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The Oregon Management Project


To develop, retain, and attract the kind of skilled senior leadership professionals capable of the service delivery transformation the Governor and Legislature envision, we must bring our employment system for managers into the modern day.

What: State leaders are developing a comprehensive package regarding the state’s relationship with our managers, including a series of legislative and administrative actions focused on our management philosophy, our system of classification and compensation, and our training practices, retention and recruitment.
How: The Enterprise Leadership Team has chartered a body of work to begin changing the current system with a series of recommended legislative and administrative steps over the next few years. Many of the proposed changes can be implemented administratively, while some components of the full package will require legislative approval. The purpose of this effort is to redesign/reconfigure our workforce systems (compensation, classification, performance management) to support getting the right people in the right job at the right time. 

We’ve engaged professionals who have helped other states update their classification system successfully, and have begun a comprehensive market comparison to develop a clear and useable classification system and a transparent, competitive and responsible compensation structure. The state has not completed a comprehensive evaluation of this system in almost 25 years, although we review it for classified employees every two years as part of the collective bargaining process.
We have committed to being fully transparent and to involve them in the development of the project.

Contact Information

Overall Project

Madilyn Zike  
Business Lead / Chief Human Resource Officer
Chief Human Resource Office
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: 503-378-3020

Jeannine Beatrice
Project Manager / Strategic Initiatives Manager
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: 503-507-7479
Classification and Compensation (subproject)

Mark Rasmussen
Business Lead / Classification and Compensation Manager
Chief Human Resources Office
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: 503-378-6764

Summer Warner
Strategic Initiatives Project Coordinator
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: 503-378-2627

Christal Lee
Strategic Initiatives Project Coordinator
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: 503-378-4980


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Project Links and Documents

Webinar Recordings

State COO, Michael Jordan, hosts live-streamed meetings with the Chief Human Resource Officer’s HR Advisory Board to discuss the Oregon Management Project. Visit the link below to view past the latest recording.

Class Specification and the Allocating Process | 01.26.15 (Hosted on the DAS YouTube Channel)

Classification 101 | 10.31.15 (Hosted on iLinc)


Management Classification and Compensation Review

The classification team at DAS is working directly with managers and HR staff in agencies to draft new, more descriptive, classification specifications. Visit the DAS Class/Compensation Review page below to view the current specifications under development. 



Project Documents

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Class Comp Project - CharterThe Classification and Compensation sub-project charter. 4/23/2015 8:40 AM
Class Comp Project - DescriptionHigh-level overview of the Classification & Compensation subproject.6/12/2015 2:20 PM
Class Comp Project - High Level TimelineUPDATED: Provides a high-level timeline for the Classification & Compensation subproject, graphically outlining major processes.8/6/2014 9:33 AM
Class Comp Project - Q and AClass and Comp work questions and answers.7/1/2015 8:12 AM
Class Comp Project - Survey TimelineOutlines the timeline for the managerial position description questionnaire (PDQ). 7/16/2014 4:15 PM
Closing Summary ReportClosing summary report and appendices of first phase of Oregon Management Solutions Reform.7/17/2014 9:13 AM
Media - Culture of State GovernmentStatesman Journal article (June 16, 2014) regarding Oregon state government HR transformation.7/16/2014 4:05 PM
Media - Finding the MarketStatesman Journal article (October 6, 2014) regarding finding the 'market' for state worker pay.10/21/2014 1:26 PM
Media - Manager Positions RedefinedStatesman Journal article (October 6, 2014) regarding state manager positions being redefined.10/6/2014 4:14 PM
Overall Project - CharterThe Oregon Management Project project charter.4/23/2015 8:40 AM
Overall Project - DescriptionOne-page overview of the project. 1/30/2015 2:47 PM
Spec Writing - Allocation Appeal ProcessPreliminary and final allocation appeal process for managers.2/6/2015 10:46 AM
Spec Writing - Breakdown of occupational groups and job familiesDetails needed for class spec writing. Breakdown of the new Occupational Groups with Job Families and typically managed current classifications (excluding Principal Executive Manager (PEM) series).7/16/2014 4:15 PM
Spec Writing - Classification Writing and AllocationTimeline of classification spec writing and preliminary classification allocation.1/13/2015 1:58 PM
Spec Writing - Master ScheduleSchedule of meeting for classification specification writing.8/15/2014 11:10 AM
Spec Writing - Occupational Group DefinitionsOccupational group definitions and summary of job families.2/10/2015 10:59 AM
Spec Writing - Occupational Grouping CrosswalkCrosswalk of original and new occupational groupings.7/16/2014 4:15 PM
Spec Writing - Spec and Allocation Calendar Process Detail10-month classification spec writing and allocation calendar process detail. Document includes process outline (8.5x11) and graphical timeline (11x17). File is set to automatically print on the correct size paper.2/6/2015 12:51 PM