Public Sector HR News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Webinar: How to Thrive and Flourish When Working in Isolation (From Home)

    Apr 06, 2020

    We invest in so many things and now is the time to invest in yourself. This is the moment to strengthen your resilience, cultivate self-compassion, find ways seek out the positive moments and rise above the negative noise.

    Petra will take you through ten proven steps that will help you work with your fears, create steadiness within, and allow you to hold space for all of your emotions, without getting swept up in them.

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  • IPMA-HR Nominations for the 2022 President Now Being Accepted

    Mar 23, 2020

    IPMA-HR is accepting nominations for the 2022 Association president. The deadline for nominating a candidate is May 8, 2020 

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  • Update: Preparing the Public Sector Workplace to Deal with Coronavirus

    Mar 05, 2020

    IPMA-HR has compiled this list of resources for members as you prepare to respond to the novel coronavirus in your workplace.

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  • 2020 Public Sector HR Essentials Program Session 1 Starts Soon!

    Dec 10, 2019

    Register Now for the first courses of 2020!

    Are you new to the public sector?  Are you transitioning from the private sector to the public sector?  The Public Sector HR Essentials Program is a foundational course that will ease transition of HR Professionals and help advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

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  • New Ethics Training Avaliable

    Dec 09, 2019

    IPMA-HR invites offers to host the initial offering of Developing an Ethical Culture in an Organization. The pilot is tentatively scheduled for late Jan 2020. 

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  • Pam Dollard - President-Elect Candidate

    Jul 26, 2019

    My name is Pam Dollard. It is my privilege to be a candidate for President-Elect of IPMA-HR.


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  • 2020 Presidential Candidate Announced

    Jul 26, 2019

    Pam Dollard, IPMA-SCP is running for President-Elect.  National members (chapter only and student members are not eligible) can begin voting on August 9, 2019 (an e-mail will be sent), and ballots are due by 5:00 pm (EDT) on August 23, 2019.

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  • 2019 Executive Council Applications Available - Deadline Extended

    Jul 16, 2019

    Seeking Applicants for Positions on the Executive Council - Deadline Extended:

    IPMA-HR is seeking applicants for a position on the Executive Council, which is the association’s governing body. The association needs to fill one position on the Executive Council for three-year terms that will begin on January 1, 2020.

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  • IPMA-HR and ROI Institute are Teaming up to Publish a New Case Study Book

    May 29, 2019

    Make a lasting contribution to the HR function at all levels of government. We invite you to contribute your evaluation of an HR program to an upcoming publication specifically focused on governmental programs. Delivering Value in Government: How to Measure the Impact of HR Programs in Governments, will be designed for individuals who create, design, teach, implement, evaluate, support, and fund HR programs at wide variety of levels within the government. 

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  • New Recertification Portal

    Apr 24, 2019

    The new Recertification Portal has been a long time coming. You spoke and we listened! Keeping track of your recertification points and staying up-to-date on your professional development activities is essential to maintaining your certification, no matter which designation you hold—IPMA-CP or IPMA-SCP.

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