provide you with useful information for preparing to take and pass the HR Essentials Certification Examination, which is administered at the conclusion of the HR Essentials training program.

  • IPMA-SCP Study Guide

    IPMA-SCP Certification Study Guide

    Members: $100.00
    Non-members: $100.00

    The IPMA-SCP Study guide is available for independent IPMA-SCP exam preparation. The guide is based on the 20 HR Competencies — these are the same competencies upon which the Developing Competencies for HR Success course is based.