• 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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  • OPM Suddenly, and Again, Without a Permanent Director

    Oct 08, 2018

    Jeffrey Pon resigned from his position as Office of Personnel Management director on Oct. 5, 2018. Margaret Weichert, who will continue serving in her current role as deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, was immediately named acting OPM director.

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  • Regulatory Rollbacks Saved Hundreds of Millions, Says Labor Secretary

    Oct 05, 2018

    The agency also plans to reissue the updated overtime rule in January 2019, with the principal change likely to be the exempt/non-exempt salary threshold.

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  • U.S. Government Funded Until Dec. 7; Raises for Feds Still on Hold

    Sep 28, 2018

    A so-called "minibus" package fully funds the departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor through fiscal year 2019 and keeps every other government agencies operating under their 2018 budgets.

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  • September 2018 Government Affairs Update

    Sep 21, 2018

    Late August and early September 2018 were busy times for setting policies and making rules that affect public sector human resources. Guidance was issued and is coming on paying employees for wellness program participation and on whether to pay overtime for doing work email after going home for the day. Competing paid family leave bills received attention in Congress, which also agreed to keep the federal government operating through the first week of December regardless of what else happens with spending bills. Last, two federal district courts are explicitly considering the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Public Safety HR News Roundup – Week of September 17, 2018

    Sep 21, 2018

    From the dissolution of a New York fire district to an eye-opening ride-along with Chicago PD and a court ruling to change in the bail system in Dallas County, here are this week's top headlines in public safety HR news.

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  • Opinions Sought on Accounting for Nonexempt Employees’ Off-Hour Use of Electronic Communications

    Sep 21, 2018

    A Sept. 19, 2018, asks the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor to provide guidance to government agencies on how to account for “time spent outside of regularly scheduled work hours” by overtime-eligible employees doing things like texting with co-workers regarding work matters and checking work schedules, catching up with work-related emails.

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  • Survey: City Budgets Strained in 2018, but Finance Officers Express Optimism

    Sep 14, 2018

    Despite signs that cities appear maxed out on budget growth, 73 percent of city finance officers reported feeling better able to meet financial needs during 2018 than they did in 2017.

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  • Modest Premium Increases, Some Reductions, Projected for ACA Health Plans Next Year

    Sep 08, 2018

    But the entire law remains threatened by a lawsuit in which 20 states led by Texas are trying to get a federal judge to declare the so-called Obamacare program unconstitutional.

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  • Public Safety HR News Roundup – Week of September 3, 2018

    Sep 07, 2018

    From a 50-state report on public safety spending to more agencies losing officers to pay disparities, the use of drones in fire and police departments and a Michigan officer's act of kindness, here are this week's top headlines in public safety HR news.

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  • Public Safety HR News Roundup – Week of August 27, 2018

    Aug 31, 2018

    From the proper equipment and training of our SROs to social media polices for correctional facilities and the major changes that have brought about a "new day in the firehouse," here are this week's top headlines in public safety HR news.

  • Trump Freezes Federal Civilian Pay for 2019

    Aug 30, 2018

    Feds will see neither across-the-board nor locality pay increases come January 1. The president is citing budget pressures to justify his decision.

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  • Cepelak to Become IPMA-HR President-Elect

    Aug 28, 2018

    Cheryl Cepelak, IPMA-SCP, will serve the Association as 2019 president-elect. She joined IPMA-HR in 1999 and has held other local, regional and national leadership positions.

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  • Executive Director Reichenberg to Participate in Panel at APS-HRMnet Conference in Uganda

    Aug 27, 2018

    IPMA-HR Executive Director Neil Reichenberg traveled to Uganda this past weekend to participate in the 5th Africa Public Sector Human Resource Managers Network Conference. IPMA-HR is one of six organizations that will be delivering a “message of solidarity.” Reichenberg will also participate in a panel discussion on The State of Human Resource Management: The African and Global Perspective.

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  • Judge Upholds Federal Job Protections, Invalidates Trump’s EOs

    Aug 26, 2018

    DC Federal District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson explained in her 119-page ruling that, as currently written, the executive orders issued on May 25, 2018,impermissibly infringe upon the statutory right to bargain collectively,dramatically curtail the scope of bargaining because agencies and unions will no longer negotiate over a host of significant issues, and impede the prospect of good faith negotiation.

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  • Tattooed or Not Tattooed? Does Ink Have a Link to Hiring and Promotions?

    Aug 25, 2018

    While general wisdom says managers see a visible rose tattoo as less than sweet, one recent survey indicates that body art and piercings do not put job applicants or current employees at a disadvantage.

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  • Public Safety HR News Roundup – Week of August 20, 2018

    Aug 24, 2018

    From the opioid epidemic to battling suicide as first responders to training and saving kids from "quicksand-like mudflats," the top headlines from the week in public safety HR news are all right here.

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