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Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

Knowledgable | Helpful | Responsive

Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Rm 404, Portland, OR 97204

Knowledgable | Helpful | Responsive

The City's Bureau of Human Resources is responsible for

  • providing outreach and recruitment services
  • working with local schools to identify needed skill sets for future City employees
  • assisting bureaus to identify and assess the skills of the City's workforce
  • training and developing City employees
  • providing cost effective employee benefit programs that promote wellness
  • negotiating labor contracts impacting employees represented in nine different bargaining units
  • developing and maintaining comprehensive human resources policy and systems structures
  • managing the City's classification and compensation system to ensure consistent pay practices

In short, we are charged with supporting the City's most important "infrastructure" - its employees.

Find more information on Our Services page.

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