Excellence in HR Management

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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There’s no limit to what you can ACHIEVE with professional development opportunities from IPMA-HR. 

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.


Latest News

  • Featured: Overtime Rule Revision Moved Back Again

    The U.S. Department of Labor now says it will update rules for classifying employees as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act in March 2019. The annual salary threshold for overtime eligibility is expected to be set between $32,000 and $35,000.

Annual Conference

Upcoming Events

  • HR Managers' Meeting - Town of Parker, Parker, CO

    October 26, 2018 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Parker, CO, 80138

    Join us in the Town of Parker for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • HR Managers' Meeting - City of Brentwood

    November 13, 2018 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Brentwood, TN

    Join us in the City Brentwood, TN for a Human Resources Managers' Meeting to discuss issues unique to the public sector HR Professional.

    • Meetings
  • Building Employee Engagement: A Roadmap and Lessons Learned

    November 14, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    In this brand-new webinar, Bob Lavigna, director of the Institute and author of the book Engaging Government Employees, will describe the roadmap for measuring and improving engagement, and also discuss the key lessons learned.

    • Webinars
  • 2019 Winter Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    January 7 to May 30, 2019

    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.

    • Courses


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    HR News

    May 2018

    Workforce and 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.


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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.

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    Ethics Guide for Public Sector Human Resources Professionals

    Members: $25.00
    Non-members: $35.00

    IPMA-HR’s guide to ethics is the number one resource for HR practitioners in the public sector – helping you deal with the complex, ethical issues that can occur in the day-to-day realities of leading and managing an organization.