Entry-level HR professionals and those new to the public sector | IPMA-CP: 24 recertification points | HRCI:48 HR (General) recertification credit hours
A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for entry-level HR professionals and anyone new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and to advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.
This popular program covers all the major areas of a public sector human resources operation, including public sector HR basics, job classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, labor and employee relations, employee benefits, EEO and diversity, and organizational development.
I recently completed IPMA-HR’s Public Sector HR Essentials Program. To say that I was satisfied with the course would be a severe understatement. I was thoroughly impressed and challenged by the depth of study and knowledge obtained through this course. While I personally do not engage in all of the aspects covered during the course on a daily basis, I was left with a solid foundation of information to support me when I do encounter those areas. The instructor’s commentary was thoughtful and fitting for public sector HR professionals, and the discussion boards provided useful insight into the various challenges we face and methods for addressing those challenges. I highly recommend this program to all persons desirous of a successful career in public sector human resources. Miriam Stuart, Employee Relations Specialist, NYS Teachers' Retirement System
2017 Program Dates
Winter Session: January 19 - May 30
Fall Session: August 23 - December 27
Certificate of Completion
: Yes, upon receipt of a cumulative passing score on all exams.
The IPMA-HR Public Sector HR Essentials online program touches all elements of the HR environment. It also demonstrates the relationship of HR in both public and private sectors. After evaluating the program, I decided to encourage my HR staff to enroll and benefit from the comprehensive training and online convenience. Marcia Lowry, Human Resources Manager, SPHR, IPMA-CP, Columbia County, Georgia
Government executives, this is the perfect program to recommend to your frontline and mid-level human resources staff. The expertise, strategies, and expanded professional network they’ll gain will benefit your organization for years to come.