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

June 2016 Presentation – 


Executive Partnerships with HR Teams

Fostering Employee Engagement and Service Excellence


In this 1 hour presentation you will hear several ideas on how executives share success by partnering with HR to improve employee engagement and excellence.  Barry will explore areas of importance when considering employee satisfaction and the impact to your customers by reviewing some of the key points of commonality between executives and human resources.  In these times, executive collaboration, alignment, and goal setting with HR allow companies to find opportunities to improve quality, employee commitment, and excellent services.  Barry will provide key summary points on how to build a quality employee satisfaction program using techniques in conflict management, communication, and organization that transfer positive returns directly to your customers.



Barry L. Nielsen, MBA, CRA, RT(R), CPC

Barry Nielsen is currently the CEO of Central Oregon Radiology Assoc. in Bend.  He has over 25 years of experience in Radiology and Leadership and has won numerous awards for employee engagement and employee satisfaction, including being 99th percentile and #1 in the country for Patient Satisfaction.


Barry’s leadership style is “the servant to the people” allowing for autonomy, mutual respect, positive engagement with staff, physicians and patients with an infectious enthusiasm for excellence.

When: Wednesday, June15, 2016 

           7:30 AM Networking

          8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Presentation

Where:  Shilo Inn

           3105 O.B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR

Registration: Please complete the RSVP Form

Events & News

  • Are you a currently PHR/SPHR certified?  Remember to complete SHRM's Pathway to Certification for your SHRM-CP/SCP  Go here: SHRM Pathway Tutorial  
  • "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.

     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.

    Sponsor Showcase

    The Center Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research Center offers a wide range of occupational health services to support employers in maintaining a healthy, safe workforce while reducing the overall cost of care for your company and your employees. We understand the unique needs of local employers and are committed to providing you with customized service.  


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