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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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Latest News

  • Featured: HR Headline Roundup for August 19-23, 2019

    Aug 23, 2019

    Retaliation at the U.S. State Department, an Alaska state budget reprieve, coordinated ransomware attacks on local governments and more ...

  • Featured: HR Headline Roundup for August 12-16, 2019

    Aug 16, 2019

    How 2020 Dem candidates view public servants, staff shortage and retaliation at the State Department, risky calls for police and more ...

  • HR Headline Roundup for August 5-9, 2019

    Aug 09, 2019

    Learning the reason for federal agency relocations, seeing how state spending lags the rest of the economic recovery, closing a window into state and local government management and more ...

  • Featured: July-August 2019 Government Affairs Update

    Aug 04, 2019

    Before Congress went on recess until after Labor Day, U.S. representatives and senators reached a two-year budget deal and advanced legislation to eliminate the so-called Cadillac Tax on generous employer-sponsored health insurance plans. House Democrats also succeeded in passing a federal minimum wage increase. For its part, IPMA-HR asked lawmakers to abandon plans to require collective bargaining for public sector employees.

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Upcoming Events

  • HR Managers' Meeting - Hyattsville, MD

    August 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Hyattsville, 20781

    Join us at the City of Hyattsville, MD for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to Public Sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • Safe Conversations: Dialogue that Transforms Workplace Culture

    August 28, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Strained working relationships often result in lowered productivity, employee underperformance, and negative workplace culture. Encouraging “safe conversations” within your organization can improve relationships and foster greater innovation, inclusion, and collaboration by effectively addressing tough workplace issues quickly and confidently. Join presenter Lorie Reichel-Howe on August 28 for the Safe Conversations: Dialogues that Transform Workplace Culture webinar to see how you can bring “safe conversations” to your organization.

    • Webinars
  • 2019 Fall Developing Competencies for HR Success

    August 29 to December 5, 2019

    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.

  • 2019 Fall Workforce and Succession Planning Course

    September 1 to October 7, 2019

    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. This course will include an Online Resource Guide with copies of workforce and succession planning success stories, policies, procedures and practices gathered by IPMA-HR from across the country. This Guide will be referred to periodically throughout the course.

    • Workforce & Succession Planning


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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.