Join IPMA-HR

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

IPMA-HR offers an agency-level membership for organizations of varying sizes and four individual membership categories.

Learn more about the benefits of joining IPMA-HR.

Agency Membership

All agencies conducting public HR functions, both in the U.S. and internationally, are eligible for membership in this category. Independent consulting groups, for-profit and private sector companies can also seek membership under this category. Dues are based on the number of staff in your HR department.

Agency

  • U.S. Agencies – Federal, state, or local level, special district, or school district in the United States. Dues depend on the number of covered staff.
  • Associates – Independent consulting groups or other for-profit, private sector companies. Dues depend on the number of covered staff.

Individual Membership

Individuals currently working in the HR field, unemployed but looking for HR work or retired from the industry, are eligible to seek membership in this category.

Individual Membership

  • Individuals – Individuals employed in public sector HR by an agency or currently unemployed and looking for work in the field.
  • Consultants – Individuals employed by independent consulting groups or other for-profit or private sector companies. 

Entry-Level Professional

This special membership is designed for new government HR professionals in their first two years of working in the field. Entry-level Professional members do not receive printed publications, but will have access to publications online. After two years, Entry-Level Professionals will renew at the Individual rate.

Emeritus

All individuals fully retired from personnel work or are no longer employed or acting as consultants.

Student

Any full-time graduate or undergraduate student, or any person participating in a formal public service internship sponsored by a recognized academic institution is eligible for membership in this category. Please provide a copy of your student ID or most recent transcripts with your membership application. Student memberships will renew at the student rate for up to 5 times before transitioning into an Individual membership.