IPMA-HR Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Public Sector HR

IPMA-HR recognizes the outstanding accomplishments best of the best [Converted]of our members and the work they do on behalf of their agencies. Our organization is home to many HR professionals who have given tirelessly to the advancement of our profession and/or who are leading agencies that are paving the way for advancements in the field of public sector HR.

Check out the list of some of our past winners.

2022 IPMA-HR Award Recipients 

This year’s awards were highlighted during the 2022 IPMA-HR Annual Business Meeting held virtually on September 30th, 2022 at 8 AM EDT. Congratulations!

2022 President’s Award

Jennifer Fairweather 6.18.20

Jennifer Fairweather, IPMA-SCP, 2022 IPMA-HR President

The Presidential Award is awarded annually to the current association president for their dedicated leadership to IPMA-HR and public sector HR.

Jennifer Fairweather Receiving the Presidents Award

2022 Agency Award for Excellence

IPMA-HR established this award to recognize the overall quality, accomplishments and contributions of an agency human resource program that exceeds the normal operation of a “good government human resource program.”

Small Agency Award

TamaracCity of Tamarac, Florida

The City of Tamarac, Florida was recognized for its mission, along with clear and comprehensive strategies in recruitment and onboarding, learning and development, compensation and recognition and fostering a collaborative environment with impressive results.

City of Tamarac Receiving an Award

Video from City of Tamarac

Medium Agency Award


Wake County Government

The Wake County Government was recognized for delivering high satisfaction ratings and low employee turnover. The driver of these results is an innovative talent management strategy which includes transformed processes to improve recruitment, retention, staff professional development, employee engagement and communications. The processes included streamlined application and onboarding, utilization of new technology and redesigning their website to better market vacant positions in the fast-growing county.


Video from Wake County Government

2022 Chapter Award for Excellence

IPMA-HR established this award to recognize those chapters that significantly advance and enhance the public sector HR profession through innovative membership recruitment/retention strategies, excellent educational programs and quality member communication.

IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter Logo

IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter

The 2022 award winner is the IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter who demonstrated it brings significant value to its members through educational programs in areas such as leadership development, emotional intelligence and mental health. They increased their membership by 138% through new recruitment and retention programs and by introducing new member benefits. The result was also an increase in their financial resources.

Colorado Chapter Receiving an Award

Video from IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter