Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

Proud Recipient of the 2017 IPMA-HR Chapter Award for Excellence and
2017 WRIPMA-HR Outstanding Chapter Award


  • 03/05/2017 3:11 PM | Christopher Boucher (Administrator)

    NCCIPMA-HR is pleased to report that its 2017 Annual Chapter Conference was a tremendous success! With a record-breaking attendance of 250 public sector HR professionals and affiliates, the 2017 Conference offered a total of six plenary sessions and 15 concurrent sessions over the course of two days, including our Chapter's first Labor Relations Boot Camp on Negotiations. The "all inclusive" concept provided 5 extraordinary programs at 1 incredible price. Click here to access the official photos from the 2017 Conference.

    Missed out on this year's Conference? Save the date for the 2018 Annual Chapter Conference: March 1 and 2, 2018 in Sonoma Valley. See you next year!

  • 01/10/2017 12:19 PM | Christopher Boucher (Administrator)

    NCCIPMA-HR, in collaboration with Wiley Price & Radulovich LLP, is pleased to share the attached article outlining the impact of Proposition 64 (also known as the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act”) to the workplace. Click here to review the article and learn about:

    • Recreational Use of Marijuana
    • Medical Use of Marijuana
    • Employees Covered by DOT or in Safety-Sensitive Classifications
    • Federal Entities and Contractors
    • The Interactive Process Obligations under the ADA and FEHA
    • Marijuana Use or Conviction in the Recruitment and Selection Process
    • Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Procedures Updates
    • Potential Meet and Confer Obligations for Represented Employees
    • Employer Guidance & Practical Tips

    In addition, a two-page resource table is provided at the end of the article to cover regulations concerning recreational and medical marijuana use at the workplace. For additional questions or information, please contact the authors Monna Radulovich at and Christopher Boucher at

    Want to Learn More?

    Attend the 2017 NCCIPMA-HR Annual Chapter Conference in Sonoma Valley, which features a Legal Update session on Marijuana in the Workplace on March 3, 2017. The session will be presented by attorney Kelly Tuffo from Liebert Cassidy and Rachel Shaw from Shaw HR Consulting. Please click here to access the conference website and agenda.

    Due to overwhelming interest, the $299 early-bird “all inclusive” registration rate for members has been extended to January 31, 2017. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enjoy five extraordinary programs (including our Chapter’s first one-day Labor Relations Boot Camp on Negotiations) at one low “all inclusive” price!

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    On behalf of the NCCIPMA-HR Board of Directors, our best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2017! 

  • 10/24/2016 7:56 AM | Christopher Boucher (Administrator)

    Pictured above (left to right): Joan Pugh Newman, Ian P. Fellerman, Suzanne Price, Monna R. Radulovich, Joseph E. Wiley; Not Pictured: Masa Shiohira

    NCCIPMA-HR proudly congratulates our partner, Wiley Price & Radulovich LLP, for celebrating 20 years of legal excellence and for its services to public sector human resources professionals throughout California. The NCCIPMA-HR Board of Directors recently congratulated the partners at Wiley Price & Radulovich LLP at its breakfast briefing featuring the topic of Unconscious Bias at Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar in Oakland, California on October 21, 2016.

  • 03/28/2016 3:04 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

    Between February and March 3, 2016, thirty-three (33) participants (pictured above) with trainers, Anil Comelo, IPMA-SCP (Director; City of Oakland) and Sonja Stanchina, IPMA-SCP (Supervisor; Contra Costa Water District) participated in the cutting-edge IPMA-HR "Developing Competencies for HR Success" training course in Oakland and Napa, California.

    The training combined lecture and participatory exercises covering the IPMA-HR Competency Model's four (4) roles: HR Expert, HR Leader, HR Business Partner, and HR Change Agent, plus the twenty (20) competencies needed in today's ever changing and challenging public sector workplace by human resources practitioners.  The course also afforded a unique opportunity for the participants to network and build lasting professional relationships. 

    We proudly congratulate the Class of 2016 and wish them well as they prepare for the highly-prestigious designation of IPMA-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) examination.



  • 03/28/2016 2:59 PM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the newly appointed Board of Directors. 


    Christopher Boucher


    Port of Oakland

    Selina Zapien

    Vice President

    Alameda County Water District

    Alisa Gordon


    City of Walnut Creek

    Irene Barragan Silipin


    City of Milpitas

    Ali Adams

    Board Member

    City of Hayward

    Gene Boucher

    Board Member

    City of Albany

    Farbod Pirouzmand

    Board Member

    Port of Oakland

    Sharon McNulty

    Board Member

    Contra Costa Water District

    Stacy Shell

    Board Member

    City of San Ramon

    Shawn Sherburne

    Board Member

    City and County of San Francisco

    Sonja Stanchina

    Board Member

    Contra Costa Water District


  • 03/28/2016 9:47 AM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

    The NCCIPMA-HR Agency Award for Excellence was established to recognize the overall quality, accomplishments, and contributions of member agency human resource programs that exceed expectations and go beyond the normal standards of a good government human resources program.

    Our Chapter proudly congratulates the cities of Fremont and Newark (for its multi-employer wellness challenge initiatives), the Port of Oakland (for its best practices in labor strategy and negotiations approach), and the San Francisco International Airport (for its change management, people management, employer branding, and developing future leader initiatives) as this year’s Agency Awards of Excellence recipients.

    The winner's were recognized at this years Annual Conference in Napa, CA. 


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