State Membership Benefits

State membership is open to each U.S. state and territorial government.  All HR professionals across dues-paying state and territorial governments are welcome to utilize NASPE services and be included on the mailing list for NASPE events.  However, only senior-level professionals such as directors and deputy directors typically in the state's central HR department, are listed on the official member roster.  State membership dues are paid annually for a membership year of July 1 - June 30.

  • Member Roster and Contact Information for state human resource departments, including a list of subject matter experts across the country.
  • Listservs and On-line Discussion Forums to utilize for quick member surveys and information.

  • NASPE is recognized as a resource to other national organizations (and states), and by utilizing the resources developed by our Workforce Issues Working Group, our members can speak on workforce issues or other requested topics. Additionally, members are able to customize the presentation materials to address the specific needs of the group to whom they are speaking. Click here for our members-only resources.

  • Research and Publications: Access to research and publications include annual survey data of state government human resources employee demographics, average salaries and benefits, and retirement eligibility. In addition, reports and tools on HR metrics, the aging state government workforce, and employee health care benefits administration are also available

  • New Member Guide

  • Meetings & Conferences: NASPE conducts two conferences each year. The Mid-Year Meeting, typically held in late January in Washington, D.C., is an opportunity for State HR Directors and Deputy Directors to discuss the top issues of the day in a round-table format. The Annual Meeting, typically held in mid-July, offers an opportunity for all state government human resource professionals to hear from top-notch speakers on trends in public sector HR management. NASPE members attend these events at a reduced, member registration fee.

  • State Employee Recognition Day: Each year, NASPE sponsors State Employee Recognition Day on the first Wednesday in May. NASPE provides members with a guide to plan for State Employee Recognition Day and an opportunity for states to share ideas on cost-effective recognition activities.

  • Mentoring: NASPE's veteran members are always willing to help newly-appointed state HR Directors adjust to their roles. NASPE's mentoring program pairs experienced state personnel directors with newly appointed ones.