Member Benefits

Membership has its advantages. NPELRA is a premier organization of state and regional affiliates with over 2,500 public sector professionals employed by federal, state and local governments, schools and special districts. Day after day, all year long, your membership yields an exceptional “return on investment” that is measured in both tangible and intangible benefits. This return on investment makes membership one of the most cost-effective decisions you can make for yourself and your agency.  Click here to JOIN NPELRA.


Professional Development:


Since 1971 NPELRA has been a leader in furthering the professional development of its members.  Whatever your educational needs, NPELRA has something for you.


Annual Training Conference – (55% member discount).  Attend the best training available for public sector Labor Relations & Human Resources professionals with over 30 program sessions; in addition the conference provides credit hours for CLE and HRCI recertification.  Interact with colleagues representing public sector labor relations professionals from across the country.


Labor Relations Academy– (33% member discount).  Obtain certification as a Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®) with our academy curriculum.  Elective academies are also available.


Webinars – (38% member discount).  Web based interactive training; 90-minute sessions with nationally recognized speakers.  Train one or many for the same price.


Online Training - (30% discount).  Individual annual subscription to access over 15 online courses.  Click here for more info.


Preferred Providers - Member-Only Discounts:


The collective strength of NPELRA members creates opportunities for you to save through our discount programs with:

Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.


NPELRA has a partnership with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., a national leading employee benefits firm.  Their expertise in employee benefit programs, cooperative purchasing, human resources and retirement services will provide our members with additional tools, resources and discounts as a member of NPELRA.  NPELRA Member Benefits and Discounts:  Employee benefit related technical publications; Webinars on various benefit programs, human resources and regulatory topics; Development of purchasing cooperatives on health, prescription drugs, life, disability, etc.; 10% reduction on first year consulting fees; Expert speakers for your state’s conferences or meetings; and A GBS dedicated NPELRA members-only phone number and email address.  For more information, click here.


NEW BENEFIT:  the National Life and Disability Consortium.  Click here for additional information.

IO Solutions:  The Public Safety Selection Specialists TM

I/O Solutions is a human resources consulting firm that specializes in personnel selection.  They develop, validate and implement entry-level and promotional tests and assessments.  They provide an array of tailored consulting services and off-the-shelf examination options.  A majority of their work is performed in the public safety industry.  They are providing members with a discount on their products and services.  Click here for additional information.


Strategic Government Resources (SGR) 


Online training subscription - a cost effective, efficient way to train your staff. NPELRA’s partnership with SGR provides an individual annual subscription to a variety of online courses that focus on labor relations and human resources topics. Instant access from any PC, interactive and secure. Enhance both the quality and quantity of professional development on your own schedule.  For more info, click here.


Intangible Benefits:


Advocacy & Lobbying – NPELRA advocates on its own or in conjunction with other groups positions consistent with the principle of local control of the relationship between public employers and their employees.  We believe that local control leads to the most efficient utilization of Labor Relation and Human Resources.


Networking – Membership connects you with over 2,500 colleagues across the United States in public sector labor relations and human resources and can be a valuable tool to your professional career.


Additional Member Discounts:

Arbitrator Biographies – (37 ½ % member discount).  NPELRA is ready to assist you by providing critical information about prospective arbitrators including a biographical sketch, educational background, industry experience and case history.  It will also provide information on fees and a statistical breakdown on the rulings of the arbitrator with how many decisions favored management and how many favored the union.
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Career Center– (60% member discount).  The Career Center is a powerful resource for job seekers and employers. It was built especially for Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals in the public sector. Whether you are a professional looking for a new challenge or an employer seeking candidates, visit the online career center at Job seekers may search the job listings and build an electronic resume for free. The Career Center gives agencies looking to recruit an employee an easy way to post an advertisement, which will also be included in the NPELRA monthly e-newsletter.


Publications and Educational Resources:

Connections – The outstanding monthly e-newsletter, your connection to national, regional and local developments. 

Resource Library – Free access to an extensive collection of documents that cover a full range of operating policies and practices.  Sample documents, agreements, forms, employee benefits, and policy manuals.


Publications (books)– (up to 35% discount)  Supplement your education by using outstanding printed resources, to help you manage your day-to-day operations.  Currently available:  The Fair Labor Standards Act:  A Public Sector Compliance Guide.



Website - Member-Only Access:


Archived newsletters (Connections).

Contract Language Database.

Discussion Forums.


Legislative & Legal Issues – Access to up-to-date legislative and legal issues.

Membership Directory – Online membership directory gives you access to over 3,000 colleagues contact information across the country.

Resource Library.

Speakers Bureau.





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