About NAPS : The National Association of Personnel Services
As the personnel services profession grew, the need for national representation
became more evident. The National Employment Association (NEA) was created from two
older organizations, laying the cornerstone for what would become the National
Association of Personnel Consultants (NAPC), then the National Association of
Personnel Services (NAPS).
The association was formed to represent our profession in critical legislative arenas
in Washington, DC, provide legislative guidance and aid in states where government
affairs challenges exist, create a structure of ethical practices for industry self-regulation,
increase public and business awareness of the value of personnel services, and to educate
members and non-members towards better practices and the maintenance of high professional
With the formation of NAPS, education and training of practitioners took on a national dimension.
NAPS began to conduct annual conferences and seminars to bring needed help and training to
individuals, owners, and managers across the United States.
The National Association of Personnel Services has been the staffing industry educator since 1961
and enjoys its reputation as the oldest industry association. We continue to maintain the position
as the search and staffing industry educator through our certification program, continuing
education initiatives, eLearning and our annual conference.
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Our Mission Statement:
The mission of National Association of Personnel Services is to proactively serve, protect, inform,
and represent all facets of the personnel services industry regarding federal legislation and regulatory
issues by providing education, certification, and member services which enhance the ability to conduct
business with integrity and competence.