Public Sector HR Association welcomes individuals currently employed in public sector agency human resources, as well as those seeking employment in public sector HR.

As a full member of PSHRA, you will be part of a vital and growing international community dedicated to practices and challenges specific to the public sector. You will interact with like-minded practitioners and access unique benefits to help you advance in your career and serve the public sector workforce.

Dues: $175/year

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PSHRA welcomes individuals who have fully retired from positions in public sector agency HR.

You can continue to participate in PSHRA activities, access PSHRA resources, and contribute your experience and perspective to the community. Your knowledge of the public sector will benefit active colleagues and make our field richer.

Dues: $95/year


PSHRA welcomes full-time graduate or undergraduate students or public sector HR interns sponsored by a recognized academic institution.

There is no better way to experience the public sector HR field and learn about career opportunities after you finish your studies. You will make an early entry into the community of public sector HR professionals and benefit from the many resources available to you as a student member.

Students can renew up to five times before converting to the individual category. Students must supply a copy of a student ID or most recent transcript with the membership application.

Dues: $45/year

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PSHRA Chapters

PSHRA encourages members in any category to also join their local PSHRA chapter. Participation in a chapter adds significant value to the PSHRA experience by connecting you with other practitioners in your city or region.

Chapter dues vary

Benefits of Membership

Individual, Emeritus, and Student members of PSHRA receive valuable benefits and discounts as part of their individual memberships.


  • Subscription to Of Public Interest, PSHRA’s weekly newsletter
  • 6 online issues of PSHRA News Magazine
  • Access to PSHRA’s Online Membership Directory
  • Access to Members-Only Website Content


  • Discounted member rates for the PSHRA Annual Conference
  • Discounted member rates for Professional Development Courses
  • Online Webinars


  • Discounted member rates for PSHRA Certification (IPMA-SCP and IPMA-CP)


  • Sample HR policies
  • Benchmarking surveys
  • Case studies and best practices
  • $100 off Job Postings
  • 5% off Public Safety Tests (for those employed in eligible agencies)


  • Online Community Forum