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Welcome to the Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association (MHRA)

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Our 90+ members represent a variety of businesses and industries in the greater Linn and Benton Counties.  We are a SHRM 100% Chapter which means our local chapter members are also members of SHRM.  Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Click here for information on joining our chapter, as well as national membership information.  We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

 Visit our Meetings & Events page for information on our next Chapter Meeting. Also visit our Sponsors page as they have generously assisted us in advancing the HR profession.





We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event




A Big Thanks to This Month’s Sponsor


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  • March 9, 2016 - 7:15am
    Mennonite village, - Chapel. 5353 Columbus St SE. Albany, OR 97322


  • April 13, 2016 - 7:30am
    Mennonite village, - Chapel. 5353 Columbus St SE. Albany, OR 97322

    More Information to come!

  • May 11, 2016 - 6:45pm
    Mennonite village, - Chapel. 5353 Columbus St SE. Albany, OR 97322

    More information to come.

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    MHRA NOW HAS A NEW MEETING SPOT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015.  We are excited about our new meeting location of the Mennonite Village.  We will meet in the Administration Building.  We will be meeting in the Chapel which is just the right of the entrance and their reception center. The Mennonite Home address is: 

    5353 Columbus St SE
    Albany, OR 97322-7136


    March MHRA Meeting


    Join us for a morning with Krishna Balasubramani who will focus on the Bermuda Triangle of ADA/FMLA/OFLA/WC with emphasis on (1) how to conduct the interactive process (2) what should be in the job description/analysis (3) how to communicate with medical provider (4) how to communicate with employee.  Followed by Case Studies regarding interactive process;accommodation obligations; job analysis frustrations; and other difficult scenarios that from which lessons can be learned.

    Attorney Krishna Balasubramani is a partner with Sather, Byerly and Holloway.  Prior to joining the firm, Krishna was a pro tem Administrative Law Judge for the Workers’ Compensation Board. He also worked at SAFECO Insurance and Stoel Rives, LLP. Krishna joined Sather, Byerly & Holloway, LLP in 1996 and became a partner in 2000. Krishna is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. He assists employers and insurers in Oregon and Washington with workers’ compensation and employment related matters. Krishna defends employers in connection with workers’ compensation, OSHA and general employment matters. He works closely with human resource managers, loss prevention managers, safety directors and claims adjusters to manage pre-litigation situations or to handle the litigation.


    Where: Mennonite Village - 5353 Columbus St SE. Chapel. Albany, OR 97322
    Cost: MHRA members- $22.09, Non-members -$32.64
    To RSVP: