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The Oregon Management Project

​Overview

team of co-workersTo 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

Learn more about the work of the office of the Chief Operating Officer
and the Statewide Initiatives team.

Project Documents (pdf)

Please note that the documents linked below open in the current window, not in a new tab. Use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page after viewing the documents. Documents are listed in alphabetical order.

  
  
  
Class Comp Project - DescriptionHigh-level overview of the Classification & Compensation subproject.7/16/2014 4:15 PM
Class Comp Project - High Level TimelineUPDATED: Provides a high-level timeline for the Classification & Compensation subproject, graphically outlining major processes.7/16/2014 4:05 PM
Class Comp Project - Leveling Orientation Q and AThe project team developed this Q & A document for 'leveling' orientation sessions that occurred in early March 2014.7/16/2014 4:05 PM
Class Comp Project - Q and AClass and Comp work questions and answers.7/17/2014 8:58 AM
Class Comp Project - Survey TimelineOutlines the timeline for the managerial position description questionnaire (PDQ). 7/16/2014 4:15 PM
Class Comp Project - Update to Managers7.17.14 email update to managers.7/17/2014 3:33 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
Overall Project - DescriptionOne-page overview of the project. 7/23/2014 10:17 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 - Master Schedule and Nomination FormSchedule of meeting for classification specification writing and electronic nomination form.  6/26/2014 2:56 PM
Spec Writing - Occupational Group and Families by AgencyList of Occupational Groups and Job Families by Agency.6/26/2014 2:56 PM
Spec Writing - Occupational Grouping CrosswalkCrosswalk of original and new occupational groupings.7/16/2014 4:15 PM

Visit the Chief Human Resource Officer's website for a collection of Frequently Asked Questions.