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  • Welcome to the Chief Human Resources Office
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    The Chief Human Resource Office (CHRO) provides enterprise-wide policy leadership necessary to maintain a reliable and qualified workforce for the state of Oregon. The Office's centralized policy functions enable executive branch agencies to share resources and expertise with which to manage their human resource assets and capital in a cost-effective way. We oversee state agencies' human resources (HR) functions: Classification and Compensation, HR Policy, Executive Recruitments, Labor Relations, and Workforce Development.
Announcements Statewide Resources
Open Enrollment:
The DAS Chief Human Resources Office has issued a video, in partnershipp with PEBB, as an aid for state employees to use during PEBB open enrollment, October 1-31
PEBB's annual open enrollment is your chance to review you and your family's current PEBB coverage and make any needed changes. For details on what's required of state employees during open enrollment this year, visit the PEBB website and watch for mail from PEBB at home
CHRO Newsletter:
Good news! The second edition of CHRO News is now out. Read the newsletter for exciting Human Resources updates statewide. For more information click here.
Hire qualified people with Oregon's NCRC:
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) documents work-related skills.  Oregon’s NCRC can help you experience faster hiring, reduced training costs and lower turnover due to better fitting applicants. For more information click here.
CHRO ProjectsHuman Resource Information System: 
Oregon's current Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) are antiquated, green-screen systems that are more than 20 years old and do not provide the data and management information we need.  An updated, modern HRIS will free up HR professionals to do meaningful HR work, and will give decision makers the tools and information necessary to best manage the state's workforce.  Click here for more information
Management Class/Comp Review: 
The Governor, in partnership with the Legislature, is steering the state through substantial change in the way services are provided to Oregonians - in health care, education, economic and community development, and workforce development.  Once piece of that work is taking a look at our current system of classifaction and compensation.  The state has not completed a comprehensive evaluation of this system for the state management since the 1990's.  Consequently, our system is very outdated.  We're working to change that, and we need your help to do it.  Click here for more information and/or to participate.
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Meet our Service-delivery Partners

The Chief HR Office works closely with members of the DAS Enterprise HR Services group.  While the CHRO oversees HR policy and legal matters, class and compensation, executive recruitment, workforce development and labor relations, their partners on the EHRS team deliver a full range of HR services to small agencies, boards and commissions.  Agencies that need help with recruitment, employee relations, and the State's HR systems will enjoy working with the seasoned professionals in EHRS.  Click here to visit the EHRS website.


Other Resources
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) 
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)