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Western Region Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council

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WRIPAC was first established in 1979 and it consists of over thirty small, medium and large public agencies representing state and local governments, school districts, utility districts, and other public agencies in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Oregon. There is no membership fee and there is no fee to attend our meetings.

Our objectives are:

    • To develop and share personnel selection procedures.
    • To provide a forum for the review of professional and legal selection issues.
    • To assist member jurisdictions in maintaining professional personnel selection standards and in complying with legal requirements and guidelines.
    • To promote the principles of merit selection and equal employment opportunities.
    • To improve communication among member jurisdictions and with other regional assessment groups.





Our goal is to apply the professional development provided by WRIPAC in our organizations in order to become credible and useful communicators and advocates of effective assessment principles and practices.


We strive to build relationships through partnering and networking with HR professional organizations to continually increase productivity and identify best practices in an environment that encourages teamwork and inclusiveness.


We value and promote innovative, creative, and practical methods to developing and using employee assessment and selection systems that solve strategic staffing problems to meet evolving organizational objectives.


We endeavor to create a stimulating environment conducive to networking, sharing, and developing best assessment and testing practices that comply with legal requirements and result in maximizing organizational effectiveness.


We build innovative leaders by setting a good example within the organization and in the recruitment and assessment field, encouraging the professional growth and development of others and setting clear, challenging, attainable, and strategic goals.


We endeavor to create events and opportunities that embody an atmosphere of personal and professional growth, inclusiveness, a celebration of our profession, and our ongoing friendships.

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150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

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