• Five Public HR Stories You May Have Missed Over the Holidays

    Jan 01, 2019

    A federal government employee union sued over members working without pay as the Trump administration planned for workforce reductions and cities adapted to operating without U.S. government funds and guidance. In better developments, ending sexual harassment across the federal judiciary has become a priority and Albuquerque city employees got paid parental leave in a most metal manner.

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  • Senate Passes Bipartisan First Step Act, Bill Moves to House

    Dec 19, 2018

    The First Step Act would expand job training and other programming aimed at reducing recidivism rates among federal prisoners. It also expands early-release programs and modifies sentencing laws, including mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, to more equitably punish drug offenders.

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  • ACA to Remain in Effect Despite Judge’s Ruling Law Is Unconstitutional

    Dec 15, 2018

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are all telling reporters some version of “There is no impact to current coverage or coverage in a 2019 plan.” Still, federal officials, members of Congress, insurers and employers must start preparing for the possibility that the system constructed over the past decade to implement so-called Obamacare will cease to exist.

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  • What Are the Best (and Worst) Places to Work in the Federal Government?

    Dec 13, 2018

    Among large agencies, the top three in 2018 remained unchanged from 2017, and each retained its place on the list:NASA,Health and Human Services. and Commerce.

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  • 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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