IPAC Updates

  • 14 Jan 2014 11:00 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014 Innovations in Assessment Award will be accepted starting April 14, 2014 through May 9 2014.  This award recognizes an individual or a work group for the development of an innovative personnel assessment tool, the use of an existing assessment tool in an innovative manner, or general innovations in assessment policies or procedures which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies, or cost savings.  You can nominate someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique.  Individuals and work teams are invited to nominate themselves as well.  

    The Innovations in Assessment Award will be presented at the upcoming IPAC Conference that will be held July 20-23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  The winner will receive an engraved plaque to commemorate the accomplishment, the opportunity to present a paper about the innovation at the IPAC conference, and a waiver of the conference registration fee for one person.  In addition, award recipient(s) will be invited to share their innovation with the IPAC membership in a future issue of the Assessment Council News publication.  Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2014 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available for download HERE.

    Nominations should be submitted by 5:00 pm EST May 9, 2014 and no earlier than April 14, 2014. For more information about the award, please e-mail Dr. Bobrow at

  • 23 Dec 2013 9:00 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that the 2014 IPAC Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Denver, Colorado on July 20-23, 2014.  Keep it tuned to to learn more about the conference in the New Year.  We look forward to seeing you in the mile high city!

    Call for Proposals

    The Call for Proposals for concurrent sessions at the 2014 IPAC Conference is open now through January 31, 2014.

    Click HERE to view the call for proposals.

    Click HERE to go directly to the submission form.


    Thank you.  Hope to see you in Denver!

    Kathlea Vaughn, 2014 IPAC Conference Chair

  • 23 Oct 2013 10:28 PM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    The October 2013 ACN is available (to IPAC members only).

  • 18 Oct 2013 3:08 PM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    On behalf of the IPAC Nominations/Bylaws Committee, it is my pleasure to invite all IPAC members to submit nominations for candidates to serve on the IPAC Board of Directors for the following two positions and terms: 

    - President-Elect 3-year term: President-Elect (2014), transitions to President (2015) and Past-President (2016)

    - Board Member 3 year term (2014 - 2016) 

    Please send me your nominations by October 31, 2013 to prepare for the November election.

    Thank you for your participation in this important process for identifying our future leaders for IPAC. 

    Michael Blair, President-Elect, IPAC

  • 31 Aug 2013 4:13 PM | Anonymous
    Presentations from our 2013 conference in Columbus, OH are now available in our members-only section.
  • 15 Jul 2013 7:38 AM | Anonymous

    The July 2013 ACN is available (to IPAC members only).

  • 09 Jul 2013 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The program for our upcoming 2013 conference is now available!

  • 07 May 2013 7:58 AM | Anonymous

    The May 2013 ACN is available (to IPAC members only).

  • 17 Apr 2013 8:32 AM | Anonymous

    Our 2013 pre-conference workshops have been pre-approved for HR Certification Institute credit (see each workshop description for specific credit).

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  • 13 Mar 2013 10:56 PM | Anonymous

    As a sponsoring organization, each year IPAC submits a nomination to the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award Selection Committee for consideration. The IPAC Board would like your recommendations for who they should nominate this year.

    The Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award is jointly sponsored by many of the nation’s major assessment and testing associations. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor an outstanding individual who demonstrates the qualities of Stephen Bemis. Attached are the criteria for the award. Also included in the attachment is a list of past recipients of the award. Last year the award was presented to Rod Freudenberg at the IPAC conference in Las Vegas. This year the award will be presented at the IPAC conference in Columbus, Ohio July 22-24, 2013.

    At this point we are not asking for a complete nomination packet. Rather, we are asking you as a member to recommend an individual who demonstrates all three of the following attributes:

    1. An accomplished personnel measurement practitioner who is recognized for his/her on-going commitment to the principles of merit and fairness;

    2. A professional who has made an impact in the field by his/her practical contributions(s) that have either resulted in an improved or new procedure; and

    3. A concerned individual who is recognized for his/her commitment to assisting fellow practitioners, being available to them, and freely calling on them.

    For now, the equivalent of a standard page or two describing how the person you recommend for nomination meets the criteria above (specified in more detail in this document) would be sufficient. If selected as the IPAC Nominee for the Bemis Award, a two to four page nomination packet will be prepared and submitted to the Bemis Award Selection Committee during the month of April.

    Recommendations for IPAC’s Bemis Award nomination need to be sent to me at by Friday, March 29, 2013. I will then submit all recommendations I receive to the IPAC Board for a decision at their board meeting the first week of April.

    There are many human resource professionals who are doing great work for our profession and who are emulating the characteristics of Steve Bemis summarized above. I encourage you to give some thought to this and help us identify at least one worthy individual to nominate. The IPAC Nominee does not need to be an IPAC member.

    Please review the nomination criteria and if you have any questions, contact me at (916) 967-7795 or via e-mail:

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Dennis Joiner
    IPAC Bemis Award Committee Chair

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