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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.


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Upcoming Events

  • Webinar: Strategies for Improving Fire Department Diversity

    April 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel and HR Generalist Krista Guzman as they discuss a number of strategies they put in place that allowed them to increase the overall percentage of people of color and females in the hiring process and, ultimately, in their workforce.

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  • Webinar: HR as a Strategic Business Partner

    April 25, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    The role of Human Resources has expanded over the past twenty years and now plays a critical role in the organization’s success. HR practitioners must develop competencies beyond what is needed for transactional work, to what is needed for transformational work. The broader the competency skill set available within your department, from Director to first line employee, the more impact the HR Department can have on organizational success. This webinar will provide actionable steps for you. First, we’ll demonstrate the HR competencies, tools and techniques used to serve as change agent, business partner, administrative expert and leader. Second, we’ll work to align citywide vision, goals, and objectives to employee performance and enhance employee engagement.

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  • 2019 Western Region Conference

    April 29 to May 1, 2019 in Westminster, CO

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  • 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


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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.