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

Advance Your Career

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

Professional Development

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Assessments

Are You Certified?

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.

Certification

Latest News

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    Thirty-nine states saw or expect FY2018 budget surpluses, and almost all that unexpected money is going into rainy day funds instead of to municipalities that have gone a decade or more without support for badly needed capital projects.

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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Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • 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.

    • ITC2018
    • Conferences
  • Workforce and Succession Planning Workshop - Fall 2018

    October 7 to December 17, 2018

    This workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program. Online course is intended for HR professionals and senior managements, who want to learn the ins and outs of workforce transitions and succession planning.

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Publications

  • HR News May 2018 Cover 

    HR News

    May 2018

    Workforce and Succession Planning

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    HR Bulletin

    Weekly

    IPMA-HR's weekly e-newsletter, e-mailed to members, featuring legislative news and reports.

  • Public Personnel Management

    Public Personnel Management

    Quarterly

    This award-winning quarterly journal focuses on trends, case studies, and the latest research by top human resource scholars and industry experts.


Bookstore

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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.