• Press Release | Virtual HR 2020: Building A New Vision Together Reached Record-Breaking Attendance

    Oct 30, 2020

    IPMA-HR holds first virtual Annual Conference attracting more than 880 public sector HR professionals, setting a record as its largest event in over a decade.

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  • Fairweather Chosen as 2021 President-Elect

    Aug 20, 2020

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    As IPMA-HR’s elected leader, Jennifer Fairweather, IPMA-SCP, welcomes the privilege and opportunity to work with all of you in growing our membership, continuing to provide amazing opportunities for networking and development, fostering the reputation of excellence in public sector human resources, and ensuring the continued success of our dynamic association. 

    MEET JENNIFER FAIRWEATHER

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  • Tell the Labor Department What You Know About Paid and FMLA Leave

    Jul 21, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Labor issued separate Requests for Information (RFI) on state- and employer paid leave and on Family and Medical Leave Act leave. Anyone with knowledge about leave policies and FMLA processes is invited to share their insights and experiences.

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  • Virtual Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices to Avoid Legal Issues

    Jun 23, 2020

    Join IPMA-HR and David Ritter (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg) to discuss best practices in safely reopening places of work in light of COVID-19.

    In this program, David will provide practical advice, as well as guidance on legal pitfalls and risks that could arise. There will be an abbreviated 20-minute presentation and then an opportunity to answer participant questions.

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  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Now Protected Under Title VII

    Jun 15, 2020

    The U.S. Supreme Court on June 15, 2020, affirmed that job protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extend to workers who identify as LGBTQ. Writing for the 6-3 majority in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Justice Neil Gorsuch plainly stated, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.”

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  • Announcing Executive Council Vacancies

    Jun 14, 2020

    Are you interested in exercising your leadership skills to enhance the work of public sector human resources management? The IPMA-HR Executive Council needs to fill three (3) positions for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2021 and one (1) position to fill the final two years of a three-year term.  Deadline:  July 17, 2020

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  • HR Headline Roundup for June 8-12, 2020

    Jun 12, 2020

    Police reforms prompted by ongoing Black Lives Matter protests dominated public sector workforce news this week, but agencies continued inching toward welcoming employees back to offices.

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  • HR Headline Roundup for June 1-4, 2020

    Jun 05, 2020

    Protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd challenge HR and strain law enforcement even as government slash payrolls and reopen offices.

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  • Statement from IPMA-HR Executive Director Cara Woodson Welch

    Jun 04, 2020

    It is no longer acceptable to be silent. Public sector human resources professionals have the capacity and ability to facilitate the tough conversations that lead to the urgent actions that need to be taken now. We need to stand together. 

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  • HR Headline Roundup for May 25-29, 2020

    May 29, 2020

    Literally keeping the lights on, confronting public sector workforce worries and more …

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  • HR Headline Roundup for May 18-22, 2020

    May 22, 2020

    Protecting government employees during the pandemic, workforce worries intensify, an Alabama city declares bankruptcy, Virginia Beach memorializes slain city workers and more …

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  • New State & Local Government Financial Wellness Initiative Now Accepting Grant Proposals

    May 15, 2020

    A webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 3:00 pm Eastern to review the grant proposal process and respond to questions.

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  • HR Headline Roundup for May 11-15, 2020

    May 15, 2020

    Considering the future of the public sector workforce, writing the HR playbook for a pandemic, a dire warning on public pensions and more …

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  • HR Headline Roundup for May 4-8, 2020

    May 08, 2020

    Did public employees die in the line of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, exactly how should offices reopen, how stressed are employees, who will lead the United States Postal Service and more …

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  • IPMA-HR Names Cara Woodson Welch as New Executive Director

    May 05, 2020

    The Executive Council of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources selected Cara Woodson Welch, Esq., to serve as the Association’s new executive director. Most recently general counsel for WorldatWork, Welch succeeds Neil Reichenberg, who is retiring after nearly 24 years leading IPMA-HR.

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  • HR Headline Roundup for April 27-May 1, 2020

    May 01, 2020

    Calculating the human and monetary costs of the coronavirus pandemic to the U.S. public sector and more …

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  • Virtual Roundtable | Handling Coronavirus in the Workplace: Plans to Re-Open

    May 01, 2020

    Join us for the next discussion as part of our Virtual Roundtable Series on how Public Sector HR organizations are handling coronavirus in the workplace.

    Our panelists will be discussing how HR is handling the plans and processes involved in re-opening their public sector organizations.

  • HR Headline Roundup for April 20-24, 2020

    Apr 24, 2020

    Public sector priorities once the pandemic abates, reopening government offices, calculating the cost of pandemic response and more …

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  • IPMA-HR Joins Coalition to Provide Grants and Tools for State and Local Government Workforce Wellness Programs

    Apr 24, 2020

    Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the new effort is being supported by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation.

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  • April 2020 Government Affairs Update

    Apr 18, 2020

    Federal legislation to respond to the coronavirus crisis has generated reams of new rules for granting emergency leave, handling payroll taxes and complying with disability discrimination laws. All those come as employers continue adapting to the revised overtime and regular rate regulations that took effect at the start of 2020.

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