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

May 2016 Presentation – 

Performance Coaching:  One Company’s Journey to Ditch the Performance Review


All across the country, both managers and employees cringe at the sound of it… “It’s time for Mary’s annual performance review.”  Mary hates it, her boss hates it.  They are both filled with anxiety and probably have a stomach ache.  So why do we keep doing it?


Join us as we explore another approach to “performance reviews” and a better way to coach employees to be successful.



Cindy O’Neal, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP.

Cindy O’Neal is the Sr. Director of Human Resources for The Center – Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care, in Bend.  She has over 30 years of HR experience and has worked in multiple industries including semi-conductor, manufacturing, HR business services and healthcare.  She also spent 15+ years teaching at several community colleges in California and at COCC.


Cindy has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management/Development from Chapman University as well as her SPHR & SHRM-SCP.  In her free time, Cindy enjoys creating art quilts, yoga and hiking..


When: Wednesday, May 18, 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

    Brooks Resources Corporation is one of the area’s oldest real estate development organizations, committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the community.  Current development & operations include North Rim on Awbrey Butte, Mount Bachelor Village Resort, The Tree Farm on Bend’s west side, IronHorse (Prineville), and an active partner in NorthWest Crossing.

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