• Protections for Transgendered Federal Employees Rolled Back

    Dec 11, 2018

    Under new guidelines, agencies and offices will require legal paperwork from transitioned employees before making any changes to personnel files, email accounts and dress code or job requirements.

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  • Improving Employee Engagement in State Government

    Dec 11, 2018

    The state of Michigan recently released the results of its 2018 engagement survey of state employees. Michigan has conducted six surveys since 2012, as a key part of its long-term commitment to measuring and improving engagement. About 75% of the state’s 45,000 employees responded to the 2018 survey.

     

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  • Workers Demand Employers Practice Good Citizenship, Social Responsibility

    Dec 08, 2018

    MetLife’s latest Role of the Company Survey revealed that “85 percent of respondents said good corporate citizenship is important where they work. Respondents also want their employers to make a difference in their community (76 percent) and the world (72 percent).”

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  • Analysis: U.S. Workforce Missing 5M Women Due to Lack of Support for Parents

    Dec 01, 2018

    The determination followed from the observation that the 5-point difference in labor force participation rates for individuals between the ages of 25 and 54 in Canada and the United States could be attributed almost entirely to U.S. women leaving the workforce.

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  • November 2018 Government Affairs Update

    Dec 01, 2018

    Democrats regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives promises action on health care, paid family leave, the minimum wage and the DREAM Act. Republicans maintaining control of the Senate promises a tough road for any legislation. Against that drama from the midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all government employers must comply with the ADEA regardless of size, and privately owned fire departments were denied an exemption from overtime rules.

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  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: Building Employee Engagement: A Roadmap and Lessons Learned

    Nov 27, 2018

    Join Bob Lavigna, Director of the Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement and author of the book Engaging Government Employees, as he discusses the roadmap for measuring and improving engagement. 

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  • IPMA-HR Executive Director Attends 2018 Global Public HR Conference in Seoul

    Nov 26, 2018

    IPMA-HR Executive Director Neil Reichenberg attended the 2018 Global Public HR Conference in Seoul, South Korea, where he presented his paper: "Leveraging HR Technology to Build the 21st Century Public Service." Download the PDF to read the paper.

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  • Workers’ Poor Health Costs U.S. Economy Half a Trillion Each Year

    Nov 24, 2018

    Impaired performance attributable to chronic conditions represented the greatest avoidable annual dollar cost, at $198 billion.

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  • 2019 IRS Tax Inflation Adjstments Released

    Nov 16, 2018

    Individuals earning more than $39,475/year and couples earning more than $78,950/year who file jointly will be taxed at 22 percent.

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  • This item is for members only: Flipping the Script: Using HR2020 to Transform the Transactional in Jefferson County

    Nov 13, 2018

    Jennifer Fairweather, the HR Director for Jefferson County in Colorado, spent a few minutes to discuss her experiences with the HR2020 Assessment and how it has helped shape the future of the county’s HR organization.

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  • ICMA Research Study Answers Valuable Questions Regarding Police Recruitment

    Nov 13, 2018

    ICMA, under an agreement with the Vera Institute of Justice, gathered valuable information pertaining to police recruitment from local government leaders and staff, police chiefs, police union representatives, and citizens.

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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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  • SCOTUS: ADEA Applies to Government Employers of All Sizes

    Nov 06, 2018

    The plaintiffs in the case had been terminated from career jobs with a special fire district in Arizona that employs fewer than 20 people.

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  • These Midterm Elections Will Shape the Federal Government Workforce

    Nov 02, 2018

    Choices voters in southeastern Wisconsin, northern Virginia and all of Missouri make on Nov. 6, 2018, will affect all feds no matter where they live

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  • How HR Pros Can Boost Flu Vaccine Rates

    Oct 27, 2018

    A record 80,000-plus Americans died from influenza complications during the 2017-2018 flu season. A shockingly low low vaccination rate deserves some of the blame.

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  • 2019 IPMA-HR Committees/Taskforces Application

    Oct 23, 2018

    IPMA-HR is seeking members interested in serving on several committees/taskforces.  The 2019 IPMA-HR Committees/Taskforce Application is available (Deadline:  December 1, 2018).

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  • Overtime Rule Revision Moved Back Again

    Oct 20, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor now says it will update rules for classifying employees as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act in March 2019. The annual salary threshold for overtime eligibility is expected to be set between $32,000 and $35,000.

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  • 2018 Benchmarking Report | Beyond HR Metrics: HR Analytics

    Oct 19, 2018

    The 2018 Benchmarking Report on HR Analytics is now available.

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  • Even HR Directors Doubt Financial Impact of HR Function

    Oct 13, 2018

    Just over 60 percent of CFOs for small- and medium-sized businesses “do not think HR affects the bottom line.” Nearly half of HR leasers at those same organizations agree.

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  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: Preparing Tomorrow's Public Service

    Oct 11, 2018

    Public sector leaders fret endlessly about the so-called “silver tsunami,” the coming demographic transition in the public sector workforce. To help chart a course through the storm, the Volcker Alliance engaged directly with government’s rising leaders to ask for their insights on the most in-demand skills for public agencies in the decade ahead and learn how they would like to develop them.

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