Government Relations News

IPMA-HR’s government affairs and advocacy program has a long history of promoting public-sector employment and professionalism by supporting legislation, regulations and judicial decisions that foster a strong public sector workforce.

IPMA-HR Philosophy: To support laws that enhance public employment and assist public sector HR in accomplishing their goals. To oppose legislation that has a negative impact on public employment and public budgets.

 

  • April Government Affairs Summary

    Apr 19, 2018

    Updates: Federal Deficit, FLSA Supreme Court Decision, FMLA Leave, Travel Time, ACA Litigation, ADEA Amicus Brief 

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  • March Government Affairs Summary

    Mar 23, 2018

    Federal Government Funding, FLSA Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Health Care Reform, and ADA Litigation.

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  • February Government Affairs Update

    Feb 23, 2018

    Government Funding, Public Safety Mandatory Bargaining Bill, Health Care Reform, ACA Excise Tax, FLSA Opinion Letters, and Janus v. AFSCME.

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  • 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.

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  • This item is for members only: Fair Labor Standards Act Update - July 2017

    Jul 17, 2017

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) update covers several issues including:

    • The FLSA overtime regulations litigation.
    • The request for information on the FLSA overtime regulations issued by the Department of Labor.
    • The withdrawal of two Wage-Hour Administrator’s opinions that were issued in 2015 and 2016.
    • The Labor Department resuming the issuing of Wage and Hour Opinion letters.
    • The appeal of litigation concerning whether the payment of cash in lieu of benefits needs to be included when determining the FLSA regular rate for overtime calculations.

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  • 2017 Government Affairs Update

    Feb 24, 2017

     

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  • 2016 Senate OREA Endorsement Letter

    Oct 27, 2016

     

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  • IPMA-HR Joins Letter on Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

    Feb 15, 2016

    IPMA-HR joined with a number of state and local government, public schools and higher education associations to send a letter to all members of Congress expressing concerns with the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the exemptions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative and professional employees (the “white collar exemptions”). The letter, reproduced below, asks members of Congress to please contact the Department of Labor and the administration to request that they reconsider the rule and make adjustments.

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  • IPMA-HR Joins in an Amicus Curiae Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case

    Jan 04, 2016

    IPMA-HR joined with seven other state and local government associations in filing an amicus curiae brief in the case of Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey, which is pending before the United States Supreme Court. The brief argues that a government employer’s perception that an employee has exercised his or her First Amendment rights cannot be the basis for a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit.

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  • IPMA-HR Comments on EEOC Proposed Wellness Regulations

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR Sends Letter in Support of Repealing ACA Excise Tax

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR Sends Letter in Support of Employee Wellness Programs

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • A Guide to Understanding the Excise Tax

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR with Public Pensions Network Sends Letter in Support of Public Pension Plans

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR joins Don't Mess With Our Bonds Coalition Letter to Lawmakers

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • OSHA Releases Guidance on Restroom Access for Transgender Employees

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR Joins Letter Supporting the Certainty in Enforcement Act

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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  • IPMA-HR Endorses Legislation to Repeal the ACA Excise Tax

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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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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  • Supreme Court Preserves Tax Subsidies in Federal Exchanges

    Jun 25, 2015

    In a 6 to 3 opinion, in King v. Burwell, Chief Justice Roberts writing for the court stated that “the Act’s context and structure compel the conclusion that [the ACA] allows tax credits for insurance purchased on any Exchange created under the Act.”

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