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Our Mission

Create and maintain a Kansas association of human resource professionals that enhances the professional competencies of individual members and develops the profession of public human resource management in Kansas.

We do this by:

  • Developing a regular schedule of chapter activities which provide opportunities for learning and networking;
  • Actively recruiting human resources professionals with diverse backgrounds and diverse experience;
  • Increasing IPMA-HR Kansas membership participation in statewide, regional, and national professional activities; and
  • Developing a culture that recognizes IPMA-HR Kansas members for their contributions to our profession and celebrates members’ accomplishments.

Benefits of Membership

Membership in IPMA-HR Kansas is open to anyone in Kansas who is engaged in the human resource management professional and supports the mission and goals of IPMA-HR Kansas.  There are two membership categories:  Professional and Student.

Any member of IPMA-HR Kansas who is not an Individual or Agency member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources automatically becomes an Associate Member of IPMA-HR.  Associate members receive the following benefits:  weekly IPMA-HR Bulletin delivered via e-mail, access to on-line publications such as the monthly IPMA-HR News magazine and the quarterly Public Personnel Management Journal, and member discount to all professional development opportunities offered by IPMA-HR.

Student members receive all benefits of regular membership.  Students must be actively engaged in an educational program that focuses on public management or human resource management.

Membership Dues:

  • Professional membership- $120 per year (July 1-June 30).  Professional membership includes all benefits discussed above, plus the membership fee covers all meetings/training sessions (typically 4 per year) and covers the cost of lunch and other meeting expenses.
  • Student membership- No yearly dues.  Student members receive all of the benefits discussed above.  Student members are charged a $20 for each meeting they attend, which covers the cost of lunch and meeting expenses.

Non-Member Fees: 

Non-members are charged a fee of $40 for any meeting or training session they attend.  This fee includes the cost of lunch and regular meeting expenses.  In the event additional expenses are associated with a meeting (purchase of a book is required, or something of that nature), the cost will be increased to ensure that it covers all expenses.  Non-members who register to attend the meeting will be notified if the cost will exceed $40.