Archive for December, 2012

2013 Membership Drive Begins

In a message to current members, IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter President Janet Newport announced the beginning of the chapter’s membership drive for 2013:

“I encourage you to take advantage of ALL the benefits that membership offers.

Member Benefits

· Access to up-to-date information and training on topics related to local public sector Management and Human Resources – members receive the Western Star newsletter developed by the Western Region IPMA-HR Association

· Discounted seminar, training, and conference fees

· On-line access to member information at

· Networking opportunities – membership enables you to share your professional expertise and glean knowledge from others

· Ability to participate in the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter Scholarship Program

· Access to the membership directory that lists specialty areas for networking and mentoring opportunities

· Opportunities to volunteer on an IPMA committee, help with a workshop, or assume a role on the Board

We have a great program of training and professional development seminars scheduled for next year and your membership allows the chapter to continue to support your management development needs. Please complete and return the membership application as soon as possible. For those larger organizations, the Agency membership is a GREAT value. Here’s to continued and new membership in IPMA – HR Oregon chapter and have wonderful New Year.”

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Planning for Successful Collective Bargaining

The chapter’s first 2013 seminar promises to be helpful to Oregon HR professionals engaged in collective bargaining. Diana Moffat, Executive Director of the Local Government Personnel Institute, will be the presenter at a lunch-time seminar on Friday, January 11, at the Tualatin Police Department.  Check in is planned for 11:30 a.m., with the lunch and program running until 1:30 p.m.

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