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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: IPMA-HR Announces New Agency Membership

    IPMA-HR has enhanced its membership options with a new Agency Membership format that covers all human resources and other (HR-related) staff members under one flat fee.

  • Six Ways to Show the Value of Money

    Jan 17, 2018

    Many executives and administrators now expect value for money evaluation as a core aspect of budget assessment. In this webinar, Patti and Jack Phillips will discuss ways for Human Resources professionals to show the value for money invested in their programs

    HR professionals will be able to pinpoint which method (or methods) works best for them. The session will also discuss the different types of outcome data: input, reaction, learning, application, impact, and ROI. These levels are important, universal, and form the basis for a logical flow of data as programs are implemented.

  • Featured: IPMA-HR Announces New Agency Membership

    Jan 08, 2018

    IPMA-HR has enhanced its membership options with a new Agency Membership format that covers all human resources and other (HR-related) staff members under one flat fee.

  • IPMA-HR Joins Amicus Brief in Fifth Amendment Case

    Dec 20, 2017

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources joined an amicus brief filed by the State and Local Legal Center in a case (City of Hays, Kansas v. Matthew Jack Dwight Vogt, No. 16-1495) that has been accepted for review by the United States Supreme Court.

Upcoming Courses

  • 2018 Spring Workforce and Succession Planning Course

    March 11 to April 30, 2018

    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.

  • 2018 Spring Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    April 9 to August 14, 2018

    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.

  • 2018 Spring Developing Competencies for HR Success

    April 4 to June 28, 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. This comprehensive training program challenges HR professionals to meet the ever-changing demands of the public sector and prepares you to be a partner in organizational change-ensuring your agency remains relevant for the future.


  • January 2018 

    HR News

    January 2018

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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.