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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Preparing to Telework

Multnomah County, OR

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the “best practices” in telework arrangements;
  • Write a Telework Agreement;
  • Understand essential concepts related to the new Multnomah County policy, risk management and safety, information technology, and records management.
  • Topics
  • Telecommuting
  • Retention Topics
  • Policies

Wellness Policy

Kinston, NC

To establish guidelines designed to provide an opportunity for employees to develop healthier lifestyles by adopting habits and attitudes that contribute in a positive way to their health and well-being. .

  • Health
  • Wellness Programs
  • Policies
  • Health Topics

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Georgia Department of Human Services

The Department of Humans Services (DHS) is committed to employing the most qualified candidates while engaging in recruitment and selection practices that comply with all applicable Federal and State laws. It is the policy of DHS to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.

  • Hiring
  • Topics
  • Travel Procedures

    U.S. Virgin Islands

    All Inter-Island travel (including Puerto Rico) for the conduct of Legislative business shall be requested by a Senator or Division Head through the Executive Director on the forms created for that purpose. All travel away from the Territory shall be requested to the President on forms provided for that purpose. The business to be conducted by the Senator, Senatorial Staff or Central Staff Employee shall be briefly explained in the space provided on the forms, and the forms shall be signed by the requesting Senator or Division Head.

    • Travel
    • Topics
    • Travel
    • Resources
    • Policies
    • Legal Topics
  • City of Keene - Military Leave

    If you, as a regular full-time employee, receive orders to report for military duty, you must let your supervisor know at once.  You will be afforded all privileges required by law.

    • Legal
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Military Leave
  • Oregon Metro - Compensation Policy

    Portland, OR

    It is Metro’s policy to develop and adhere to consistent and transparent compensation practices. Metro shall establish compensation rates for classifications that take into account internal equity, labor market considerations, total compensation, characteristics such as knowledge, skills and abilities required of the work, and Metro’s economic condition. It is the goal of Metro to set compensation that:

    • Attracts, motivates and retains a highly qualified workforce;
    • Supports Metro’s commitment to diversity with equitable pay and benefits for staff in similar positions and with similar levels of responsibility;
    • Promotes organizational effectiveness; and
    • Maintains public trust in fiscal stewardship.

    • Compensation
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Compensation Strategies
  • Catastrophic Leave Policy

    State of Maine

    The State of Maine has historically supported the establishment of catastrophic leave banks on behalf of employees in situations where an employee or immediate family member suffers a catastrophic accident, illness or comparable life-threatening occurrence that prevents the employee from returning to work for an extended period of time. 

    • Leave
    • Policies
    • Retention Topics
  • Telework Request Form

    Charles County, MD

    This form initiates the employee's request to telework.  Employees should give the following forms, included in the Telework Request Packet, to their immediate supervisor: 

    • Telework Request Form;
    • Remote Workplace Self-Certification Checklist.

    • Retention
    • Compensation
    • Topics
    • Telecommuting
    • Retention Topics
    • Resources
    • Policies
  • Whistleblower Protection Policy

    City of Troy, MI

    The purpose of this communication is to provide a procedure whenever an employee wishes to report an alleged violation of any State or Federal statute, City ordinance or Charter provision, personnel rule or administrative memorandum by any other employee or official of the City of Troy.

    • Topics
    • Conflicts
    • Whistleblower Protection
    • Resources
    • Policies
    • Legal Topics
  • Charles County-TELEWORK Policy and Procedure

    Charles County

    Charles County Government (the County) strives to recruit and retain a skilled, dedicated workforce and offer greater flexibility to employees while meeting the needs of a diverse resident population.  The use of a Telework Program is an innovative way of promoting greater work/life balance for employees while serving the needs of Charles County residents.  The Telework Program can be a valuable motivation and productivity tool, as long as resident and operational needs are met.  The Telework Program can also ensure continuity of operations during emergency situations by enabling some employees to work from remote locations.

