• Is Protesting White Supremacists on Federal Property a Hatch Act Violation?

    Aug 10, 2018

    No, with the small consideration about speaking for oneself instead of on behalf of one's agency.

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  • Missed last week's HR News Roundup?

    Aug 10, 2018

    Headlines from around the web regarding hiring, assessment and other human resource issues in public safety.

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  • 2019 Presidential Candidates Announced

    Aug 08, 2018

    Cheryl Cepelak, IPMA-SCP and Larry Gillis, IPMA-SCP, are running for President-Elect.  National members (chapter only and student members are not eligible) can begin voting on August 10, 2018 (an e-mail will be sent), and ballots are due by 5:00 pm (EDT) on August 24, 2018.

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  • Post-Janus, Public Union Fair Share Fee Refunds Pale in Number to New Members

    Jul 31, 2018

    An AFSCME spokesman told a newspaper columnist that “hundreds of former fee-payers” have become full union members while “just a handful” have cancelled memberships. The union official put the ration at 10 joiners to every one leaver.

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  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: Strategies to Support Employees Impacted by a Local Tragedy

    Jul 31, 2018

    How will you support your employees and dependents who have been impacted by a local tragedy?

    This archived presentation will prepare you to plan ahead for well-being initiatives that will be necessary several months after tragic events, and pro-actively develop a culture that removes the stigma of seeking mental well-being care and encourages individuals to get help.

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  • Weekly Public Safety HR News Roundup (July 20, 2018)

    Jul 27, 2018

    Headlines from around the web regarding hiring, assessment and other human resource issues in public safety.

  • Congress Moves to Preserve OPM as Trump Admin. Pushes Government Reorganization

    Jul 25, 2018

    U.S. House and Senate appropriation bills for FY2019 include provisions designed to halt the proposed transfer of most Office of Personnel Management functions and staff to the General Services Administration.

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  • July 2018 Government Affairs Update

    Jul 20, 2018

    In wake of the Janus decision, public employee unions face growing numbers of lawsuits from nonmembers who paid agency, or fair share, fees and now demand refunds. Public pensions also face a new threat from federal Republican lawmakers. On more positive notes, several states are taking steps to protect government workers’ access to union representation, Democrats in Congress are pushing legislation to guarantee collective bargaining rights for federal and public safety employees, and bipartisan efforts in the Senate offer promise for increasing the availability of paid family leave for all Americans.

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  • Weekly Public Safety HR News Roundup

    Jul 20, 2018

    Headlines from around the web regarding hiring, assessment and other human resource issues in public safety.

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  • Interview with Sheriff Kevin Joyce

    Jul 13, 2018

    Sheriff Joyce discusses struggles with recruitment in law enforcement and corrections and the importance of keeping the profession honorable. 

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  • Interview with Former Deputy Chief John Haas

    Jul 11, 2018

    Former Deputy Chief John Haas discusses the importance of making good judgments and hiring decisions in law enforcement. 

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  • Larry Gillis - President Elect-Candidate

    Jul 10, 2018

    IPMA-HR is a wonderful organization.  I have been a member since 1997 and have served at the local, regional and national levels.  I am currently serving on the National Executive Council, and will be completing a three-year term at the end of this year.  Even though IPMA-HR is the largest public sector HR organization – with a world-renowned certification program – it can be better.  That is why I am running – to help IPMA-HR get stronger and stronger.

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  • Cheryl Cepelak - President-Elect Candidate

    Jul 10, 2018

    My name is Cheryl Cepelak.  I am pleased and privileged to be running for President-Elect of IPMA-HR.  My interest lies in serving the members of this organization.  I want to know why you belong to IPMA-HR and how we, as an organization, can better serve your needs – whether it be products, services, networking; and/or personal and professional development.

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  • OPM Issues First Guidance for EO on Firing Fed Workers

    Jul 09, 2018

    The Office of Personnel Management has begun advising federal agencies on how to implement month-old presidential executive orders that would make it easier to fire workers, limit the activities of union reps and change collective bargaining rules. Unions have filed at least two federal lawsuits to block the policies.

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  • Assessment Services is rocking social media!

    Jul 06, 2018

    That’s right. We graduated and now have our own accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

  • June 2018 Government Affairs Update

    Jun 29, 2018

    Major U.S. Supreme Court decisions promise broad changes for the operation of public employee unions and the collection of state and local sales taxes. Additionally, ongoing lawsuits could significantly affect religious rights, employment protections for LGBT individuals and health insurance coverage for people with preexisting medical conditions. Last, a U.S. congressman is working to reintroduce a bill that has the potential to make administering government employee pension plans more difficult.

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  • Interview with Fire Chief Brian Fennessy

    Jun 29, 2018

    Chat with Fire Chief Fennessy about leadership development, the threat of wildfires in San Diego, and the increasing volume of EMS calls. 

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  • SCOTUS Ruling Against Compulsory Fees Could Weaken Public Employee Unions

    Jun 27, 2018

    Writing for the 5-4 majority, in Janus v AFSCME Justice Samuel Alito stated that agency, or fair share, fees collected to support collective bargaining and grievance activities violate “the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.” This conclusion reflected the plaintiff's objection to giving any money to an organization that engaged in political activities he did not always agree with.

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  • Trump Administration Calls for Total Redesign of Federal Agencies

    Jun 22, 2018

    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is leading an initiative that would drastically shrink OPM, combine the departments of Education and Labor, and form a public-private partnership to oversee the cost and efficiency of service delivery.

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  • Interview with Police Chief Jennifer Tejada

    Jun 22, 2018

    Check out the Assessment Services Review's interview with Chief Jennifer Tejada from Emeryville Police Department! Chief Tejada discusses the lack of public trust in police and the negative narrative in the media, as well as its implications for recruitment and social transformation.

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