Members!  Sign up now to be a voting delegate at IPEA's General Council in Boise on May 3!

Travel reimbursement, lodging, breakfast and lunch is provided.

Please go to "Members Only" page for a Member registration form.


Non-IPEA members!  If you are a public employee working in Idaho, you are welcome to come to the

May 3 General Council meeting in Boise to learn more about IPEA

Breakfast and Lunch is provided!

Non-IPEA members Register HERE!

Idaho Public Employees Association has been standing up for

Idaho Public Employees since 1959!

This organization was formed for the purpose of starting PERSI, and we successfully had a public employee retirement plan set up by 1963.


IPEA President Gwen Smith and Director-At-Large Connie Charlton at the Idaho State Capitol


  • We counsel our members in the appropriate avenue to address workplace problems.
  • We represent our members in the problem-solving process, including representing them at disciplinary hearings when appropriate. 
  • We coordinate and pay for legal representation when all other avenues of resolution have failed to produce acceptable results.

IPEA ADVOCATES for our members

  • We advocate at the Statehouse for our members' wages, benefits, and working conditions.
  • We lobby to bring pro-public employee legislation forward and to encourage adequate funding of state and local government.
  • We lobby the state legislature and the administration for all issues contained in our platform.
  • We fight to maintain PERSI as a Defined Benefit plan and for fair COLAs for our retirees

IPEA EDUCATES our members

  • We keep our members informed about changes in employment law and workplace rights.
  • We research candidates and offer endorsements for those candidates we believe will support public employees. 
  • We monitor newspapers and other media outlets for all over the state to keep our members informed about state and local government issues.