Archive for May, 2018

Conducting Investigations Seminar July 19. 2018

The Oregon Chapter will present an two-part investigations seminar on Thursday, July 19, in Tualatin. The first session will (1:30-2:30 p.m.) will address the nuts and bolts of conducting investigations before moving into a discussion of the nuances of conducting investigations in a unionized environment (2:30 t0 4:30 p.m.).  Topics discussed will include the role of union representative during investigatory meetings, when to issue Garrity warnings, and the entity’s obligation to provide information to the union. Recent Employment Relation Board cases related to workplace investigations will also be reviewed.

Our presenter will be Rebekah R. Jacobson, who provides counseling and litigation services to school districts, ESDs, and community colleges on a wide range of matters including employment and labor issues, and constitutional and personal injury claims.
Ms. Jacobson provides training on topics such as misuse of technology, transgender issues, accommodating disabilities, staff-student inappropriate relationships, sexual harassment, and public meetings. She is experienced in addressing requirements related to educational employee sexual misconduct, as well as being versed in investigations surrounding workplace discrimination claims and parent complaints.

A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, she worked as an attorney for the Oregon School Boards Association and was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Blumenauer.

A social networking hour will follow the presentation.

Please register by July 16, 2018

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Time to renew Oregon Chapter membership

On behalf of the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter, we  invite you to join or renew you membership in your local Oregon IPMA-HR chapter!  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.  To help provide the valuable feedback we need to help keep our chapter activities relevant to you, please complete our survey.  Survey participants who respond by June 30, 2018 will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

For 2018-19, chapter membership will be effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 

Download membership form [PDF]

We look forward to your participation in our local chapter and sharing in our continued success and commitment to the public sector management and human resource profession in Oregon!

Thank you for your continued support of your local chapter of IPMA-HR.


Your Oregon IPMA – HR Chapter Board

May 18 Seminar on Equity and Diversity – Handouts Available

Issues of gender identity and transgender non-conforming inclusion will be the focus of the chapter’s May 18 seminar in Tualatin. Our presenter will be Derrick Travers.

LGBTQ discrimination and legal rights have been the emergent civil rights arena of the 21st Century, joining the unresolved challenges of racism and sexism on the social justice stage. Employment rights, both as they relate to sexual orientation and gender identity, remain rapidly evolving areas of law and policy. It is increasingly critical that public employer Human Resources staff develop and display cultural competence in managing the work environment of LGBTQ staff and their coworkers.

In this training, participants will hear and learn:

• Compelling disparity data regarding the lived experience of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming individuals and the broad variety of intersectionality between worklife and gender identity – it’s not just about “which bathroom to use”
• Applicable vocabulary, skills, and strategies for effectively and respectfully addressing issues related to T/GC staff, including respectful use of pronouns and supporting employees in transition
• Personnel Policy developments for managing gender identity issues in the workplace, and the current legal landscape regarding LGBTQ and T/GC employees

[event has concluded]

The speaker has granted permission to make the following handouts available on the chapter web site:

HR – Personnel Rules – Gender Identity And Expression [PDF]

How to be a Trans Ally [PDF]

Vocab List plus Pronouns [PDF]


Job Postings – Updated 5/16/18

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in Beaverton is recruiting for a Human Resources Manager. Apply online for this opening using the link on our jobs page.


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