Welcome to the IPMA-HR HR Resources page, designed to give our public sector HR professional members quick and easy access to critical, time-saving “best practices” and peer-provided solutions specific to their own challenges. These resources keep our members current on trends and developments within the profession. HR Resources provides quick and easy access to sample policies and RFPs to help solve unique challenges within human resources.

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Policy Topics

  • Flint Americans with Disabilities Act

    Flint, MI

    PURPOSE: To define and provide procedures to: (1) ensure compliance with the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act and the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act , (2) ensure that the employment and promotion system is free from discrimination based on disability, (3) to address reasonable accommodation requests and make appropriate decisions regarding undue hardship in regard to public accommodations and telecommunications. 

    • Legal
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Milwaukee Policies Procedures

    Milwaukee, WI

    Policies & Procedures Library

    • Personnel
    • Agency Handbooks
  • City of Commerce Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace Policy

    Commerce, CA

    To establish a policy that maintains an alcohol and drug free workplace and to ensure compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

    • Health
    • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Volunteer Policy

    The City greatly benefits from the services provided by skilled and motivated volunteers and encourages involvement by Port Orange citizens. The procedures for recruitment, selection and placement assist the City and the Volunteer to establish and maintain a beneficial relationship. Volunteers are individuals who are non-paid, including interns and work study program students.

    • Topics
    • Volunteering
    • Policies
    • Conflict Topics
  • City of Port Orange, Florida-Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Port Orange is soliciting Requests for Proposals for Employee Group Health Insurance Benefits. Proposals will be accepted in the Purchasing Office, a division of the Finance Department, Port Orange City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, Florida until 2:30 pm on February 13, 2014 or pursuant to addendum issued by the City

    • Personnel
    • Health
    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Employee Benefits
  • Classification and Compensation Policy - Yakima County, WA

    Yakima County, WA

    It is the philosophy of Yakima County to support recruitment and motivation of well qualified, productive employees and to encourage and recognize activities that make a positive difference in the lives of Yakima County residents. The County therefore desires to recruit and retain individuals who demonstrate initiative, high ethical standards, team orientation and willingness to accept responsibility for performance.

    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Compensation Strategies
  • City of Commerce - Electronic Communications Policy

    To establish rules of conduct for all City of Commerce employees in regards to the use of all Electronic Communications to perform essential job duties.

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Policies
  • City of El Paso-Social Media Policy

    The utilization of social media outlets provides entities with unique opportunity to use new and emerging networking technology to reach out to respective target audiences in promoting and sharing relevant information.

    • Policies
  • Social Media Guidelines

    City of Austin, TX

    Third-party social media sites have become a valuable resource for sharing of information with the community, and as such should be a component of the City of Austin's overall communications strategy. This administrative bulletin is designed to provide reasonable and flexible guidelines for the use of social media as a communications too.

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Technology Topics
    • Social Media
    • Policies
  • IPMA-HR: Federal Employment Law and Regulatory Overview

    The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to retaliate based on filing or supporting a lawsuit. The EEOC promulgates regulations enforcing the laws and issues guidance documents. 

    • Legal
    • Topics
    • Policies
  • City of Flint - Residency Requirements

    PURPOSE: To establish residency requirements for current and future City of Flint Employees.

    • Topics
    • Travel Topics
    • Residency Requirements
    • Policies
  • City of El Paso, TX- Social Media Policy

    he utilization of social media outlets provides entities with unique opportunity to use new and emerging networking technology to reach out to receptive target audiences in promoting and sharing relevant information.

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Technology Topics
    • Social Media
    • Policies
  • Social Media Policy

    City of Charlotte

    To provide guidance to City of Charlotte employees or contractors in the implementation of social media applications in order to:

    • Prevent violation of existing City policies such as logo standards, Internet usage policy, public records retention, personnel information and sponsorship
    • Demonstrate how technology can support the City’s communication needs
    • Ensure appropriate designation of City spokespersons and/or subject matter experts
    • Protect against the inadvertent establishment of a public forum 

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Technology Topics
    • Social Media
    • Policies
  • City of Annapolis Harassment Policy

    The City of Annapolis is committed to creating a workplace that is free of all employment discrimination and harassment based upon, Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Age, Family status, National Origin, Marital Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Sexual Orientation. Such conduct, whether committed by employees, management personnel, vendors, citizens, members of the public or other non-employees, will not be tolerated. This policy governs conduct in the workplace and at all other work-related activities, such as business trips, and work-related functions.

    • Resolution
    • Health
    • Conflicts
    • Policies
    • Harassment Retaliation
    • Conflict Topics
  • City of Albany- Benefits & Compensation

    The City of Albany provides health and welfare benefit programs, which include medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents, flexible spending account, life insurance, long-term disability, deferred compensation, Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Services Retirement Program (OPSRP) retirement programs, and credit union membership.

    • Personnel
    • Hiring
    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Employee Benefits
  • Town of Plymouth

    The vehicle Use Policy provides for the administration of the use of town owned vehicles and privately owned vehicles by town employees and town officials in the conduct of town business.

    • Policies
    • Topics
    • Compensation
    • Personnel
  • Leave of Absence

    City of Albany, NY

    In an effort to recognize that employees may have a need for a leave in addition to other City accrued leave, the employee may be granted a leave of absence according to this policy.

    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Leave
  • City of Albany, Oregon- Administrative Leave

    To provide exempt status employees not eligible for overtime pay additional paid leave. 

    • Personnel
    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Leave
  • West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner Attendance Policy

    West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner

    The purpose of this policy is to establish written guidelines pertaining to the attendance requirements for employees of the West Virginia Officers of the Insurance Commissioner.

    • Retention
    • Absence Management
  • Electronic Communication Devices

    Pottawatomie County, KS

    This policy on Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) is set forth to identify the appropriate use of ECDs in the work place in order to promote a safer, more productive work environment. ECDs include but are not limited to: cellular phones, pagers, radios, walkie-talkies, and other electronic and voice message systems. This policy applies to all employees. 

    • Technology
    • Topics
    • Policies
    • Cell Phones