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IPMA-HR offers an internationally recognized certification program to the public HR community. The IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) designation can be obtained in five simple steps.

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New Survey Reveals 4 out of 10 Public Sector Human Resource Professionals Say Their Agencies Will Lose 20 Percent of Employees in the Next 5 Years

IPMA-HR releases its 2014 Benchmarking Survey results on Talent Management. This year, the areas of focus for the research tackles succession planning, veteran, national guard and military reservist recruitment and retention, as well as millennial recruitment and retention.


Sneak Peak Infographic: 65% of Public Sector Agencies Do Not Have a Succession Plans Prepared

IPMA-HR will be releasing its 2014 Talent Management Benchmarking Study on Tuesday, September 23rd at the International Training Forum & Expo in Philadelphia. The report focuses on the status of public agencies' succession plans across the nation, as well as the available talents that could fill the openings that is expected to be left by a large number of the retiring workforce.


Executive Council Member William Cole to Take Reins as IPMA-HR President in 2016

William “Bill” Cole, IPMA-CP, Human Resources Director for the Town of Barnstable in Massachusetts has been elected to serve as IPMA-HR’s 2015 president-elect/2016 president.


IPMA-HR Establishes Professional Emphasis Group for Public Pension Funds

IPMA-HR has established its first professional emphasis group (PEG) made up of human resource professionals who work for public pension fund

Seeking Nominations for 2015 United Nations Public Service Awards

Nominations for the 2015 United Nations Public Service Awards is now open! The Awards are the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide.  Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service. Application deadline is October 31, 2014.