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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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  • 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.

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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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  • IPMA-HR Endorses FLSA Legislation

    Jul 20, 2016

    IPMA-HR has endorsed the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813) that was introduced by Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR). The bill would phase-in over three-years, the increase in the salary basis threshold that was included in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that were issued recently by the Department of Labor. 

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  • "The Ripple Effect of Baby Boomer Retirements" by Executive Director Neil Reichenberg

    Oct 21, 2015

    Executive Director Neil Reichenberg writes about the importance of succession planning for the February 2015 issue of Government Finance Review.

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  • IPMA-HR and IMLA Submit Comments on the Department of Labor's Proposed Rulemaking on Overtime Pay

    Sep 08, 2015

    On September 3, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) submitted a second round of comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on July 6, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations implementing the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. 

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