• US Treasury Releases Guidance for State & Local Governments to Prepare for ARP Recovery Funds

    Apr 16, 2021

    On April 15, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance for State, Local, and Tribal governments on immediate steps to take in preparation to receive Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

    • Government Affairs
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  • WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS: Mental Health and Public Sector HR

    Apr 01, 2021

    Citing the National Comorbidity Study, authors of the February 2010 Harvard Mental Health Letter noted nearly one in five employed Americans ages 15-54 had experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month.

  • Statement from IPMA-HR Executive Director Cara Woodson Welch on Rising Violence Against the AAPI Community

    Mar 22, 2021

    IPMA-HR condemns the recent violent shootings in Atlanta, happening in the midst of rising violence and discrimination against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

    • Articles
  • Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

    Mar 10, 2021

    The American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion relief package, was passed by Congress on Wednesday. It is expected to be signed into law by President Biden on Friday March 12, 2021. The bill allocates funds for vaccines, schools, families, small businesses, and public sector agencies providing economic relief to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Government Affairs
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  • IPMA-HR Joins 300 Organizations in Letter to Congress

    Feb 17, 2021

    On February 12, IPMA-HR joined 300 groups in submitting a letter to members of Congress calling on them to provide $350 billion in flexible aid for states, cities, counties, tribes, and territories.

    • Advocacy
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  • Statement from IPMA-HR Executive Director Cara Woodson Welch on Black History Month 2021

    Feb 05, 2021

    Celebrating Black History Month has taken on renewed importance. In the past year, many events occurred affirming that progress towards racial equity still needs to be made in this country.

    • Articles
  • Biden Administration, Congress Move to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

    Feb 01, 2021

    Presidential action could result in hourly raises for some people by this summer, but the prospects for bills to achieve a $15.hour standard by 2025 that have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate remain unclear.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • Democrats’ Control of U.S. Senate Could Be Meaningful for the Public Sector

    Jan 25, 2021

    Several new and long-blocked pieces of legislation aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, raising the federal minimum wage, strengthening unions and prohibiting discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation could pass.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • Biden Administration’s First Actions

    Jan 21, 2021

    The first 100 days of the Biden Administration begin today with actions that may impact the Public Sector Workforce.

    • In the News
    • Government Affairs
    • Articles
  • What’s in Biden’s Proposed COVID-19 Relief Plan for State and Local Governments

    Jan 15, 2021

    Direct aid to states and localities is once again omitted from the what the president-elect is calling his American Rescue Plan, but implementing several of Biden’s ideas would put money at the disposal of governors and local elected officials.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • DOL Publishes Final Rule on Classifying Independent Contractors

    Jan 08, 2021

    An introductory section of the rule that takes effect in early March 2021 explains that it should be read as guidance on how to apply and weight the five main factors of the economic realities test for classifying someone as an independent contractor.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Statement from IPMA-HR Executive Director Cara Woodson Welch

    Jan 06, 2021

    The attack on the U.S. Capitol  is shocking and troubling and our thoughts are with all those in public service who uphold the ideals of democracy in service to our country.   We support Public Sector Human Resource professionals who will need to be there for their employees in the federal, state and local government agencies and help maintain government services.  Our democracy must stand.

    • Press Releases
  • What the 2021 U.S. Budget Means for Public Sector Workers

    Dec 23, 2020

    The $1.4 trillion spending package passed by the House and Senate on Dec. 21, 2020, includes provisions for federal pay raises, paying back deferred payroll taxes and extending tax breaks for employer-sponsored paid COVID leave.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • Direct Assistance to States, Localities Left Out of Second Federal COVID-19 Relief Package

    Dec 21, 2020

    Indirect aid to localities is coming through programs that support reopening public schools and which fund vaccination efforts.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • When Will First Responders, Other Frontline Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccines?

    Dec 21, 2020

    A CDC panel of immunology experts on Dec. 20, 2020, recommended that frontline essential workers” be among the next group of Americans to receive vaccinations against COVID-19.

    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • IPMA-HR Announces Organizational Restructure and Leadership Changes

    Dec 01, 2020

    IPMA-HR is pleased to announce a newly developed organizational structure.

    • Articles
  • 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.

    • Articles
    • Press Releases
  • Fairweather Chosen as 2021 President-Elect

    Aug 20, 2020

    IPMA-HR

    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.

    • Government Affairs
    • In the News
    • News & Media
  • 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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