Welcome to the Texas Chapter of IPMA-HR. The strength of our chapter comes from the active participation and inclusion of our members. By participating in chapter activities, committees or boards, you are provided the opportunity to experience professional growth and expand their network of contacts in the field of Human Resources. As an active Chapter member, you will be exposed to new ideas and innovations in the field of human resources management and will be better prepared to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing profession. You will participate in a variety of professional and social events with colleagues from across the State and at all levels of government.

TX IPMA-HR is the leading resource for the public sector HR community in Texas. Members are part of a welcoming, supportive community that nurtures individual development and fosters a deeper connection to the public sector HR profession. It is this network that sets TX IPMA-HR members apart from other local HR associations and creates a support system for a career and a lifetime. Members have an opportunity to grow their network of like-minded professionals by becoming involved in annual conference programming, regularly scheduled workshops, seminars, webinars and discussion groups. Members gain crucial leadership experience, make valuable connections, and build ties with colleagues around Texas (local level) and beyond (national level).

TX IPMA-HR and its members help promote the public sector HR community through its broad agenda with opportunities such as legislation and policy updates, certification opportunities, liaison activities, vendor resources and connections, student learning, awards programs, employment and career services, etc. These promotional opportunities ensure that our public sector HR roles are understood, valued, and protected by other stakeholders. Additionally, its members expand their knowledge and, ultimately, enhance the quality of HR service delivered to their organizations and communities.

Not only does your membership open up doors for education and networking opportunities, it also connects you with the thousands of IPMA-HR members throughout the world. IPMA-HR, the preeminent professional organization in the field, delivers the highest quality knowledge, products, and services. Serving over 10,000 public sector human resources professionals since 1906, IPMA-HR is your resource for comprehensive and timely HR industry news, jobs, policies, resources, education, and professional development opportunities. IPMA-HR offers many opportunities to speak, to lead, and to publish in the field along with professional development opportunities, both virtual and face-to-face, through annual conferences, e-learning seminars/webinars, workshops, white papers, certification training, etc.

Membership provides valuable exposure for individual members and appropriate recognition for their respective organizations. Members have access to a wide array of benefits that increase their knowledge and expertise while building a network of peers necessary to support a successful career in the field. Become part of the preeminent public sector HR organization today!



Membership in the Chapter shall be open to any person in the State of Texas who is responsible for the provision of services related to human resources management in Texas for public entities such as cities, counties, state agencies, and special authorities/districts. Active members shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of the Chapter including eligibility to vote and hold office.

Associate members shall be persons or groups interested in contributing to the Chapter who have attained a position in a field of specialization qualifying them to contribute to the advancement of professional knowledge in cooperation with the membership of the Chapter. This may include independent consulting groups or other third party vendors or for-profit, private sector agencies. Associate membership shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of the Association except chairing committees, holding offices and voting.

Affiliate members shall be any person who shall have been a member of the Chapter in good standing, and who shall have resigned, retired, or separated from his/her position with a public entity in Texas and is in a position which would not qualify him/her to retain any other membership classification. Affiliate membership shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of the Association except chairing committees, holding offices and voting.

Cooperating Member
Cooperating members shall be persons employed in human resources positions in the private sector, or persons who work for corporations or businesses that provide services for human resources functions. Cooperating members shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of the Chapter except chairing committees, holding offices and voting.

Student/Intern members shall be persons who are currently enrolled in a course of study related to human resources management at an accredited college or university in Texas and are not eligible for other categories of membership. Student/Intern members shall be entitled to all benefits of the Association except chairing committees, holding offices, and voting.

Emeritus members shall be persons who have separated from active employment in public sector while an active member in good standing of IPMR HR Texas and who have contributed positively to the Chapter. Emeritus memberships shall be granted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.