Job Postings – Updated 4/24/14

The City of Silverton is seeking an Administrative Services Director.

Please check our jobs page regularly for this and other employment opportunities.

Register for the annual LGPI Conference

The annual Local Government Personnel Institute conference is the local government professional’s premier choice for comprehensive training in HR and labor relations in Oregon. This year’s conference is being held August 19-21 at the exquisite Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon.

The LGPI conference provides 3 days of comprehensive training to ensure public-sector managers are prepared for today’s complex labor and HR issues. Learn more and register at!

New Chapter Mailing Address

The Oregon chapter has a new mailing address. Effective immediately, mail should be sent to IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter, P.O. Box 218, Marylhurst, OR 97036.



Costing a Union Contract Seminar Announced – Workshop Full

The Oregon chapter along with the Local Government Personnel Institute will be cosponsoring the March 14 training workshop. The workshop will be presented by LGPI Attorney Steven Schuback and Analyst Brandi Leos.

Please note: due to excellent response we have attained maximum registration and therefore we cannot accommodate walk-ins for this seminar.

Do you know how costly bargaining proposals will be? Can you afford your proposed wage offer? How much will a 1% incentive cost you over the life of the new agreement? This seminar will discuss how to evaluate the costs of agency and union proposals in order to find a settlement within your fiscal means. Practical methods for costing proposals, bargaining strategies, and a review of PECBA costing requirements for impasse will be covered.

Registration and breakfast 7:30 – 8 a.m. Program 8-noon.

The workshop has been changed to Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center, Pinot Noir Room,  215 Doaks Ferry Road NW, Salem, OR 97304.

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Regular Seminar Training Sessions return to Wilsonville

Because of renovations in city facilities in Tualatin, the chapter has reserved the Wilsonville Training Center of Clackamas Community College for the May, July and September training sessions. The training seminars will be in Rooms 111-112 at the Wilsonville Training Center, Clackamas Community College, 29353 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville.

The site is easily accessible off I-5 and parking is free.  Seminar dates  for May, July and September are listed the upcoming events page.

New Partnership with Portland State University

Anna Lee, chapter president, this week announced the Oregon chapter has entered a partnership with Portland State University:

“IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to partner with Portland State University’s Human Resource Management (HRM) specialization for the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program in the Division of Public Administration of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government as we continue to provide resources for expanding human resource education in the public sector.”

MPA Program Information

Chapter sponsors second Difficult Conversations seminar February 6

Due to a very high number of registrations for the “Handling Difficult Conversations” seminar scheduled for January 17, we are adding a second class in February. This class will be located in McMinnville on February 6.  If you have already registered for January, but this location works better for you and you would like to transfer your registration over to the McMinnville class, please send an e-mail to Larry Phelan (IPMAOREGON@MSN.COM) and we will accommodate your request.

For those who wanted to attend, but couldn’t make it on the date/time originally offered, here is your second chance to participate!

Seating is limited, so if you are wanting to attend the February seminar, please register at your earliest possibility. Registrations and transfers will be taken first come/first serve.

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Chapter members receive IPMA-CP designation

IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to recognize two of our chapter members who achieved the internationally recognized IPMA-CP Certification in December 2013. Congratulations to Kelli Gallippi and Karol Ford.

Karol Ford, IPMA-CP and SPHR, currently works as the Labor and Employee Relations Analyst with Metro in Portland Oregon. She has worked for Metro for 15 years, previously serving as the Recruitment and Selection and Staff Development Manager. Karol has served on the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter board of directors since July 2012.

Kelli Gallippi, IPMA-CP, currently works as the Administrative Analyst for the Central Human Resources Unit and HR Director of Multnomah County. She’s been with the County for 16 years, 8 of that in HR. She had a previous non-HR career working with delinquent youth in the community for the Department of Community Justice, and other social agencies for 13 years.

2014 Membership Drive Begins

Oregon chapter members of IPMA-HR should have received an e-mail invoice for renewal of chapter membership for 2014.

If you haven’t received your renewal invoice, it is available here.

Please take a few minutes to renew now.


DHS Seeks Workforce Diversity Program Coordinator

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified candidates for an Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (Workforce Diversity Program Coordinator) position.

Please see our jobs page for information on this position opening in Salem.


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