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

There are no chapter meetings in July and August.

June - Turning Performance Appraisals into Motivational Tools

“Requires Improvement / Meets Standards / Exceeds Expectations”. 

Is this what your evaluation form looks like?

This presentation shows us how to use the performance management process as a motivational tool, how to set up a performance management process and common pitfalls to avoid.  In general, we will discuss how to get away from the traditional “employee evaluation” and implement Performance Management practices, and how to utilize the information to grow your business and your employees.

Speaker:  Stephanie Miller, PHR, is the Chief Operating Officer for Express Employment Professionals.  She is a 16-year veteran of Express and was born and raised in Central Oregon.  During her tenure at Express, she has served in almost every position within the company giving her an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business.  Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree from Linfield College and is a Certified PHR (Professional in Human Resources) with extensive knowledge of all labor laws and taxes.

                                                Wednesday, June 18, 2014              

Shilo Inn

 3105 O.B Riley Road, Bend

7:30 am Networking;  7:50 - 9:00 am Presentation

Please RSVP by completing the RSVP Form


There are no chapter meetings in July and August.

Events & News

  • SHRM Annual Conference - SHRM's annual conference is in Orlando, FL this year.  June 22 - 25, 2014.  Visit for more details.
  • "New System, New Updates" - HRCI has made some significant changes for recertification. Make yourself aware! Visit here for the recorded webinar hosted by HRCI.
  • Oregon Workforce Alliance - Worksource Oregon invites you to participate in a series of strategic sessions across Oregon to identify how the state's workforce system can be more effectively tied to regional needs. See the Invitation for state-wide dates and locations.
  • Our January sponsor, Coldwell Banker has created a HomeBenefitIQ website for our HRACO website.  HomeBenefit IQ Flyer

 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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