We offer resources specific to your job in public sector human resources.
We offer professional development opportunities specific for you.
We offer members special prices for OPHRA seminars and conferences.
We offer professional exposure and networking opportunities.
We have the ability to connect you with like-minded individuals.
We offer the opportunity to volunteer and become involved in a professional organization to help your professional development.
We have committees that meet your interests.
We offer leadership training and networking opportunities specific to your trade.
We offer national affiliation with the International Public Management Association-Human Resources (IPMA-HR).
We understand your public sector needs are different.
We offer awards and recognition for outstanding HR efforts.
We offer opportunity to attend state, regional, and national conferences.
We offer opportunity to hold office in state, regional, and national human resources organizations.
Annual Membership Dues
Individual – IPMA-HR member is $25.00; non member is $50
Student – IPMA-HR member is free; non member is $10
1 – 2 staff IPMA-HR member is $40; non member is $65
3 – 5 staff IPMA-HR member is $60; non member is $85
6 – 10 staff IPMA-HR member is $80; non member is $130
11+ staff IPMA-HR member is $110; non member is $160
Types of Memberships
A. Individual Membership is available to any person who is either an official or staff member engaged in HR-related work in a public sector entity solely on behalf of management, or engaged in teaching human resources administration as a faculty member of a college or university. Individual members are eligible to vote and/or hold office.
B. Student Membership is available to any full-time graduate or undergraduate student, or any person participating in a formal public service internship sponsored by a recognized academic institution. Student members are not eligible to vote or hold office.
C. Affiliate/Sponsor Membership is available to any other person interested in improving HR management and not eligible for individual membership. Members must be involved in working solely for management pursuits related to the fields of HR or employee/labor relations. Affiliate/Sponsor members are not eligible to vote or hold office.
D. Organizational Membership is available for a specified number of participants employed by a public entity. For an individual to be considered an OPHRA member by way of an organizational membership, he or she must be named by the organization as a participant. Such members are eligible to vote and/or hold office.