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Mission Statement
We serve state government to benefit the people of Oregon. 
 
 
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

The Chief HR Office's (CHRO) purpose is to provide direction and services to promote a stable and qualified workforce in Oregon state government. We oversee state agencies' human resources (HR) functions: Classification and Compensation, HR Policy, Executive Recruitments, Labor Relations and Workforce Development.
 
Programs

Classification and Compensation
Classification and Compensation is responsible for maintaining the state's compensation plan for approximately 40,000 employees in classified, unclassified, and management service positions. The unit is also responsible for development and maintenance of the classification system. 
 
HR Policy  
The HR Policy section is responsible for establishing a system of human resource administration for state government. We develop and implement the state's workforce management plan; develop and administer HRSD rules and policies; and provide consulting services and technical assistance to agency HR offices.
 
Labor Relations Unit
The Labor Relations Unit represents the Governor on behalf of all executive branch agencies in collective bargaining. Currently the Labor Relations Unit administers 31 collective bargaining agreements. These cover approximately 27,600 employees who are represented by 10 different labor organizations and one SEIU bargaining unit of 12,000 home care workers. 
 
Executive Recruitments                          
Our purpose is to provide statewide leadership in recruiting a skilled, diverse workforce for the State of Oregon.  We focus on providing innovative solutions for improving the state’s recruitment process, creating and implementing a viable and sustainable succession planning process to provide workforce bench strength and increasing representation of minority candidates in recruitment pools at all levels.

Workforce Development 
The Workforce Development section provides Oregon state government with leadership and services that advance workforce development systems. A cooperative effort among agencies, boards and commissions, this section provides a foundation that enables agencies to effectively manage workforce development. It also makes possible cost efficiencies, economies of scale, consistency and standards.