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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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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.

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Latest News

  • Featured: Trump Administration Calls for Total Redesign of Federal Agencies

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is leading an initiative that would drastically shrink OPM, combine the departments of Education and Labor, and form a public-private partnership to oversee the cost and efficiency of service delivery.

  • Featured: Trump Administration Calls for Total Redesign of Federal Agencies

    Jun 22, 2018

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is leading an initiative that would drastically shrink OPM, combine the departments of Education and Labor, and form a public-private partnership to oversee the cost and efficiency of service delivery.

  • Interview with Police Chief Jennifer Tejada

    Jun 22, 2018

    Check out the Assessment Services Review's interview with Chief Jennifer Tejada from Emeryville Police Department! Chief Tejada discusses the lack of public trust in police and the negative narrative in the media, as well as its implications for recruitment and social transformation.

  • Featured: Changing Realities Require Reassessments of Workforce Marijuana Policies

    Jun 19, 2018

    Simply complying with the regulations issued under the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998 may no longer suffice in light of court decisions out of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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

  • Pay Trends and Salary Planning Course - July 2018

    July 16 to 17, 2018

    This 2 day- web based course reviews the "new normal" in public sector compensation that includes the concept of Total Rewards and use of control points and performance pay for compensation management. Total Rewards reflect the total value of employee benefits- and may include a combination of benefits beyond compensation, including performance or service recognition, career development, flexible work schedules, and work-life benefits.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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    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.