Job Postings – Updated 3/24/17

Clackamas County is recruiting for an Assistant HR Director/Chief Negotiator, and Benton County is recruiting for a Human Resources Business Specialist. The Oregon School Boards Association is recruiting for a Labor Relations Data and Information Analyst.  Apply online for these and other openings using the links on our jobs page.

Employment Liability Seminar Rescheduled for May 12

Employment liability is one of the major exposures public entities face.  Tamara Jones, pre-loss attorney for CityCounty Insurance Services, will present the chapter’s May 12 seminar at the City of Tualatin Police Department Training Room. Join us for a review of current top liability trends and what to look forward to in 2017.

Download registration flyer [PDF]

Please register by May 5.

PECBA 101 Training Rescheduled for March 10

The PECBA 101 class originally rescheduled for January, and postponed twice due to inclement weather, will be held Friday, March 10, in Tualatin’s Police Department Training Room.

This class is an overview of PECBA and how to navigate the statute and bargain more effectively within the parameters of the Act. Presenters Diana Moffatt and Steve Herron are highly experienced negotiators and will give you helpful tips and information on how to navigate the collective bargaining process. It’s a great training experience for HR managers and other management personnel who will sit on your bargaining team.

[event has concluded]

Weather Forces Cancellation of Friday Training

The presentation scheduled for Friday, February 3, has been cancelled due to inclement weather–what Chapter President Jim Loeffler called “the consistent threat of freezing rain in tonight and tomorrow’s forecast” in an e-mail to the chapter board this morning.

The chapter will again attempt to reschedule this training, which was itself scheduled for January but cancelled due to weather conditions in northern Oregon. Chapter members should look for more details about training class schedules in subsequent e-mail and on this web site.

Registration Open for WRIPMA Training Conference in Las Vegas

The annual training conference for Western Region IPMA-HR will be held April 26-28 in Las Vegas.  Registration is now open.

April 26-28 – Western Region IPMA-HR Annual Training Conference
Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas

Conference Details [PDF]

Registration

PECBA 101 Training Rescheduled for February 3

Want an overview on the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act? Join the Oregon chapter for a PECBA 101 workshop on February 3, 2017  and learn how to bargain more effectively within the parameters of the act. Our presenters–Diana Moffatt of the Speer Hoyt law firm and Steve Herron, Labor Relations and Class/Comp Director for Multnomah County–are both experienced negotiators, and will give you helpful tips and information on the bargaining process.

This class was originally scheduled for January 13 training seminar but cancelled due to inclement weather. The seminar has been rescheduled for Friday, February 3. In addition, the location has changed from Wilsonville to the City of Tualatin Police Training Room.

[event has concluded]

 

Second PECBA 101 Class Scheduled for January 20

Want an overview on the Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act? Join the Oregon chapter for a PECBA 101 workshop on January 13, 2017  and learn how to bargain more effectively within the parameters of the act. Our presenters–Diana Moffatt of the Speer Hoyt law firm and Steve Herron, Labor Relations and Class/Comp Director for Multnomah County–are both experienced negotiators, and will give you helpful tips and information on the bargaining process.

The January 13 PECBA 101 training at the Wilsonville Training Center (Clackamas Community College), at 29353 SW Town Center Lp East, Wilsonville OR 97070 is full, but we have added a second class on January 20 in the same location.

[event has concluded]

 

Register now for October Conflict Management Seminar

The chapter’s October 21st seminar in Tualatin will cover how we can be reactive in conflict, how to manage conflict and how to approach our own responses to conflict flexibly and accountably.

What does your nervous system have to do with conflict? We all know that our sympathetic nervous system can be triggered if we face a physical threat or danger. We almost get into an accident or we are attacked physically and we go into fight, flight or freeze. This causes our brain to trigger our sympathetic nervous system, release adrenaline and send blood to the major muscle groups and away from the executive functioning part of the brain allowing us to run away from the threat. Psychological threats (including conflict) can also trigger the fight or flight reaction. Someone says or does something to threaten our sense of self- like challenging our competence, intruding on a psychological boundary or calling us out in a meeting, and we can go into fight or flight. We have almost no control over this because it is an automatic process, hard-wired into our nervous systems over millennia. There are things we can do to manage ourselves once we notice this is happening.

The seminar will be presented by attorney Jill Goldsmith, who has more than 20 years experience in employment matters. After graduating from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1991, Jill practiced labor and employment law in Oregon with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, and later became in-house counsel with Tri-Met. Jill became a mediator in 1998, and since 2002, Jill started her business to provide neutral investigation/fact-finding, mediation and training.

[event has concluded]

 

2016-2017 Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew Oregon Chapter IPMA-HR membership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The membership renewal form is downloadable. The Chapter board has decided that membership dues will remain at the same rates ($35 for those who have memberships in IPMA-HR national, and $60 for those who aren’t national members).

ADDITIONAL Benefits from being a local Oregon IPMA-HR Chapter member are:

  • Discounts on IPMA-HR Events
  • Tuition and Professional Development Scholarships
  • Unmatched Networking with Other Public Sector HR Professionals.
  • Professional Resources

Additional benefits:

As a chapter affiliated member of National IPMA-HR, you also receive these benefits:

  • Weekly HR Bulletin delivered via email
  • Member rate for all IPMA-HR professional development activities, IPMA-HR Western Region Conference and National Conferences, HR Competency Training Program, HR Certificate Program and monthly training webinars

Labor Relations Graduate Course Offered at Portland State University

A graduate level course in labor relations is being offered at Portland State University this fall. For information, please download the description below.

Download course announcement [PDF]

 

 

IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
Solutions for Public HR Excellence