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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Human Resources

Knowledgeable | Helpful | Responsive

Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 987, Portland, OR 97204

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Employee Relations

The Employee Relations team fosters excellence in employee performance and organizational effectiveness throughout the City. It provides strategic consultation and support to improve systems and the quality of decisions impacting people.  Employee Relations assess, create, advise and deliver on bureau specific and city-wide employee training initiatives and HR related learning needs. 

It provides consultation and tools to managers and staff to prevent and resolve workplace issues and facilitate workplace investigations as necessary.  Employee Relations delivers consultative services and advice on how to plan, manage, and communicate initiatives and their impact on people and processes during organizational change.  It foster awareness, understanding and compliance through coaching on administrative rules, collective bargaining agreements, employment laws and workplace policies.


HR Overviews You Can Use

Discover what value HR Overviews can add to your work through consumable media that teaches you what you need to know.

Human Resources Employee Relations and Police HR Assignments

A listing of the Human Resources Employee Relations Team and their bureau assignments

2019 Interim Merit Increase Process and Guidelines

City of Portland 2019 Interim Merit Increase Process and Guidelines for Non-Rep Employees

Adoption of Core Values Resolution

Adoption of Anti-Racism, Equity, Transparency, Communication, Collaboration, and Fiscal Responsibility as the Core Values of the City of Portland resolution

Adoption of Juneteenth as an annual Day of Remembrance & six Core Values to guide the City’s decision-making

City of Portland Adoption of Juneteenth as an annual Day of Remembrance and Paid Holiday

IPMA-HR — Agency Award of Excellence 2019

IPMA-HR (International Public Management Association for Human Resources) — Agency Award of Excellence 2019

BHR's Racial Equity Roadmap 2016 – 2021

The Bureau of Human Resources five year roadmap to furthering the Citywide racial equity goals and strategies

New Employee Orientation (NEO)

New Employee Orientation (NEO) for City Employees