     

    • Policies
    • Retention Topics
    • Telecommuting
  • State of Maine Alternative Work Schedules

    State of Maine

    An HR Memorandum regarding alternate work schedules.

    • Retention
    • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Annual Leave Sell Back

    Charles County

     

    • Donating Leave: Leave Banks & Leave Transfers
    • Policies
    • Resources
    • Retention Topics
  • Recruitment of Government Employee Relatives

    Charles County, MD

    Powerpoint presentation of personnel policy & procedures for the recruitment/employment of relatives.

    • Conflicts
    • Topics
    • Hiring
    • Policies
    • Nepotism
    • Hiring Topics
  • State of Maine Anti-Harrassment Policy

    The State of Maine recognizes the dignity of the individual employee and the right employees to work in an environment which is free of intimidation and harassment. Because such harassment seriously undermines the integrity of the workplace and adversely affects employee morale, it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    • Conflicts
    • Resolution
    • Policies
  • Telework Guide

    Charles County

    This guide is designed to assist employees in making a successful transition into the County's Telework Program.  This guide contains the County Teleworking Policy; information about the impact of teleworking on employees, supervisors, and co-workers; and questions and answers about teleworking. 

    This guide also contains a step-by-step guide on how to submit a Telework Request, including the forms that need to be completed.  Any employee interested in teleworking is strongly encouraged to read this manual, especially the step-by-step guide.  

     

    • Policies
    • Resources
    • Retention Topics
    • Telecommuting
  • Employee Annual Leave Sell Back Program

    Charles County, MD

    The County Commissioners have authorized an Employee Annual Leave Sell Back Program for FY2012.  This program allows employees whose annual leave balances are 130 hours or more as of February 10, 2012 to be compensated for up to 5 days. 

    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Leave
  • Employee Performance Review

    City of Anaheim, CA

    This section is a summary of the goals and objectives the employee received for the rating period covered by this evaluation. These are the goals and objectives against which performance is being assessed, and this section should be re-stating the expectations the employee has already received. 

    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Performance Management
  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Campbell County

    Regular full time employees of the Town shall be eligible to receive financial assistance for approved courses completed at an accredited educational institution.

    • Compensation
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Retention Topics
  • City of Tamarac Education Assistance Program

    Purpose: To establish guidelines and procedures for the implementation and
    administration of the City’s Education Assistance Program. Through the
    provision of limited financial assistance, it is the City’s intent to encourage and
    support the continued professional development of its employees. The program
    has been designed to assist employees in achieving educational goals that are
    beneficial to the City, as well as the individual employee. Furthermore, the
    benefits provided through the Education Assistance Program support the City’s
    strategic goal of creating and sustaining a culture conducive to the development
    and retention of skilled employees.

    • Compensation
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
  • FMLA Policy

    Each employee who has been employed by the City for at least one year and has worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous rolling 12 months is entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave during any 12-month period for any of the following reasons

    • Personnel
    • Topics
    • Policies
  • State of Maryland-Retirement Benefits

    The City is a member of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension Agency. The MSRPA is a State agency that administers retirement benefits for over 100 jurisdictions in Maryland. The City has no other retirement plans and no pension obligations to its retirees other than the benefits provided by the MSRPA. NOTE: This section does not apply to sworn members of the Police and Fire Departments who are covered under the Police/Fire Retirement Plan. 

    • Compensation
    • Personnel
    • Hiring
    • Topics
    • Policies
  • City of Hagerstown - Modified Duty Procedures

    To establish a formal process for identifying modified work assignments, authorizing eligible employees to perform modified work, supervising the performance of modified work.

    • Topics
    • Policies
  • Leave Without Pay

    Leave of Absences Without Pay may be granted for a period not to exceed one year. All requests for leave will be made on the appropriate form, through the department manager, and forwarded to the Human Resources Office and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

    • Personnel
    • Topics
    • Retention Topics
    • Policies
    • Leave