• 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.

    • Government Affairs
  • 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.

    • Articles
    • Assessment Audience
  • 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.

    • Advocacy
  • 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.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • 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.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • 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.

    • Articles
    • In the News
    • News & Media
    • Corrections
    • Emergency Communication Center
    • Fire
    • Police
    • Telecommunicator
  • 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.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • 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.

    • Articles
  • 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.

    • Articles
    • Reports
  • 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.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • 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.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • 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.

    • News & Media
    • Corrections
    • Emergency Communication Center
    • Fire
    • Police
    • Telecommunicator
  • 2019 Presidential Candidates Announced

    Aug 23, 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.

    • Articles
  • Interview with Sheriff Travis Patten

    Aug 23, 2018

    The latest entry in the Public Safety Voices series takes us to Adams County, Mississippi, where we had the pleasure of speaking with the relatively new sheriff, Travis Patten. Embracing the "it takes a village" philosophy, Sheriff Patten and his department are working hard to create a bridge between law enforcement, the citizens and schools to eradicate gun violence and gangs – and it's working.

    • Public Safety Voices
  • NYT: Cities Clamor for Cuts of State Budget Surpluses

    Aug 18, 2018

    Thirty-nine states saw or expect FY2018 budget surpluses, and almost all that unexpected money is going into rainy day funds instead of to municipalities that have gone a decade or more without support for badly needed capital projects.

    • In the News
    • Industry News
    • News & Media
  • Weekly Public Safety HR News Roundup (Week of August 6)

    Aug 17, 2018

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

    • Public Safety Voices
  • Public Pension Network: 2018 HR Metrics Report

    Aug 16, 2018

    Several members from the Public Pension Network developed an HR Metrics survey focusing on common HR metrics such as turnover rate, separation rates, retirement eligibility, vacancy and recruitment rates.

    • Articles
  • Chapter Fraud Prevention

    Aug 16, 2018

    In a world where identity theft and credit card fraud have become daily topics of conversation at work, IPMA-HR chapters must have a viable strategy to protect their financial resources.


    • Articles
  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: 2018 Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey

    Aug 16, 2018

    Did you miss the July 7th webinar presentation of the 2018 Gallagher Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey, co-sponsored by the IPMA-HR?

    Archived Webinar Presentation Now Available

    • Webinar Archives