Job Postings – Updated 4/21/16

Springfield has begun recruiting for a new Human Resources Director.

The City of Beaverton is recruiting for an Employee & Labor Relations Manager, and Washington County is seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist and an HRIS Administrator.

The City of Newberg is recruiting for a Human Resources Director. Crook County is recruiting for a Human Resources Manager.

Also, Metro in Portland has openings for a Recruitment Analyst and a Senior Classification Compensation Analyst.

Apply online using the links on our jobs page.

March 11 Seminar Registration Opens

IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter is pleased to present an Introduction to Multnomah County’s Equity and Empowerment Lens.  Daniel Garcia, Multnomah County’s  Equity and Mediation Training Specialist will facilitate a workshop that provides a basic introduction to this innovative quality improvement tool. It identifies social and racial inequities within Multnomah County’s programs, policies, and practices–helps ensure that meaningful work is performed in a fair and equitable fashion.

This workshop provides key concepts; sharpens self-awareness; explores the interplay of identity, privilege, and systemic inequity; and provides a respectful place to have courageous conversations about equity, diversity and what it means to those of us working in the public sector.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 11th in Tualatin.

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Chapter offers intensive classification-compensation class

IPMA-HR Oregon is pleased to host a two-day class on Classification and Compensation. Tameka Usher, from CPS Consulting will lead you through a complete training on the topics – from inception to results. The class will be April 12-13 in Tualatin.

The class size is strictly limited to the first 40 registrants, so send your paperwork in early!

Download registration flyer [PDF]

WRIPMA Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Western Region training conference in San Diego April 27-29.

Registration information is available here.

January 22 Training: Best and Worst Collective Bargaining Language

Often one of the most difficult aspects of negotiating collective bargaining contracts is understanding the value of language proposed by both sides. In our January 22 training session, join Pierre Robert, Senior Labor Law Attorney at the Local Government Personnel Institute, and Blaise Lamphier, Port of Portland Labor Relations Manager in discussing tips for reviewing CBA language with a discriminating eye. The session will be held in the Tualatin Police Department Community Room, 8650 SW Tualatin Road, Tualatin.

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Handling Difficult Conversations is topic of November 6 Training Session

One of the most dreaded job tasks a manager has is confronting an employee regarding inappropriate behavior, poor performance, or even bad body odor. As much as we’d like to avoid these, handling difficult conversations effectively, is a critical skill that every people needs to be effective.

Join the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter for this short but powerful session and learn how to handle these types of difficult conversations.

The training will cover:

·        Listening Skills to diffuse defensive behaviors
·        How to begin a difficult conversation
·        How to provide effective feedback that is specific and measurable
·        How to prevent yourself from getting hooked off the subject and to avoid arguments
·        How to use and work through a problem solving and conflict resolution process

If you’ve never experienced the engaging, enlightening and humorous presentation style of Lenny Borer you are in for a treat! Lenny will be presenting his signature training, “Handling Difficult Conversations” with us on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Tualatin Police Department.

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September 11 Training Session on Organizational Culture Change

Do you have a problem work group? Considering a major shift in organizational culture? Bring your examples, or failures/struggles in achieving organizational change, to IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter’s September 11 training on organizational change, and change management. This training will be focused with clear training objectives and take-aways for you to put into practice in your organization immediately. Our presenter will be Bill Smith of Cascade Employers Association.

Although the event has concluded, the presenter has granted the chapter permission to post the slide presentation.

Download [PDF]

Newly Named HR Certified Professionals

Congratulations to two Oregonians for achieving IPMA Certified Professional Designations in July.   Among the 36 approved for designation last month were Ron Zito, Labor Relations Program Manager for Metro (and Oregon Chapter Board member), and Jody Hathaway, Human Resources/Finance Manager for Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.

If you are a member of IPMA-HR who has not yet qualified for this professional recognition, the Oregon chapter encourages you to pursue this highly recognized designation for professional competencies.

Chapter Membership Renewal Campaign Begins

The IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter has begun its membership renewal campaign

Our Chapter is committed to providing its members high quality / low cost training programs that meet your needs now and tomorrow. Your membership helps us meet that commitment.

The Chapter Board recently approved changing our membership year from the current calendar year to a fiscal year membership, which will take affect July 1st of next year.  For 2015 Chapter membership, the renewal will cover January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  You will get eighteen months of membership for the cost of a twelve month membership!

Download 2015 membership form

Chapter offers Scholarship for WRIPMA Conference

The Oregon Chapter is offering a scholarship for attendance at this year’s Western Region IPMA-HR conference to be held in Seattle April 29-May 1.  The scholarship is intended to cover travel, attendance and lodging up to $1,000.

Applicants must be or become an Oregon chapter IPMA-HR member, be an employee from an Oregon public agency and must not have conference attendance funding from any other public funds.

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