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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.

 

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

    Oct 21, 2015

     

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

    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 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 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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  • OMB Approves Changes to EEO-4 Form

    Jun 18, 2015

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finally approved the revised EEO-4 Form that state and local governments need to complete to allow respondents to select more than one race and ethnicity. State and local governments will receive the new EEO-4 Form in mid-July when the survey opens.

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  • House Holds Hearing in Anticipation of New Overtime Rules

    Jun 11, 2015

    On June 10, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled “Reviewing the Rules and Regulations Implementing Federal Wage and Hour Standards.”

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  • Supreme Court Rules in Religious Accommodation Case

    Jun 01, 2015

    In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Abercrombie and Fitch Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that to bring a religious accommodation claim an applicant/employee only has to demonstrate that their need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in an employment decision.

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  • Overtime Regulations

    May 21, 2015

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) become law in 1938 and established the forty-hour work week, a national minimum wage, “time and a half” overtime pay in certain jobs, and prohibited most child employment. The FLSA has been updated over the years to reflect the changing American workplace; including guaranteeing equal pay for women, preventing age discrimination, protecting migrant and seasonal workers, and gradually the federal minimum wage had been increased.

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  • DOL Submits Proposed Overtime Regulations to OMB

    May 05, 2015

    Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed regulations to update the regulations governing overtime exemptions.

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  • Raise the Wage Act Introduced

    May 01, 2015

    On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Democratic leaders in both chambers introduced the Raise the Wage Act (S. 1150/H.R. 2150).

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  • Supreme Court Rules Unanimously in Mach Mining v. EEOC

    May 01, 2015

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court, in Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), ruled that courts do have the power to review the EEOC’s efforts to settle a Title VII complaint with an employer before it decides to sue the employer. The decision settles a split among appeals courts about how deeply courts can examine the EEOC’s settlement efforts.

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  • Representative Courtney Introduces Legislation to Repeal Excise Tax

    Apr 29, 2015

    Representative Courtney (D-CT-02), along with 69 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 2050) on April 28, 2015. The bill repeals the 40% non-deductible excise tax on certain “luxury” health care plans. IPMA-HR has endorsed Courtney's bill and is working with other organizations to get the excise tax repealed.

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  • EEOC Releases Proposed Rule for Employee Wellness Programs

    Apr 16, 2015

    On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the EEOC released its proposed rule for wellness programs that reward participating employees. “The proposed rule amends the ADA regulations to provide guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that include disability-related inquiries and/or medical examinations.”

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  • EEOC rules in Title VII Transgender Discrimination Case

    Apr 16, 2015

    On April 1, 2015, in a 3-2 decision, the EEOC ruled that the U.S. Army committed sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by refusing to let a transgender employee use facilities that accord with her consistent gender presentation.

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  • House Hearing on the ACA’s Effect on the Workplace

    Apr 14, 2015

    On April 14, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled “Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law is Affecting America's Workplaces.”

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  • Don't Mess with Our Bonds Coalition Sends Letters to Lawmakers

    Mar 26, 2015

    On April 14, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled “Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law is Affecting America's Workplaces.”

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