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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

  • Accounting Clerk Test Development Project

    Apr 25, 2019

    IPMA-HR’s Assessment Services Department is developing a new Accounting Clerk module in 2019.  To create top of the line tests for this position, we need agencies to participate in the test development process. The next step in the test development process is the completion of job analysis questionnaires.

  • Webinar Archive: Strategies for Improving Fire Department Diversity

    Apr 23, 2019

    Free for Non-Members - The Minneapolis Fire Department has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and has taken on a number of innovative strategies to decrease barriers in the hiring process.  In this webinar, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel and HR Generalist Krista Guzman go into a number of strategies they put in place to allow them to increase their overall percentage of people of color and females in the hiring process, and ultimately in their workforce.


  • Webinar Archive: Conflict Management

    Apr 22, 2019

    In today’s relationship sensitive environment, knowing basic conflict management behaviors can save a career.

    Conflict can have a negative effect on the workplace. It can create a climate of distrust, leading to missed deadlines, and ultimately a possible loss of good employees.

    However, with proper management, conflict can have a positive effect and be used to create a strong team dynamic, stimulate interest and creativity, and result in new approaches or solutions.

    This IPMA-HR webinar looks at various conflict episodes, communication techniques, and relationship enhancement. Participants will walk away with specific skills that add to their emotional intelligence.


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Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Western Region Conference

    April 29 to May 1, 2019 in Westminster, CO

    • Region Conference
  • Webinar: Attracting Public Sector Job Seekers

    April 30, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    The number of unfilled public sector jobs is climbing, but applications are trending down. Is the future for talent all doom and gloom? Not if you're strategic. To be strategic, you need data. In this webinar, you’ll get an inside look at public sector job seeker and recruitment data. You’ll learn how to use data to strategically attract and hire the talent you need to ensure quality services for the citizens you serve. Sponsored by NEOGOV

  • IPMA-HR MCC's 2019 Training and Development Forum

    May 7, 2019 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in Rockville, MD

    The Montgomery County Chapter of IPMA-HR is excited to announce the IPMA-HR MCC’S 2019 Training and Development Forum: The Power of You. Featuring tailored workshops and presentations that will help you Lead, Transform, and Influence.

    • Chapter Events
  • Human Resources Managers' Meeting - Irondequoit Town Hall, Rochester, NY

    May 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Rochester, 14617

    Join us at the Irondequoit Town Hall in Rochester, NY 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

    Members: $39.00
    Non-members: $49.00

    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.