• February 2019 Government Affairs Update

    Feb 23, 2019

    With the U.S. government no longer threatened by FY2019 shutdowns, Democrats in Congress have turned some of their focus to the wage and labor reforms they promised during their 2018 election campaigns. Currently under consideration in the House of Representatives and the Senate are the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. Another piece of proposed legislation that merits particular attention is the Stop STUPIDITY Act, which would prevent future budget fights from furloughing federal employees or forcing feds to work without pay.

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  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: Millennials in the Workforce: We're Not in High School Anymore

    Feb 22, 2019

    Join Ana Bradshaw, Human Resources Assistant to the Director, City of San Antonio, Texas for 1-hour informative "non-millennial bashing" webinar that will dispel the myths about millennials and provide tools for HR professionals to use to attract, retain, and engage the generation.

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  • SCOTUS: State, Federal Pensions Require Same State Income Tax Treatment

    Feb 22, 2019

    A 9-0 ruling in Dawson v. Steager ensures that state law enforcement retirees will not receive state income tax breaks that are denied to federal retirees. The precedent may also be set for the tax treatment of all types of federal pensions.

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  • Feds Receive 2019 Pay Raise

    Feb 15, 2019

    The spending package that keeps the U.S. government operating throughout Sept. 30, 2019, without being shut down over the president's demand for building new barriers along the border with Mexico includes a provision granting civilian federal employees a 1.4 percent increase in base pay plus a 0.5 percent increase to locality pay adjustments.

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  • IPMA-HR Supports Bill to Prevent Federal Government Shutdowns

    Feb 12, 2019

    If passed, the Stop STUPIDITY Act, would keep federal agencies and departments operating on an automatic continuing resolution but halt funding for Congress and the Executive Office of the President until a new budget is adopted.

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  • SES Group Warns of U.S. Government ‘Failure’ Due to Loss of Civilian Workforce Capacity

    Feb 08, 2019

    The executive summary for a February 2019 report from the Senior Executives Association begins, "Has the U.S. Federal Government reached a point where critical operations might fail in stressful events that are likely to occur? … Based on the data collected in this study, it appears the answer to these critical questions is yes.”

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  • January 2019 Government Affairs Update

    Jan 30, 2019

    The first month of the new year saw the end of the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, the threat of a new shutdown over Donald Trump's demand for new permanent barriers along the southern border and a push by senators from both sides of the aisle to head off future shutdowns. Against that backdrop, Congress is considering a $15 minimum wage, OMB is considering new overtime eligibility rules, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider procedural rules for employment discrimination lawsuits.

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  • This item is for members only: Webinar Archive: IPMA-HR 2019 Government Affairs Webinar

    Jan 30, 2019

    Join IPMA-HR's Executive Director, Neil Reichenberg, for this critical government affairs update to learn what changes you can expect to see on the federal legislative, regulatory, and judicial fronts in 2019.

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  • EDITORIAL: Partial Federal Government Might Permanently Damage Public Service

    Jan 26, 2019

    Thomas W. Ross, the president of the Volcker Alliance, writes in The Hill that keeping nine agencies closed for more than month and forcing tens of thousands of feds to work without pay has " created an administrative backlog ..., undermined the government’s ability to anticipate and respond to a range of risks for the American people ... [and] eroded the confidence of the American people in our governing processes and our democracy."

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  • Glassdoor: HR Manager a Top 10 Job for 2019

    Jan 24, 2019

    The position held by most of the people who will read this blurb comes in right below Data Engineer and outranks Software Engineer.

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  • Will Los Angeles Teacher Strike Strengthen Public Unions Role in Policymaking?

    Jan 17, 2019

    United Teachers Los Angeles is demanding raises, increases in per-pupil school funding and limits on charter schools, pursuing a much more political agenda than recent labor actions in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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  • Northern California Chapter Dissolved Without Explanation

    Jan 09, 2019

    We assure all directly affected national members that the formation of the independent CalGovHR group will not change your membership status with IPMA-HR or reduce your benefits as an Association member.

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  • Are You Ready to Take on the Most Pressing HR Challenges of 2019?

    Jan 04, 2019

    Employee Benefits News has published a detailed list of the Top 10 HR challenges for the coming year.

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  • 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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