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Latest News

  • IPMA-HR 2020 Annual Conference-Now Accepting Speaker Proposals

    Dec 05, 2019

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) is currently accepting speaker proposals for its 2020 Annual Training Conference.

    We invite you to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues in human resources.

  • HR Headline Roundup for November 25-29, 2019

    Nov 29, 2019

    Higher minimum wages do not cost jobs, free health coverage for Los Angeles city employees, grants for expanding job opportunities for people with disabilities and more …

  • Featured: October-November 2019 Government Affairs Update

    Nov 27, 2019

    Against the drama of the impeachment inquiry, Congress continued debating legislation and wrangling over budgets. A stop-gap spending bill signed one week before Thanksgiving enables them to continue doing so for another month.

  • HR Headline Roundup for November 18-22, 2019

    Nov 22, 2019

    U.S. government funded through December 20, a city and retirement fund recognized for innovative solutions, growing cyber threats for the public sector and more …

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Upcoming Events

  • HR Managers' Meeting - El Dorado Hills, CA

    December 11, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in El Dorado Hills, CA

    Join us at the El Dorado Community Service District for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional.

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  • 2020 Public Sector HR Essentials Session 1

    January 13 to June 29, 2020

    A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for those HR professionals new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

  • 31st Annual Major City/County HR Director's Meeting

    January 29, 2020 in San Diego, California, 92101

    BY INVITATION ONLY Join us in San Diego for the 31st Annual Major City/County HR Directors' meeting. To be consider for invitation, please contact Neil Reichenberg at administration@ipma-hr.org.

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  • 2020 Developing Competencies for HR Success-Session 1

    February 10 to May 4, 2020

    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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    Public Personnel Management


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