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Workforce Development

Program Overview

The Workforce Development section within the CHRO provides leadership in human resources management and collaborates effectively with external partners to deliver leadership building activities based on best practice.  This unit collaborates with internal state agencies and external partners to develop strategies, guidance, and oversight to state agencies.  Services include statewide strategic planning design and development, developing and supporting onboarding programs, developing performance improvement strategies, evaluating data and analyzing trends regarding the needs of the state workforce, creating innovative ways to staff the existing and emerging workforce needs, change management, and process improvement.

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Workforce Planning

  • Career Development
  • Internships
  • Fellowships
  • Partnerships
  • Skill Development
  • Application workshops
  • Community Engagement
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Talent Management

  • Training
  • Goal Setting
  • Development of competencies
  • Employee engagement
  • Developing a high prformance culture based on shared values

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  • Checklists and workforce entry materials
  • Mentoring and/or coaching
  • Sponsoring employees
  • Measuring success
  • Training and continuing education and development
  • Collaborative resource sharing and partnering
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Performance Management

  • Measuring workplace behaviors
  • Developiong compentencies
  • Evaulating skills
  • Performing gap analysis
  • Feedback
  • Coaching
  • Measurement strategy development
  • Maintaining consistency
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Retention and Succession Planning

  • Explicit workforce strategy to drive hiring and training needs
  • Identification of key employees and retention plans
  • Identify scarce skills and plan to accquire needed skills
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Organizational Development

  • Gap analysis, reduction strategy and implementation
  • Align workforce requirements to meet strategic goals
  • Identify and overcome internal and external barriers
  • Promote employee development
  • Provide enterprise wide career paths and options  
Resources Currently Available to Agencies
iLearnOregon is the state of Oregon's enterprise-wide learning management system.  State employees access iLearnOregon to enroll in agency-specific or statewide learning courses.  Additional features include development plans, skill surveys and performance evaluations.  For more information, visit the iLearnOregon Resource Center.
Management Development Series - Foundational Training Program
The Foundational Training Program has been redesigned to consist of 8 modules that provide fundamental management skills for new managers or managers who need a refresher.  For more information and registration click here.  If you have additional questions, please contact Brandy Meng at brandy.meng@oregon.gov.
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  • Facilitate knowledge transfer
  • Succession Planning
  • Exit interviews
  • Consistent processes 
Resources Currently Available to Agencies
In order for the state to have consistent information about employees who voluntarily leave state service or transfer to another state agency, the Governor’s Affirmative Action Office and DAS Chief Human Resource Office ask exiting employee’s to complete an on-line exit interview. The tool gathers exit information to show trends and possible areas of concern that can be addressed through changes in policy and practice.
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