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 sponsors Risky Business Seminar November 21

Employment liability is one of the major exposures public entities face. As a pre-loss attorney for CIS, Tamara Jones has a front row seat viewing the incoming claims and exposures we face. Come hear the Risk/Liability trends from 2014 and hear what she recommends to look out for in 2015.  The chapter’s November 21 seminar will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Tualatin Police Department Training Room, 8650 SW Tualatin Road, Tualatin.  As usual, registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Our speaker has devoted her 17-year legal practice to representing the interests of management and employers in a wide variety of employment-law related issues and forums. During her years in private practice, Tamara first- or second-chaired 16 trials and arbitrations on behalf of employers, and defended employers against claims and complaints lodged by current and former employees with federal and state agencies, such as the EEOC, the Washington Human Rights Commission, and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

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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.”

Download membership form [PDF]

Board Proposes Amended Bylaws

The Oregon chapter is completing the paperwork to register the chapter as a tax exempt organization under Federal IRS Rules. It is already registered as a non-profit public benefit corporation under the laws of the State of Oregon.

In completing this documentation, certain modifications were found to be necessary in the bylaws to meet the requirements of State law, IRS regulations and the chapter requirements for the international association.  The proposed amendments have been review by IPMA-HR staff. At a board meeting this morning, the Chapter Board acted to submit the proposed changes to the membership for approval.

Ballots on the proposed amendments will be sent to the members via e-mail shortly. Members are asked to return their ballots electronically by August 30.

A red-lined copy of the proposed amendments is available in PDF format.


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