Don't miss out on these national membership benefits! Education funding opportunities for you and your children. Application deadline is by June 5, 2017.
It’s that time of the year again to nominate a well-deserved public sector individual or agency for one of the following 2017 awards, given by IPMA-HR to recognize outstanding achievements and milestones being reached within the public sector. Application deadline is by June 5, 2017.
Developing Competencies for HR Success is an 11-week comprehensive leadership course developed to provide mid- to senior-level human resource professionals, committed to working in the public sector, with a foundation for success. This comprehensive training program challenges HR professionals to meet the ever-changing demands of the public sector and prepare you to be a partner in organizational change—ensuring your agency remains relevant for the future.
Recruiting and retaining qualified staff remains the most important workforce issue for the second consecutive year, according to the findings of the 2016 Workforce Trends survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence. The survey, which is based on survey responses from the members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), also found that jobs in finance are among those that state and local governments have the most difficult time filling.
If you were certified in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 or 2014, then it’s time to get recertified!
IPMA-HR is seeking members to serve on several key leadership committees and taskforces for 2017. Application deadline is by December 12, 2016.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the case of State of Nevada, et al v. United States Department of Labor et al issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing the revised FLSA overtime regulations on December 1st. The District Court concluded that the “significant increase to the salary level creates essentially a de facto salary-only test. Congress did not intend salary to categorically exclude an employee with [executive/administrative/professional] EAP duties from the exemption.” The District Court found that the Labor Department lacked the authority to implement automatic updates to the salary basis threshold. The District Court also decided that a nationwide injunction was appropriate in this case since the regulations apply to all states.
Members of the HR 2020 Taskforce will provide an overview of the report and practical actions that can be taken by public sector HR professionals who are seeking to move beyond transactional HR to transformational HR.
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 6094, which would delay the December 1st effective date of the FLSA overtime regulations for 6 months. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) passed by a vote of 246-177. A companion bill (S. 3462) has been introduced by Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The Congress is on recess until after the November elections.