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Member Benefits

Being a member of the leading public human resources organization has its benefits – there are certainly a lot of them! Members have access to cutting-edge HR research, self-development tools, a global peer network, timely and expert publications, advocacy, and so much more.

Become an IPMA-HR Member today

Benefit 1: Research

  • HR SolutionsOne-stop shopping for standard HR practices.
    • Over 60 topics, from compensation and benefits to performance management and dress codes.
    • Each topic includes an overview article and sample polices used by IPMA-HR members.
  • Benchmarking surveysPerformance management, compensation, health care cost containment. Free annual surveys.
  • Collaborative surveys—Surveys completed with IPMA-HR partners.

Benefit 2: Channels for Self-Development 

Advance your career through our professional development and certification programs

  • Certification: Obtain the profession’s most recognized certification designation
  • Professional Development: Members receive discounts on professional development
  • IPMA-HR Annual Training Conference & Exhibition: Premier event of the year for public-sector HR professionals. Registration discounts. 
  • Leadership positions—Strategic roles in advancing the industry. Participate in these IPMA-HR nationally active committees:
    • Awards
    • Benchmarking
    • Conference Program
    • Federal Advisory
    • Fellowship
    • Professional Development
    • Member Communications Taskforce
    • Publications Advisory Board

Benefit 3: World-Wide Peer Network

  • Online Membership Directory: Online access to colleagues around the world
  • Discussion Groups: Facing a dilemma and need answers fast? IPMANet allows you to send out your question and receive responses immediately.
  •  Social Networking

Benefit 4: Finest Publications Delivered

  • HR Bulletin: Email newsletter to help you keep current with news that affects your career
  • HR News: Monthly magazine featuring member contributions and other HR news
  • Public Personnel Management: Quarterly journal featuring in-depth analysis of HR policies and procedures
  • Online Member’s Area: Access to resources, tools, news, networking, legislative updates, discussion groups, and more

Benefit 5: Powerful Advocate in Washington

IPMA-HR is your voice in Washington, D.C. Our Government Affairs office:

  • Communicates with Congress on important legislation.
  • Files comments on the Fair Labor Standards Act, Medical Leave Act, and other workplace regulation.
  • Joins amicus curiae briefs—lets courts know where public-sector HR professionals stand on important judicial decisions.

Benefit 6: Job-posting Service

Want highly skilled applicants? Go to the IPMA-HR job-posting service. Hundreds of organizations do.

Benefit 7: Discounts

Exclusive discounts on IPMA-HR hiring and promotion exams for fire, police, correctional, dispatcher, and clerical positions.

Become a member of IPMA-HR and join thousands of your public sector colleagues and a community of members who all share a common interest...public human resources.

Become an IPMA-HR Member today