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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




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SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships

The SHRM Foundation will award 185 scholarships in 2016  to assist  HR professionals in obtaining their SHRM certification. SHRM members may apply for this $750 award to support their pursuit of professional SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

New for 2016! Two rounds of scholarships will be awarded, one in the spring and one in the fall.  


Upcoming Events

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  • August 3, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Central Willamette Community Credit Union, 7101 Supra Drive SW, Albany 97321

    Recent employment law changes affect ALL Oregon employers. In this informative session, the Technical Assistance for Employers trainer will cover the following new laws which become effective in 2016 or which will be effective in 2017.

    • Oregon Sick Time
    • Oregon Minimum Wage
    • "Ban the Box"
    • ...
  • August 10, 2016 - 7:30am
    Mennonite village, - Chapel. 5353 Columbus St SE. Albany, OR 97322

    Join us for the August Membership Meeting presented by Creative Solutions & Visions a labor relations consulting company specializing in employer support with unions. 

    During the presentation learn

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  • September 7, 2016 (All day) to September 9, 2016 (All day)
    Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 637-1020

    As business moves forward in today’s modern economy our role in HR is increasingly complex, challenging, and critical to the success of our organizations.  HR has become a...

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    July MHRA Meeting

    Preventing Workplace Violence:  A Look at Employer Obligations and Effective Policies & Procedures


    with Kyle Abraham and Josephine Ko of Barran Liebman


    Incidents of workplace violence are an unfortunate reality.  The question is not “will an incident occur?” but “where will the next incident occur?”  If an incident were to occur at your place of work, do you and your employees know how to respond? 

    Employers may not possess the power to fix the social forces contributing to workplace violence, but through responsible policies they can control and mitigate the effect of workplace violence.  In fact, employers even have some legal responsibility to do so. Laws require employers to establish programs for high-risk occupations, and high-profile litigation shows the industry standard of care is still evolving.  This presentation is intended to provide attendees with a broad understanding of legal principles surrounding workplace violence as well as key components of an effective workplace violence prevention policy. 

    Mennonite village, - Chapel 5353 Columbus Street Southeast, Albany, OR 97322