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  • 26 Apr 2022 9:07 AM | Anonymous

  • 19 Apr 2022 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    Join us for the next IPAC Student and Early Career Learning Series Event: 

    When Validation Goes Wrong....There Must be 50 Ways to Lose your Test 

    Dr. Richard Tonowski, Chief Psychologist, EEOC (Retired)

    May 10 at 12:00 pm ET

    The IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series is excited to present When Validation Goes Wrong...There Must Be 50 Ways to Lose Your Test, facilitated by Dr. Richard Tonowski. This program will be featured virtually on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

    This event is geared towards students and early career professionals but is open to ALL! Members and non-members at any point in their career are welcome to join. Register today!

    Contact info@ipacweb.org with questions. We hope that you will join us!

  • 12 Apr 2022 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    The Innovations in Assessment Award recognizes a person or team for the development and application of an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies, or cost savings. Individuals or teams in the personnel assessment field who have developed and applied an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure - within both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations - in recent years are eligible for nomination. Additionally, self nominations are allowed.

    The Innovations in Assessment Award is presented annually at the IPAC Annual Conference. The winner receives an engraved plaque to commemorate the accomplishment, the opportunity to present a paper about the innovation at the Conference, and a waiver of the conference registration fees for one person. In addition, award recipient(s) will be invited to share their innovation with the IPAC membership.

    Submit by May 27, 2022

  • 05 Apr 2022 4:53 PM | Anonymous

    Discounted conference registration is available to IPAC members, and early-bird pricing is now available through May 22, 2022! Full conference pricing is available on our website.

  • 09 Mar 2022 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    Join us on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 1pm (CST) for the first IPAC ACN Roundtable virtual event! During COVID: A Conversation on its Impact on Test Administration and Assessments, three speakers will discuss the impact COVID has had on their respective organization's testing administration and assessment processes during the pandemic and how processes will be changed post-pandemic. Following the short presentations, there will be a discussion amongst the presenters and audience members to include time for questions and answers.

    The panel presenters include:

    • Marty Alber, PhD, Test Administration and Assessment Coordinator, Personnel Board of Jefferson County;
    • Jordan Robbins, PhD, Branch Chief, Workforce Development Branch Personnel Research and Assessment Division Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Human Resource Management U.S. Customs and Border; and
    • Laura Fields, PhD, Senior Director, TA Operations & Assessment, Charter Communications.

    This event will occur on March 10 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central. This is a FREE event for IPAC members only.

    Register Now

  • 02 Mar 2022 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    The James C. Johnson Student Paper Competition is designed to recognize high-quality research conducted by students on topics related to personnel management. The winner of the competition is invited to present his or her paper at the 2022 IPAC Conference in San Diego July 17-20.

    Graduate, undergraduate, and former students are invited to submit research papers to be judged on the basis of their contribution to the field. The winner will receive up to $600 in conference related travel expenses, free conference registration, a one-year membership in IPAC, and recognition in the IPAC newsletter.

    Visit the IPAC awards page for more details around submitting your research.

    Register Here

  • 24 Feb 2022 1:51 PM | Jill Miller (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference is open!

    Check out full conference information at the below link.

    We will announce our full speaker lineup in the coming months - stay tuned!

    2022 Annual Conference Information

  • 01 Feb 2022 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Nancy T. Tippins, 2021 Stephen E. Bemis Award Recipient

    Do you know a personnel management practitioner who emulates the qualities of Stephen E. Bemis? 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.

    Read nomination details here and send a nomination to Dennis Joiner at joinerda@pacbell.net by March 15, 2022.

    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 of the following attributes:

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

    2. A professional who has made an impact in the field by their practical contribution(s) that has either resulted in an improved or new procedure; and

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

    If you're interested in nominating someone, please review the below criteria and contact Dennis Joiner with questions.

    Award Information and Recommendation Process

  • 03 Dec 2021 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce that IPAC is accepting speaking proposals for the 2022 IPAC Conference! The Call for Proposals is now open and we will be accepting submissions through February 6, 2022!

    The conference will provide in-person experiences for HR and I-O professionals to network, learn, and present. Session formats include symposia, panel discussions, debates, roundtables, tutorials, paper presentations, and student posters. Please submit the great work you are doing!

    Conference registration details will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you during the 2022 IPAC Annual Conference, July 17-20 in San Diego! Click here to book your room at the conference hotel!

    Submit a Speaking Proposal 

    If you have questions about submitting a proposal, please contact the Conference Program Committee at program@ipacweb.org  


    Shannon Kobus

    2022 IPAC Annual Conference Planning Committee Chair

  • 24 Nov 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    We invite you to join us for the 2021 GLEAN Annual Meeting! This event will be held on Friday, December 10 via Zoom.

    We will be appointing our two new officers who will take on their new roles this January, and also discuss our programming plans for 2022, including our January 2022 event! 

    Access information will be provided upon registration.

    Given the virtual nature of the event, you do not need to be in the Great Lakes area to attend this event - all are welcome! 

    Contact Stef Urian with questions.

    Register here.

    We hope that you will join us!

    Best Regards,


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