Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

Welcome to NCCIPMA-HR's new website!

All of us at NCCIPMA-HR would like to take a moment to congratulate Christopher K. Boucher for receiving the Muriel M. Morse Achievement Award at the Western Region IPMA Conference in San Diego this past week.

The Muriel M. Morse Achievement Award is presented to a member of our organization who exemplifies the positive attributes that made Muriel Morse a memorable individual. Among her many leadership positions, Muriel was President of both Western Region and IPMA-HR. She retired from the City of Los Angeles as the General Manager, Personnel Department and continued her career as an adjunct professor with the University of Southern California. Muriel played an important role in the development of excellence in the City’s Personnel Department, but more so in the development of the Personnel Department staff. She was both a role model and a mentor, and she relished both roles. She was extremely committed to the profession, professional organizations and the values they bring to the workplace. She encouraged her staff and students to participate and grow within these organizations. 


IPMA-SCP Class Participants 

NCCIPMA-HR would like to congratulate the 2016 IPMA-SCP class participants for their participation in the 3-day training sessions to prepare them for their certification examination to earn their IPMA-SCP.  Congratulations!






NCCIPMA-HR is the Northern California Chapter of the International Public Management Association-Human Resources, a non-profit professional organization for public sector human resources professionals.

The purposes and objectives of IPMA-HR are:

    • to promote excellence through the ongoing development of professional and ethical standards and career development;

    • to enhance the image of human resource professionals by recognizing their contributions to the public service;
  • to foster fairness and equity by promoting application of merit principles and equal opportunity for all;
  • to encourage research and development in human resource management; and
  • to promote communication and sharing of information among human resources professionals.


NCCIPMA-HR serves the counties of San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Monterey. NCCIPMA-HR focuses on the professional development of public sector human resources practitioners at all levels, for specialists in every HR function and for the HR generalist. Services are provided through local workshops and seminars; the Chapter web site at; and NCCIPMA-HR Professional Development Workshops (PDW), a series of technical programs designed for the new HR professional.


NCCIPMA-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. Chapter members receive IPMA-HR affiliate benefits such as the weekly HR Bulletin and the IPMA-HR member rate for all professional development activities.

Address: NCCIPMA-HR, P.O. Box 2157 San Ramon, CA 94583


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