Public Sector HR News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • 2018 IPMA-HR Agency Awards for Excellence Winners

    Aug 01, 2018

    The Association each year recognizes three member agency human resource programs of different sizes whose overall quality, accomplishments and contributions exceed those normally seen in the public sector.

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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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  • 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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  • 2018 Executive Council Applications Available

    Jun 12, 2018

    Seeking Applicants for Positions on the Executive Council:

    IPMA-HR is seeking applicants for positions on the Executive Council, which is the association’s governing body. The association needs to fill three positions on the Executive Council for three-year terms that will begin on January 1, 2019.

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  • College Scholarships are not just for your Freshmen!

    Jun 11, 2018

    College Scholarships for IPMA-HR Children - Deadline Extended - June 18th

    The college scholarships are not just for Freshmen!  The scholarship is open to your first, second, third, and fourth year students!  Send in your applications before it is too late!

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  • IPMA-HR Awards Deadline Extended - Now 6/18/18

    Jun 04, 2018

    The deadline for this year's awards has just been extended until June 18th.  Submit your application today!

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  • HR2020 Assessments: An interview with the Taskforce Chair

    May 14, 2018

    The HR2020 Report focuses on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities facing public sector HR professionals. We spoke with Mila Cosgrove, the HR2020 Taskforce Chair, to get some insight on what drove the development of the assessment tool.

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  • Making Culture Your Competitive Advantage: How to Attract, Retain and Activate the Best Talent

    Oct 23, 2017

    What if the public sector set the standard for having a workplace culture that attracts the best talent, thrives in the face of challenges, and drives fearless innovation? Culture provides a competitive advantage. Consider: A friend of mine spent more than 40 years working at the post office, fantasizing about retirement and bonding with his colleagues by lamenting the government job. When the time came to retire, however, he committed to another five years of service and has never been happier. His work had grown so meaningful to him and become so deeply connected to who he was that when the choice to remain with the post office was finally his, he chose to stay. Continue reading.

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    • Issue 83.08 (August 2017)
  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics for Workforce Planning

    Oct 23, 2017

    Have you been avoiding predictive analytics? If so, does one or more of these statements sounds familiar? I’m a human resources practitioner, not a data person. Our data is not clean enough. Our organization isn’t big enough to benefit from statistics. Excuses for putting off your organization’s embrace of predictive analytics seem endless, but did you know that applying predictive analytics enables you to upgrade workforce planning (WFP) to the more-impactful strategic workforce planning (SWP)? Engaging in SWP allows organizations to forecast more accurately and to plan more effectively and completely for varying scenarios, which, in turn, helps them ensure they have the right workforce with the right skills at the right time to meet a new or evolved mission. Continue reading.

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    • Issue 83.05 (May 2017)