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

September 2016 Presentation – 


Labor & Employment Law Update


Come mingle with colleagues and learn what’s new in labor and employment law. Highlights include what to consider with recruitment processing, hiring, leaves and more. Many changes have occurred and key decisions are pending. Discussion will include important labor areas that could affect budgets, specifically, possible new guidelines for exempt status.


This presentation will cover new Oregon laws and regulations from the 2016 Oregon legislative sessions, new federal laws and regulations (including the new FLSA salary requirements and who they apply to), employment-related state, federal and US Supreme Court decisions from the 2015-2016 session, and new NLRB decisions affecting employers.



Katherine Tank, Tank Law, PC.   Ms. Tank has over 25 years of experience successfully representing employers in labor and employment matters.  She was named Best Lawyers in America’s 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation – Labor and Employment®, Eugene Area, by US News/Best Lawyers.  She has also been recognized as a Best Lawyers in America in Labor & Employment by US News/Best Lawyers (2012-2014), and was named an Oregon Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine (2009-2014) in labor and employment law, a peer-elected distinction given to only the top 5% of all attorneys in Oregon. Her law firm, Tank Law, PC, was named a 2014 Tier Two “Best Law Firm” by US News and Best Lawyers. Ms. Tank is currently the Legislative Affairs Chair for HRACO, and is the President of the Oregon Employer Council – Central Oregon.

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 

           7:30 AM Coffee/Networking

          8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Presentation

Where:  Shilo Inn

           3105 O.B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR

Registration: Please complete the RSVP Form

Events & News

  • "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.

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Tank Law, PC, was named a 2014 Tier Two “Best Law Firm” by US News and Best Lawyers. Ms. Tank is currently the Legislative Affairs Chair for HRACO, and is the President of the Oregon Employer Council – Central Oregon. 


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