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HR Resources

IPMA-HR makes relevant and timely HR information available to those who need it most – our members and other human resources professionals.

Whether you need sample HR policies, best practice reports, interview guides or information on a number of HR topics, you’ll find all your resources here.

Benchmarking Reports

Locate benchmarking reports since 1998 on key HR topics, such as compensation, recruitment, training, healthcare costs and more.

Employee Engagement Services

The 2012 and 2014 Employee Engagement Research Services are the only surveys ever conducted of US state and local government public sector employees dealing with employee engagement. While the economy on the surface appears to be growing in 2014, we are now living in the era of sequestration, with Federal government budgets tightening, even impacting the purse strings of state and local governments.  And as a result, employees are doing more with fewer resources.  This employee engagement study shows that despite fewer financial and personnel resources, employee engagement can still be enhanced by human resources working with management on some key areas.

HR 2020 Shifting Perspectives

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) established an HR 2020 taskforce to determine trends that will impact the challenges and opportunities facing public sector human resources professionals.

HR Focus Areas and Emerging Issues

The IPMA-HR Executive Council has changed HR Critical Issues to "HR Focus Areas" as of September 2014 to reflect more accurately the body of knowledge public sector HR professionals manage. There are 13 areas – each one below – with links to additional resources.

HR Management Glossary

Defining commonly-used HR management terms.

Policy Topics

Find sample policies available on more than 60 topics.


Download the latest surveys conducted for our profession and use the data to improve your agency's HR processes.