An Association with a Strong Purpose

We are the premier non-profit organization for public-sector Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals. National PELRA is comprised of 22 affiliated State PELRAs with over 2,400 members from around the country.

National PELRA - An Organization on a Mission!

The National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (National PELRA) provides professional development, networking, and advocacy services to Labor Relations and Human Resource professionals, so that public sector employers may deliver the most efficient and effective services to citizens and taxpayers.

National PELRA is the premier organization for public-sector Labor Relations (LR) and Human Resource (HR) professionals. National PELRA is a network of state and regional affiliates with over 2,400 HR and LR members around the country. The public sector agencies represented in National PELRA employ more than four million workers in special districts, federal, state, local governments.

National PELRA Provides Valuable Resources

National PELRA provides high-quality, progressive Labor Relations and Human Resources training and advocacy that balances the needs of management and the public interest. Our offerings also create networking opportunities for LR/HR professionals in both affiliated and non-affiliated states throughout the country. Learn more about National PELRA membership.

Mission: To provide professional support to public sector labor relations practitioners, foster communication among members, promote innovative solutions and to provide a voice for public sector management and labor relations professionals.

History of NPELRA

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To learn about the history of NPELRA and view the past Board of Directors and Executive Directors, Annual Training Conferences, and NPELRA events, view the 50th Anniversary Presentation.