The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) is the first choice association for people professionals in public services.
We are a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. We play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues.
Why are we here?
Political and economic challenge and change continue to make unprecedented demands on our public service workforce.
From public sector policy reform and the austerity agenda’s impact on staff and services to the effect of the ‘consumer society’ on customer expectations of public services, the context for HR and OD practitioners is highly complex and unique.
The Public Services People Managers’ Association, PPMA, is the voice and association for Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals working within the public sector. This section provides greater information about our Vision, Values, Objectives and how we go about delivering them.
The PPMA will continuously strive to enhance, promote and raise the standards of people management and development within public services. The PPMA will provide a single voice to represent the views and interests of the Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development (OD) professions and will ensure that through membership of the Association that clear understanding about the requirement and benefits of an aligned and integrated approach to community, corporate and people strategies is embedded.
The PPMA prides itself on operating in accord with the following core values:
– We listen to all points of view
– We talk to all stakeholders involved in workforce related matters
– We activity promote the PPMA agenda
– We provoke each other and our organisations to really think about workforce challenges
The PPMA exists to:
a) Champion, enhance, improve and sustain high performing public services by enabling the delivery of effective and efficient people management and development, underpinned by knowledgeable, skilled and talented HR/OD practitioners working at all levels of public service.
b) Defining, promoting and delivering the highest professional standards and conduct amongst those engaged in people management and development within public services by working in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and other relevant professional institutions.
c) Leading, influencing, informing and challenging national and European policy and legislation in respect of employment and workforce matters on behalf of the HR and OD professions. Working in collaboration with relevant organisations such as the CIPD and the Local Government Association, the PPMA also works positively and proactively with other leading public sector bodies. Additionally, the Association works with a range of other key organisations including the Trades Union Congress and individual trades unions, Central Government Departments and a broad range of other professional bodies and societies.
d) Raise the profile, importance and understanding of the need for the highest possible standards in people management and development within public services at local, regional, national and international levels by developing and delivering relevant and timely research, policy statements, conferences, seminars, products and services.
e) Enhance the profile of people management and development within public services by proactively engaging with the media and by maximising the use of effective communication channels, both within the Association and externally.
f) Ensure that informed debate and discussion takes place in respect of the people management implications arising from public sector spending and efficiency reviews as well as proposed public sector reforms and reorganisation.
g) Promote and support the embedding of equality and diversity in the design of public sector policies, the delivery of public services and the employment, learning and training opportunities offered by the public sector workforce.
h) Create, increase and encourage opportunities for involving members of the Association through Regional and National networks, working groups and project teams formed or contributed to by the Association.