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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.


Latest News

  • March 2019 Government Affairs Update

    Mar 24, 2019

    Members of the 116th Congress and federal rule-makers had a busy first quarter of 2019. This longer-than-most recap of national developments in human resources policy details proposed changes to the salary threshold for overtime eligibility and clarifications on reporting and tracking FMLA leave. It also offers overviews of legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for hiring and employment, mandate paid family leave and paid sick leave, guarantee collective bargaining rights for public safety employees, ban salary history questions raise and raise the minimum wage.

  • HR Headline Roundup for March 18-22, 2019

    Mar 22, 2019

    Pensions in peril, digital promises and problems for prisoners

  • Featured: IPMA-HR, Others Ask SCOTUS to Not Let Title VII Claims Go Straight to Court

    Mar 19, 2019

    Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis on April 22.

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar | Compensation Update: Current Compensation Conditions in the Public Sector

    March 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Join us for a two-hour web-based course to review the “new normal” in public sector compensation.

    • Webinars
  • Human Resources Managers' Meeting - Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, CA

    March 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Hayward, 94541

    Join us at the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, CA for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to Public Sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • 2019 Spring Developing Competencies for HR Success

    April 2 to June 26, 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.

    • Courses
  • 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


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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.