Message from the President

Dear Members and Visitors,

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workplace—including human resources policies and practices—has changed markedly and in ways that are likely longstanding. Even in these unprecedented times, I am excited to be the 2020-2021 President of the Albany-Capital Region Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR).

The hallmark of IPMA-HR are the training programs and networking opportunities that we offer. The Program Committee and Board members have worked diligently to develop a program calendar responsive to the various ways that the practice of human resources has changed.  We are confident that you will find this year’s program calendar delivers excellent speakers and training that is relevant to the work being done by public sector HR professionals every day.  It is our hope that these programs will allow us all to reflect upon this fast-paced change and share best practices and innovations.

Our program calendar has adapted to the social distancing requirements necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. All programs will be virtual until it is safe to consider in-person programs.

The 2020-2021 program year begins on September 18, 2020 with a joint IPMH-HR/New York State Personnel Council WebEx panel discussion entitled, “How our work has changed: Reasonable Accommodations, FFCRA, EFML, Pre-Screening Requirements, Quarantine Leave and Remote Interviewing during the Covid-19 pandemic.” I hope you can join us for this training. Whether you are a member or not, everyone is welcome to join us for this program.

IPMA-HR is one of the leading public sector human resource organizations in the world. The Albany-Capital Region Chapter Board members strive to continually meet the standards of the national and international levels by providing training opportunities with current, relevant programs that will assist you in succeeding in your professional human resources careers.

I encourage you to complete the Albany-Capital Region IPMA-HR Chapter membership registration form and become a member. Click on the membership tab in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Membership comes with many benefits.

Membership dues are $55.00 and benefits include:

  • Attendance at regularly held Chapter Programs on HR issues
    • Priority seating over non-members
    • Ability to attend Members-Only Programs
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Industry Updates
    • Recognition/Awards
    • Affiliated membership in IPMA-HR International
    • Scholarship opportunities for Eastern Region Conferences
    • Weekly IPMA-HR International emails with latest trends and topics related to public sector HR

If you to become a member, attend programs, network and get involved with the Chapter, you will meet new people and learn about issues that will benefit you and others at your agency.

I look forward to “seeing” you virtually at our kickoff program on the 18th and I truly look forward to when we can see each other in person and speak at one of our programs.

Daniel Ragone, IPMA-SCP

President of the Albany-Capital Region IPMA-HR

Photo from the IPMA-HR Eastern Region Training Conference in Baltimore, MD

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