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.
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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September - HR Legal Roundup - Legislative Update
Speaker - Kurt Barker, Attorney
Kurt Barker is a partner at Karnopp Petersen LLP, the preeminent
Central Oregon law firm. As the current
Chair of the firm’s Employment Law department, Kurt’s practice emphasizes the
counsel and defense of clients in most all employment-related matters,
including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, tort, non-compete
enforcement, and trade secret obligations.
When: Wednesday, September 16, 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
- Supercharge Your Hiring Practices! September 24, 2015. Registration Flyer. Approved for 4 credit hours for SHRM-CP and HRCI credits pending.
- A copy of March's Chapter Meeting Presentation is available to members! Damon Runberg's presentation "Central Oregon Labor Trend"
- "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.