Calling all IPMA HR MCC Members and Friends! Come spend some time together at our
Charity Happy Hour. This year, as part of our chapter's charity mission, we will be sponsoring a
family from Stepping Stones. This family has four girls who would each like an American Girl doll
for the Holidays. We would love to raise money by having a charity raffle. All proceeds earned by
the raffle will be collected to purchase these dolls. Best news yet for you! Each raffle ticket will be
entered for a chance to win one of three amazing baskets. (Total Wine Baskets are valued
between $40 - 70 and a "mystery" basket valued at $50. Feeling extra charitable this year?
We would love to put together a small basket for the family from a list that was provided by
Stepping Stones. Please reach out to Rhonda Edwards ( on how you
can help build their family basket and truly make this holiday season bright!

 Please help us welcome our newest

IPMA-HR Montgomery County Chapter members!!

Marta Bohorquez
Monteh Conteh
Fred Crawford
Sandra Crowe
Rhonda Edwards
Rob Grant
Darla Hayes
Marjorie Maple
Marva Razavi
William Reid
Cheryl Stevens
Tommy Thompson
Lisa Warner
Larry Weston
Jody Young

 The IPMA-HR MCC supports the disaster relief efforts

of the American Red Cross.

"No one else does this: not the government, not other charities.
From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters,
the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed,
so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most."
American Red Cross


*If you would like to donate to disaster relief efforts through the American Red Cross, please click here.


  *See Chapter Events for details regarding upcoming programs and events.

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Starting the Workforce Analytics Journey by IBM
"Five years ago in a Harvard Business Review article on how companies leveraged 
HR analytics for competitive advantage, my co-authors and I found only a small handful 
of companies to interview. Today, life is very different. Interest in analytics and storytelling
through data in HR is booming. But, HR as a whole is still learning how to set up an effective
analytics function. That is why I welcome thisreport. The first 100 days of any effort
is critical to success. Analytics is no different."
IBM Corporation


Boosting Employee Engagement to Boost Trust in Government
by Robert Lavigna
"...When I speak to groups about why government agencies and jurisdictions should measure
and improve employee engagement, I always hit at the “why it matters” question very hard.
That is, why should government focus on measuring and improving engagement?..."
Robert Lavigna


The MD-715 Barrier Analysis Process: The Answer To Organizational Success
by Golden Key Group
"...Let's start with the root cause analysis. This is just another term used to describe conducting a
thorough qualitative and quantitative organizational assessment. Diversity and inclusion should be
 approached the same manner as you would approach any other challenge you'd find in
 your organization..."
Golden Key Group (GKG)


Fast Take on Talent Innovation: Performance Management by PwC
 "...Conventional performance management has been linked to high levels of attrition,
low productivity and significant problems with collaboration1. And it’s far from an organizational
fan favorite. Most leaders are dissatisfied with their current performance management experience..."
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
A Different Approach To Improve Your Work Culture by Stewart Liff
"...The typical approach is to develop the organization’s supervisors with the
expectation/hope that if they are better trained, somehow morale will improve. In fact,
U.S. organizations spend over $160 billion on employee development, with the largest
percentage being spent on supervisory training. Yet each year, we tend to see relatively
little improvement in employee satisfaction scores for either government employees or
employees in general..."
Stewart Liff
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Message from the President . . . .

"...This year’s theme of “Giving Back to our Community” will create hope for those in our community who can benefit from what our organization provides. By adopting those in need we are able to not only provide them with basic necessities, but we can also show them what our organization can provide through teaching and mentoring..."

-Lori Thompson, Chapter President


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Topic of Interest

IPMA-HR Releases New HR2020 Report

"...The HR2020 framework contains the critical elements required to help HR professionals bring the future into focus. The framework does not specifically address the technical expertise of the HR profession; rather, the framework is intended to sit on the foundation of that body of knowledge. The framework creates a roadmap of how to build on technical knowledge to create a transformative roadmap and achieve organizational success..."

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Getting the Right People: How to Recruit and Retain Qualified Staff

by Neil Reichenberg

"Recruiting and retaining qualified staff remains the most important workforce issue for the second consecutive year, according to the findings of the 2016 Workforce Trends survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence. The survey, which is based on survey responses from the members of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), also found that jobs in finance are among those that state and local governments have the most difficult time filling..."

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