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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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Upcoming Events

  • Government Affairs Update-January 2019

    January 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join IPMA-HR's Executive Director, Neil Reichenberg, for this critical government affairs update to learn what changes you can expect to see on the federal legislative, regulatory, and judicial fronts in 2019. This webinar is sponsored by Kronos.

    • Webinars
  • 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.

    • Meetings
  • 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 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.