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

November - Helping Employees Navigate the Social Security System 

This informative session is about helping employees who are near retirement and considering the right age to retire with Social Security. And, depending on an employee’s needs, there are several factors to consider. During this session you’ll enhance your knowledge about social security benefits and be able to assist employees who are looking at retirement or opting to continue work in their senior years. Included in this informative session will be answers to the following questions. There will also be time for Q&A.


  • What does Social Security really provide?
  • How much can someone expect to receive from Social Security?
  • When should someone start Social Security?
  • How can benefits be maximized?
  • Can someone still work while drawing Social Security?
  • What about taxes and Social Security?
  • Will Social Security be there in the future?

Speaker - J. C. Hallman, Mid Oregon Financial Services

JC Hallman is a financial services representative for Mid Oregon Financial Services, located at Mid Oregon Credit Union’s Olney & 2nd Street Branch. He is a Registered Representative of CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Brokerage Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. He is also a licensed representative of CMFG Life Insurance Company. Over the last 10 years, through workshops and personal interviews, JC has helped a great number of clients create a methodology to help reach three key financial goals: 1) wealth accumulation during their working years, 2) security and independence in retirement, and 3) transfer assets in the most advantageous way. Professional services include retirement income planning, comprehensive financial guidance, long term care insurance, 401(k) planning and life insurance planning.


When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 

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

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

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.

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