IPMA-HR provides services and resources to the local chapter and regional organizations that formally affiliate with the national organization.

  • Chapter/Region Treasurers' Manual (see below)
  • Wester Region 2018 Leadership Retreat Blueprint for Chapter Success
  • Chapter Treasurers Training webinar
  • Chapter Treasurers Training Powerpoint (see below)

Chapter Handbook

The Association provides a Chapter Handbook, a valuable resource tool that can assist the chapters with programming, governance and legal issues.

The Executive Council approved the requirement that chapter affiliation agreements would be signed annually by the chapter presidents and the association. The purpose of the affiliation agreement is to clarify the relationship, roles, and responsibilities between IPMA-HR and the chapters. The Internal Revenue Service requires affiliation agreements for any organizations seeking a group tax exemption.

Chapter News Printed in IPMA-HR News

Chapters are encouraged to forward to the publications department, information together with photographs, as appropriate, on chapter activities that could be utilized in the monthly newsletter to the membership.

IPMA-HR Developing Competency for HR Success Planning Guide

Considering bringing the IPMA-HR Competency Model Training to your chapter or region? The purpose of this guide is to assist those organizing and delivering the training to ensure all necessary steps are completed and the program is a success.


In an effort to facilitate communication between chapters, regions and national, the Association has established a platform called Engage. Engage includes the local and regional chapter leadership presidents as well as IPMA-HR key staff and leadership. For more information, please contact our membership department.

Liability Insurance

The Association offers chapters the opportunity to be covered by liability insurance. This benefit is offered to all compliant chapters and regions at no cost.

Link from IPMA-HR to Chapter Web Site

The Association provides a link from the IPMA-HR web site to chapter homepages as available, and for chapters without their own website, IPMA-HR lists information pertaining to chapter membership and chapter events. Chapters must include a link to IPMA-HR website as well.

Reprints from IPMA-HR Publications for Chapter Newsletter

IPMA Chapters may reprint articles that appear in IPMA-HR News in their Chapter newsletters for free. Articles must appear with the following tag line: Reprinted with permission from IPMA-HR News.

National Member Information

One of the primary ways the Association can help chapters is by providing information on Association members residing within the geographic boundaries of a chapter. Additionally, on a quarterly basis, the national headquarters makes available the names and addresses of new IPMA-HR members on Engage (via the Chapter Leadership Community) so the chapter may promote chapter membership. For information on cooperative membership recruitment efforts, such as direct mail or other methods of jointly promoting Association and chapter membership, contact our membership department.

Chapter Responsibilities

Complete all compliance materials on an annual basis.

  • Complete annual united membership report (current membership roster).
  • President and President-Elect; if there is no President-Elect one board member must be an IPMA-HR members.
  • Provide Board and Officer roster and contact information annually.
  • Conduct at least four meetings a year.