Clearing the Smoke: Marijuana and Virginia’s Public Sector Workplace

A Virtual Seminar

Since July 1, 2021, and the legalization of recreational marijuana in Virginia, localities and public agencies have raised numerous questions about their policies for a drug free workplace.  HR leaders will benefit from this presentation presented by Sands Anderson attorneys Faith Alejandro and Patrick Callahan, who will review the changing legal landscape for marijuana and cannabis oil, and best practices for the workplace including background checks, drug testing, accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employee privacy concerns, collective bargaining, and more!

Registration is FREE for IPMA-VA Members and only $20.00 for non-members.

IPMA-HR Virginia Chapter Leadership Retreat

Virginia Beach Westin – October 17-19, 2021

The IPMA-HR Virginia Chapter is pleased to present our 2021 Leadership Retreat, which will be held in Virginia Beach.

The Leadership Retreat provides attendees with high-level, strategic content, with plenty of networking opportunities. HR Directors and Senior Managers are invited to join peers to explore hot topics and trends in the public sector.

We are excited to open the Retreat with keynote presentation by Doug Brown of Paradigm Associates. The Retreat will focus on high-level topics, including Mental Health, Innovative Compensation & Benefit Strategies, Transformational HR, and Building Organizational Partnerships. Wrapping up the Retreat will be a legal update by Karen Michael followed by a round table discussion.

The Retreat will be held October 17-19 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. Rates are $129 per night with free parking. This rate is good through September 17th. Attendees may reserve their hotel stay online at: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1624371171708&key=GRP&app=resvlink 

You may also contact the hotel directly to make your reservation at 1-800-937-8461.

Join or Renew Membership in IPMA-VA

If you are a public sector human resource professional in Virginia, we invite you to join or renew your membership in the International Public
Management Association for Human Resources, Virginia Chapter (IPMA-VA).

The IPMA-VA Executive Board recently approved the membership rates for FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021):

IPMA-VA Individual Membership – $50.00
Organizational Membership Levels:
• $125.00 for up to three (3) members;
• $200.00 for up to five (5) members;
• $320.00 for up to eight (8) members;
• $400.00 for up to ten (10) members;
• $600.00 for up to fifteen (15) members;
• Individual memberships travel with the member. Organizational memberships remain with the organization
• Join or renew now and you will be an active member through June 30, 2021.

The Value of an IPMA-VA Membership

  • Six-time winner of the Dayna Petete Outstanding Southern Region Chapter award.
  • Regional seminars at no cost to members
  • Reduced rate for annual IPMA-VA Spring Conference
  • Access to IPMA-HR (the International Association) e-newsletters, e-mails, reduced fees for training and conferences and IPMA-CP Certification
  • Networking opportunities with other public sector HR professionals and professional development opportunities
  • Timely and relevant information used to make competent decisions for you and your organization
  • IPMA-VA is large enough to serve its members with outstanding developmental resources, like inspiring speakers and subject-matter experts
  • Nimble enough to respond to the needs of public-sector HR professionals
  • Valuable information that decision makers in counties, cities, towns, regional and state agencies use in setting their strategic direction
  • Bottom line is all about value. Members receive a wealth of resources throughout the year that greatly exceed the cost of membership
  • IPMA-VA gives back to the public-sector HR community through developmental, strategic learning, and networking opportunities
  • For additional information contact Marissa Keagy, Administrator

Six-time winner of the Dayna Petete Outstanding

Southern Region Chapter award

Six-time winner of the Dayna Petete Outstanding

Southern Region Chapter award