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The following are the purposes and objectives of PSHRA:

  • To promote excellence through ongoing development of both professional and personal career development.
  • To enhance the image of human resource professionals by recognizing their contributions to public service.
  • To foster fairness and equity by promoting application of merit principles and equal opportunity.
  • To promote communication and sharing of information among human resource professionals.

Benefits of National Membershipconference attendee

  • Get member-only savings on all conferences and education, including hot-topic webinars and online courses specifically developed for public sector HR professionals, by public sector HR professionals.
  • Earn the most recognized and respected public sector HR certification, IPMA-CP or
  • Receive trusted insight and information through our wide range of publications, including weekly, monthly and quarterly publications focused on the unique issues and atmosphere of public sector HR.
  • Get exclusive access to an Online Member’s Area where you can access resources, tools, news, networking, legislative updates, discussion groups and more.
  • Search more than 500 sample policies created and used by PSHRA members. 
  • Gain access to full annual surveys focusing on performance management, compensation, health care cost containment and more.
  • Get free access to live expert-led webinars, as well as unlimited access to the archived library of past webinars.
  • Stay on top of the latest federal legislation with PSHRA official comment letters, issue briefs and monthly Washington Updates.
  • Gain access to colleagues around the world with an Online Membership Directory.
  • Participate in PSHRA national committees.

Benefits of Local Chapter Membership

  • Keep informed of current and emergent topics important to local public sector HR professionals
  • Discounts on training seminars and other events.
  • Access to our website, including our chapter membership directory,
  • Networking opportunities–your membership enables you to share your professional expertise with others and glean knowledge from others expertise.
  • Your membership helps us to understand and meet your needs.
  • Your membership is an opportunity to help contribute to your professional community by volunteering on an committee, helping with a workshop, or assuming a role on the board.

Individuals can join for the first time or renew existing chapter membership through this page, and pay your fees by credit/debit card.

Agency memberships for multiple staff members for a public agency or jurisdiction are also available. Agency membership fees depend on how many individuals are covered, and at least one of the covered members must be a member of PSHRA. For 2023-2024, agency rates are $150 for 3-6 members, $200 for 7-12 members, and $250 for 13-20 members.  To add or change an agency membership, please send an email to:

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Public Sector HR Association Oregon is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax ID #45-5602679. 

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