Human Resources of Central Oregon

Welcome to:
The Human Resource Association of Central Oregon
(SHRM Chapter 310)

HRACO is a member organization for Human Resource professionals and a local chapter affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 
Our mission is to provide opportunities for education, networking and community connection to Human Resource practitioners in Central Oregon. 
We offer individuals in the Human Resources occupation opportunities for skills enhancement as well as tools to obtain certification as professionals in the field of HR.  We meet the third Wednesday of each month and have speakers on various HR-related topics.  See our Calendar of Events for more information. 

Take a moment to browse through our website and outstanding offerings including our monthly meeting calendar, the educational opportunities, job postings and presentations.  If you are not currently a member of SHRM, we encourage you to join now.  SHRM membership will enhance your career and open a world where thousands of resources are at your fingertips such as sample forms, toolkits, webcasts, podcasts, supervisory newsletters, employment updates and so much more.  Your membership in SHRM automatically provides you with member benefits in HRACO.  Membership provides you with "member only" access to information on both the HRACO website and SHRM.
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We invite you to attend our local monthly chapter meetings. HRACO is not only a professional organization, but also provides members and guests with a great place to meet new friends and learn new ideas for professional growth. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. 

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Upcoming Events

April - Benefit Trends and Traps

Come and learn what’s new in trends for medical, dental, and vision plans, including information about out-of-pocket maximums and deductibles. Our speaker will also tell us more about Health Savings Account (HSA) compliant plans. Bring your questions! Our speaker is an expert on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has vast knowledge of the benefits arena.

Speaker - Linda Johnson, SPHR

Linda Johnson is a dedicated public sector and higher education health benefits consultant with Segal and Sibson Consulting (both groups are divisions of the Segal Group).  Her clients include state, city, county and municipal government clients as well as school district and higher education clients in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Colorado. In addition to a variety of professional certification, Linda holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree, which includes an MBA emphasis in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development. Her strengths include the ability to understand and align resources in effective pharmacy solutions, self-funding, employee choice, HSA/HRA consumer directed programs and integration of health and wellness throughout plan programs, including disease management and wellness programs.

She has more than 26 years of experience and has served as both a consultant and an employee benefits executive on the employer side within private industry as well as the public sector. Linda is a frequent speaker on a variety of health and employee benefits topics including the Affordable Care Act. 

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 

7:30 a.m. Networking   8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Presentation

Where:  Shilo Inn, 3105 O. B. Riley Road, Bend, OR     (541) 389-9600      

Please complete the RSVP Form

Events & News

  • Train the Trainer Series - starting April 8 - May 6 (5 sessions)  See flyer for details.
  • NHRMA Oregon Human Resource Academy is April 14 - 16, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport.  Click here for hotel reservations.
  • "New System, New Updates" - HRCI has made some significant changes for re-certification. Make yourself aware! Visit here for the recorded webinar hosted by HRCI.
  • Registration for the 2015 NHRMA Conference is OPEN!  Pre-approved for 19.5 SHRM PDC's and 19.5 HRCI Recertifcation Credits.  October 5 -7 in Portland. Details here

     The HRACO Mentoring Program

    Although human resource professionals have informally been mentors to others in the field for decades, formal SHRM mentoring programs across the country have had great success.  We believe our members in Central Oregon can also benefit from such a program.

    The Mentoring Program is still accepting applications for HR Professionals who would like to be mentored.

    Find out more information by visiting the Programs page.

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