Employee resources and state workforce


The man​agement education programs are skill-based statewide programs offering a variety of management and supervisory classroom courses, online courses, and resources for all Oregon state agencies, boards, and commissions. The purpose of the programs are to continuously develop state managers and supervisors with the necessary skills to be successful at their current and successive levels of management. Each program consists of highly interactive and relevant activities, case studies creating opportunities to learn, share, question, examine assumptions, communicate ideas, make decisions, and build solutions both individually and with peer managers.

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This program is for individual contributors or team leads who aren't managers or have not been managers and are interested in exploring management as a next career step.  The purpose of the program is to identify knowledge and skills you currently have and strengthen those you want to develop in relation to the enterprise manager competencies which are needed to become an effective manager.  You will walk away with a plan for developing yourself to become ready for a management role. 

This is an instructor-led program with 2-days of in class time with a break in between the 2 sessions.  During the break, participants will conduct informational interviews with experienced managers to help them develop their management roadmap.

For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts click here.

To register
click here​.

The DAS – Chief Human Resources Office has launched a statewide mentoring program for emerging leaders.  The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide emerging managers with the opportunities and means to develop skills so they are competitive in order to pursue a leadership role within state government.​

Visit the Emerging Manager Mentoring Program​ to learn more.
This program is for new managers and an excellent refresher for experienced managers. This program covers critical foundational skills for managers that can be applied immediately in the workplace. This will be an instructor-led program with 8-days of in class time spread over eight weeks (1 session per week). During the break between each session the participants are required to work on homework that applies the skills they learned previously.

For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts click here.

To register click here​.
This program is for experienced managers who are new to Oregon state government. This course provides seasoned managers the information and tools they need to transition their prior experience to the state government environment. This will be an instructor-led program and is 1-day.

For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts click here.

To register click here​.
Surveys are an essential tool for gathering information and feedback from a multitude of perspectives. When done well, they deliver incredible insights when you are looking for feedback from numerous people or people who are geographically dispersed. With an array of easy to use digital tools like SurveyMonkey at your fingertips, executing a survey is relatively simple.  But the actual survey design is where it gets complicated. If you’ve ever created a survey, you know it’s not as simple as it seems at first glance. In fact, carefully designing a survey that meets your objectives can take months.​

For more information about the program including a schedule of upcoming cohorts click here.

To register click here​​.
State law requires DAS to provide training for new board/commission members and executive directors of a small entity. To meet the requirement of the law, an online training has been developed and is available within iLearn. The training must be completed within 6 months of the start date of a new board/commission member or the appointment as an executive director of a small entity.

Click here​ to access the training in iLearnOregon.
There are several online trainings available that are focused on s​pecific topics. To access any of these online trainings log into iLearnOregon at https://ilearn.oregon.gov​ and search in the course catalog by CHRO to find the available courses.

Maintaining a Drug-free Workplace
As a manager or supervisor, you are in a unique position to play a major part in a successful drug-free workplace and need to know how to identify and address issues that may impact an employee’s job performance, other employees, or the people they serve.

Overview of the State's Classification and Compensation System
This training provides managers and supervisors an overview of the State’s classification and compensation system. It is intended to provide an introduction to classification and compensation in Oregon state government.

Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Stalki​ng
This training meets the training requirements of State HR Policy 50.010.04 Workplace Effects of Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Stalking. The online training covers characteristics and effects of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, and stalking; the responsibility of an employer; and ways to respond when an employee self discloses or requests referral information.

Overview of Family and Medical Leave
The purpose of the training is to provide managers and supervisors with the information they need to know in order to manage employee leave in accordance with state and federal leave laws. This training covers what family and medical leave is, eligibility for FMLA and OFLA leave, qualifying reasons for FMLA and OFLA leave, the amount of time an employee can take, leave entitlement, medical certification, pay during the leave, insurance, and reinstatement rights.

Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Everyone working on behalf of Oregon state government should be committed to creating and maintaining a respectful workplace free of any type of harassment and treating all individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect.

This training is designed to provide all employees, volunteers, and board and commission members an overview of inappropriate workplace behavior, discrimination, workplace harassment, and sexual harassment; laws and policies; responsibilities of employees and managers; reporting; and investigations. 

How to Write a Position Description

The purpose of this training is to provide managers and supervisors with the information they need to know in order to write and maintain effective, accurate position descriptions. This training covers the purpose of a position description, the different sections in a position description, and how to complete each of the sections.

Veterans' Preference in Public Hiring
Veterans’ preference is an important part of the hiring process in the public sector. Applying veteran’s preference not only ensures compliance with state and federal laws, it helps veterans reintegrate into the workforce. In this training managers and supervisors will learn what veterans’ preference is and how it is used in the hiring process.

New Employee Orientation
A statewide new employee orientation course was developed to welcome all new employees to state service and to provide them with general information about state government, working in state government, and key statewide policies that may affect them during state employment. ​​

There is an online state manager reference guide. This online guide is intended to provide managers and supervisors with a quick orientation to and overview of state government operations, procedures, and requirements that affect all agencies. Topics include accounting and payroll, auditing, budgeting, buildings and property, employee relations, ethics, laws/rules/counsel, legislative relations, managing risk, procurement, public meetings and records, and surplus property. You can access the reference guide here​.​​​​
Whether new to Oregon state government, or new into an executive position, chances are you have questions in your new leadership role. This page is intended to be a one-stop-shop to help you find the answers you need to lead your agency. 

Click here​ to access the resources.
As public servants entrusted with state funds and resources, Oregon state government has adopted four organizational values stretching across departments, boards, and commission to support this aim.  The values define our expectations, how we show up in our actions, and drive what our workforce and leadership will be known for.     

A competency is a cluster of highly interrelated attributes, including knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that give rise to the behaviors needed to perform a given job effectively. There are six manager competencies tied into the values.  

Click here​ to view the values and competencies.