What is AAPPA-HR?

Alabama Association of Public Personnel Administrators is a non-profit organizations whose members work in state, county, municipal governments, public utilities and regional planning commissions.  Any person working in public sector HR is eligible for membership.

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Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the uncertainty of its continued spread in Alabama, all classes are being held in various formats. We have some classes being held in the classroom where safety precautions are being implemented including the requirement of masks during the classes. Several classes are being transferred to online formats and some classes will be held in a hybrid format (in classroom and online). If you need further information about a class scheduled, contact us at gedi@auburn.edu 

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This program assists Alabama's public personnel administrators to conduct their functions in a professional, effective, and efficient manner.  The education curriculum is designed to provide the legal, theoretical and  practical knowledge required to develop and implement effective and legally sound personnel policies, practices, and procedures.

Certification Programs

  • AAPPA Professional and Specialist Program

  • Payroll Certification Program

  • Risk Management Program

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