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  • International Public Management Association for Human Resources Announces 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners

    Sep 30, 2022

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) today announced the recipients of its 2022 awards which recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our members and the work they do on behalf of their agencies and our chapters.

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  • IPMA-HR and Other Organizations Request Input on Overtime Stakeholder Meetings

    Jan 25, 2022

    IPMA-HR, along with over 100 organizations, issued a request to the U.S. Secretary of Labor requesting stakeholder meetings prior to the development and release of proposed new overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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  • Press Release | IPMA-HR Announces 2021 Award Winners

    Oct 07, 2021

    IPMA-HR recognizes the recipients of the 2021 IPMA-HR Awards during the Annual Business Meeting.

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  • Statement from IPMA-HR Executive Director Cara Woodson Welch

    Jan 06, 2021

    The attack on the U.S. Capitol  is shocking and troubling and our thoughts are with all those in public service who uphold the ideals of democracy in service to our country.   We support Public Sector Human Resource professionals who will need to be there for their employees in the federal, state and local government agencies and help maintain government services.  Our democracy must stand.

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  • New State & Local Government Financial Wellness Initiative Now Accepting Grant Proposals

    May 15, 2020

    A webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 3:00 pm Eastern to review the grant proposal process and respond to questions.

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  • IPMA-HR Names Cara Woodson Welch as New Executive Director

    May 05, 2020

    The Executive Council of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources selected Cara Woodson Welch, Esq., to serve as the Association’s new executive director. Most recently general counsel for WorldatWork, Welch succeeds Neil Reichenberg, who is retiring after nearly 24 years leading IPMA-HR.

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  • IPMA-HR Joins Coalition to Provide Grants and Tools for State and Local Government Workforce Wellness Programs

    Apr 24, 2020

    Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the new effort is being supported by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation.

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  • Download the Updated HR20/20 Report

    Feb 12, 2020

    Readers learn the value of viewing all HR initiatives through the lenses of business acumen, innovation, strategic orientation and equity. They also gain insight into why focusing on leadership, culture, talent, communication and technology offers the keys to positioning the HR function as a driver of organizational change.

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  • Bring Public Sector Job Candidate Screening Into the 21st Century With IPMA-HR Online Services

    Feb 05, 2020

    Just in time for the launch of new hiring and promotional tests for government customer service providers, wastewater facility operators and managers, and fire marshals, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources rolled out expanded online test administration services and live remote proctoring.

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  • Efforts to Improve Employee Engagement in the Public Sector Show Promise, but Barriers to Assessing Engagement Remain

    Oct 01, 2019

    Around one-in-five public sector organizations are seeing efforts to improve employee engagement pay off in more collaboration among staff members, higher worker retention rates, and increased communication both within departments and from the top of the organization to frontline workers.

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  • Doing Data Analysis Expands Strategic Role of Public Sector HR Practitioners

    Nov 07, 2018

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 7, 2018 – Nearly two-thirds of public sector human resources professionals now provide data analytics services to their agencies and departments. Sixty-eight percent feel this expansion of their role beyond facilitating hiring, personnel management and training has allowed them to influence the strategic direction of their organization.

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  • 2018 IPMA-HR Agency Awards for Excellence Winners

    Aug 01, 2018

    The Association each year recognizes three member agency human resource programs of different sizes whose overall quality, accomplishments and contributions exceed those normally seen in the public sector.

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  • More Than 57 Percent from Public Sector HR Plans on Hiring in 2018 According to the Latest Employment Outlook Survey

    Mar 06, 2018

    IPMA-HR conducted their Annual Employment Outlook Survey to examine 2018 employment trends in the public sector. The study addresses hiring for newly created positions, eliminating positions, open vacancies, and the effects of automation on employment. From 302 HR professionals surveyed, 79% are from Local Governments.

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  • Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IPMA-HR Awards

    Oct 12, 2017

    IPMA-HR honors the recipients of the 2017 IPMA-HR Awards.

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  • IPMA-HR Releases New HR2020 Report

    Sep 01, 2017

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) releases a new report, “HR2020 Shifting Perspectives: A Vision for Public Sector HR.”

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  • IPMA-HR Releases 2016 Cross-Generational Benchmark Report

    Sep 01, 2017

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) releases its 2016 Cross-Generational Benchmarking Report.

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  • IPMA-HR Welcomes 2018 President Jackie Wehmeyer

    Sep 01, 2017

    IPMA-HR is pleased to announce that Jackie Wehmeyer, IPMA-SCP, will begin serving as the 46th elected leader of the Association when she assumes the office of president on January 1, 2018.

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  • IPMA-HR Joins Amicus Brief in FLSA Case

    Feb 22, 2017

    IPMA-HR joined with several other associations in an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to review the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of the City of San Gabriel v. Flores. The Ninth Circuit ruled that the any unspent dollars paid to employees as part of a cash-in-lieu of benefits program should be included in the regular rate used for determining overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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  • Association Coalition and IPMA-HR Urge Congress to Preserve the Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

    Jan 10, 2017

    For more than 100 years, the following organizations have consistently depended on the preservation of the municipal bond tax exemption as a fundamental component of our nation’s intergovernmental partnership. It is the bedrock by which State and local governments, authorities and nonprofits of all sizes can cost effectively access the capital markets and in turn provide essential infrastructure for their citizens.

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  • Succession Planning a Top Concern for State and Local Governments

    Oct 21, 2016

    Succession planning continues to be a top workforce issue identified by state and local human resource officials; however, many organizations have not yet developed formal succession plans. To understand more about the current usage of formal succession planning by state and local governments for workforce management, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence surveyed members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. Two hundred ninety-five IPMA-HR members took part in the survey, which was conducted in September 2016.

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