TN Personnel Management Association

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Upcoming Dates and Events

October 15, 2021 - TPMA Membership Meeting - Virtual

November 2021 - TPMA West TN HR Forum - Virtual

December 2021 - TPMA Middle TN HR Forum - Virtual

                       Welcome to the Tennessee Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), better known as  the Tennessee Personnel Management Association (TPMA) . Any person working in a professional capacity in local government or a quasi‑governmental agency is eligible for membership.  This includes city, county and state governments, school boards, public hospitals, public utilities, elected officials, and other persons interested in public human resource administration. Student membership is available to full-time graduate or undergraduate students, or any person participating in a formal public service internship program sponsored by a recognized academic institution.  Five key objectives drive our association in serving our members:

  1. to provide a forum for individuals engaged in public human resource administration to discuss their current problems;
  2. implement the objectives and programs of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources within the State of Tennessee;
  3. provide educational opportunities for the membership to further the objectives of the Chapter in the form or conferences, seminars and regional meetings;
  4. encourage and facilitate cooperative action among public jurisdictions and private employees within the state on human resource problems of mutual concern; and
  5. explain and interpret the objectives and methods of human resource administration to the general public, civic groups, government officials and employees.
  6. Our association is governed by a volunteer board of nine directors who represent all three grand divisions of the State. To connect with the board member closest to your area, click here

The board travels across the State to engage with the members, holding quarterly membership meetings in each of the three grand divisions, and rotating the annual conference among those divisions. We also host networking forums across the State, typically held during the lunch hour, to provide additional opportunities for networking, and exchanging information and best practices.

We encourage you to join TPMA and engage with other public sector human resource professionals in your area and across the State.

Learn About IPMA-HR Membership:

Visit us at: www.tnipma.org

The TN Chapter of IPMA-HR is an affiliate of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), a nonprofit and educational organization, committed to the advancement of the public sector by providing HR professionals with key educational and training opportunities, valuable resources and assessments products, and effective advocacy at every level of government. IPMA-HR represents more than 9,000 individuals and 1,100 agencies at the local, state and federal levels of government worldwide. IPMA-HR is comprised of four U.S. regions and more than 42 affiliate chapters that operate independently and provide members with professional resources and events and career advancement opportunities. 

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TPMA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits  (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification activities.

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