Public Sector HR News

  • The Skills-Based Approach to Talent Mobility

    May 01, 2022

    Offering development opportunities like reskilling and upskilling allows employers to put the power of talent mobility in their employees’ hands. For employees, participating in reskilling and upskilling programs lets them craft their own narratives on how to succeed at work.
  • Under Pressure: How to Build Managers in a Hard-to-Manage World

    May 01, 2022

    Now is the time to mount a rescue mission for the all-important manager role before more managers fall overboard. A refreshed manager experience—one in which employees thrive in the role rather than seeing it as an unhealthy burden—will improve the experiences of everyone throughout your organization.
  • Shed Your Organization’s Old Baggage to Journey Into the New World of Leadership Development

    May 01, 2022

    With the Great Resignation going strong, it is time for employers to shed their baggage. To do this, those in charge need to embrace the reality that what needs to change is not the workforce—it’s them. Three places to start are diversifying leadership, updating professional development programs and making leading with compassion a mission.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT, May 2022

    May 01, 2022

    Are we, as HR practitioners, doing all we can to offer equitable access and build a leadership pipeline that reflects the diversity of our workforce and our community?
  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, May 2022

    Apr 30, 2022

    Holding master’s degrees in conflict resolution and management, Shontell Jordan provides mediation services and trains others on a not-for-profit basis. Jordan also works for the State of Tennessee.
  • At the Supreme Court: IPMA-HR Joins Brief in Support of Public School District That Suspended a Football Coach Who Prayed With Students After Games

    Apr 05, 2022

    The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed the amicus brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. Citing previous U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the brief argues the First Amendment does not protect a public employee’s speech when the employee is engaged in official duties.

  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, April 2022

    Apr 01, 2022

    Here’s what we do to attract employees. We offer up to $4,000 to relocate to the Roaring Fork Valley, and we provide employees who relocate a $6,000 housing stipend for their first year. We also have two housing programs for county employees. In one, an employee receives $50,000 in down payment assistance. The other is an equity share program where we purchase up to 40 percent of an employee’s home.
  • LEGISLATIVE & POLICY UPDATE, April 2022

    Apr 01, 2022

    This term, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide, and has decided, numerous cases involving states and local governments, ranging from blockbusters to (more) bread-and-butter type cases. The Supreme Court will issue opinions in all of the cases above by the end of June 2022.
  • How HR Leaders Can Build Paternity Policies That Employees Will Embrace

    Apr 01, 2022

    The more you can let everyone in your organization be people first and employees second, the more likely they will be to remain loyal, productive and happy. Offering generous, gender-inclusive paternity leave benefits goes a long way in this regard.
  • 5 Areas to Automate so HR Can Put People First

    Apr 01, 2022

    This is the moment when activating HR professionals’ soft skills and emotional bandwidth is essential. It is time to elevate the people and teams within one’s organization to be all we know they can be.