HR Partners Network

The HR Partners Network is a group of university employees who are responsible for HR functions within their divisions or departments.  These employees partner with the university’s Human Resource Office to discuss and implement important HR policies and processes.  The network is a way to communicate with central Human Resources, as well as each other, to foster creativity, critical thinking and compliance. Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, at 2:00 PM.  View the meeting schedule below.


Next HR Partners Meeting:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 2:00 PM
Crater Lake Room South, Erb Memorial Union

Monthly Meeting Schedule

HR Partners meetings are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 PM:

Upcoming Meetings:

 July 11, 2018

 Crater Lake Rooms, Erb Memorial Union

 Topic: International Hiring Update

 August 1, 2018

 Room: Performance Hall, Living Learning Center South

 Topic:Year of Collaboration

 September 5, 2018

 Room: Crater Lake Room South, Erb Memorial Union

 Topic: Records Retention Update

 October 3, 2018

 Room: Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union

 Topic: Student Sexual and Gender

 November 7, 2018

 Room: Crater Lake Room South, Erb Memorial Union

Topic: TBD

 December 5, 2018

 Room: Crater Lake Rooms, Erb Memorial Union

 Holiday Meeting

 January 9, 2019

 Room: TBD

 Topic: TBD

HR Advisory Team

The HR Advisory Team members for academic year 2017-2018 have been selected. HR assembled this group in an effort to represent a variety of units/departments, HR-related roles, perspectives and experience. Thank you to all who expressed interest in participating. We appreciate your support.

Team Members:

Connie Brady, Lundquist College of Business, Dean's Office, Associate Dean of Administration
Naomi Crow, Knight Campus, Business Operation Manager
Alicia de Gonzalez, College of Arts and Sciences, Dean's Office, Personnel and Budget Specialist - Social Sciences Division
Amy Green, College of Education, Assistant Director, HR
Jared Haddock, Information Services, Human Resources Manager
Lauren McHolm, Prevention Science Institute, Assistant Director Finance & Administration
Patrick Moore, UO Libraries, Human Resources Manager
Kelly Pembleton, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Chief of Staff
Veronica Ramos Aguilar, Office of Admissions, Assistant Director for Administrative Support
Amanda Rosenberg, Student Life, Executive Assistant
Ray Sykes, School of Journalism & Communication, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Roxi Thoren, College of Design, Associate Dean Academic Affairs


Email Jen Mirabile or contact by phone at 6-2195.

HR Partners

2017 Highlights

Notes and Resources from previous meetings are provided below:

December 6, 2017 Agenda:
  • Year of Connection
  • Employee & Labor Relations Updates
  • 2018 Salary Increase Reminders
  • Talent Acquisition Updates
  • 2018 HR Partner Topics
  • Presentation: TEDTalk
    Margaret Hefferman– Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

Meeting Highlights

PowerPoint Presentation

Featured TEDTalk: Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
Presenter: Margaret Hefferman

November 1,  2017 Agenda:
  • HR Staffing
  • Administrative Leaves/Probationary Periods
  • Talent Acquisition Update
  • HR Partner Announcements
  • Presentation: Employee Assistance Program Resources
    Presenter: Julie Marshall, Ph.D., CEAP, Cascade Centers

Meeting Highlights

PowerPoint Presentation

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Presentation

EAP Services

October 4, 2017


  • HR Partner Announcements
  • HR Staffing
  • Salary Increase and Process
  • Benefits Open Enrollment
  • Compensation Update
  • Recruitment Metrics and Service-Level Timelines
  • Featured Presentation: MyTrack Professional Development Module
  • Presenter: Haley Ruddell, HR System Analyst

Meeting Highlights

PowerPoint Presentation

Learning Management System Presentation

Hire Deadlines for Winter Term

July 2017 HR Partners Table Topic Highlights

September 6, 2017


  • New Staff Introductions
  • Salary Increase and Operations Updates
  • Open Enrollment
  • MyTrack Professional Development Module
  • Recruitment
  • Featured Presentation: Purchasing and Contracting Services
    Speaker: Craig Ashford, Director, Purchasing and Contracting Svcs.



Meeting Highlights

PowerPoint Presentation

Purchasing and Contracting Presentation

Open Enrollment Information

August 2, 2017


  • New HR Advisory Team
  • Legislative Update
  • Banner 9 Upgrade
  • New Hire Set-Up Resources
  • I-9 Form Update
  • Featured Presentation: Employee Leaves
    Presenter: Kenny Ly, Medical Leaves Coordinator



Meeting Highligths

PowerPoint Presentation

Employee Leaves Presentation

Banner 9 Upgrade Project

OA and Classified New Hire Setup Process

June 7, 2017


  • Employee & Labor Relations Update
  • Summer Seminar Series & Work-Life Resources Update     
  • PERS Update
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Featured Presentation: Safety & Workers Comp - What HR Partners Need to Know
    Presenters: Haily Griffith, Occupational Health & Safety, Michelle Gillette, Ergonomics and Trish Lijana, Workers’ Compensation


Meeting Highlights

HR Training in June

HR Partner Meeting PowerPoint

Safety and Risk Presentation

SAIR-Safety Incident or Accident Report

801 Form -Workers Compensation

Medical Transport Options

May 3, 2017


  • SEIU Bargaining
  • PERS Update
  • Career Transition Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Payroll Update
  • Onboarding Portal and Survey Update



May Meeting Highlights

HR Training in May

Confidentiality Presentation

Employee Assistance Program Flyer

Career Transition Flyer

General Counsel -Request a Training

April 4, 2017 Agenda:
  • New Postdoctoral Research Salary –Effective July 1, 2017
  • New Unpaid Appointment Process
  • Faculty Renewals & Summer Appointments
  • Onboarding Updates
  • Talent Acquisition Updates
  • Featured Presentation: International Employees at the University of Oregon
    Presenters: Jennifer Doreen, International Employment Specialist and Kate Comiskey, International Scholar Advisor

April Meeting Highlights

April Meeting Presentation

International Employee Presentation

April Training Opportunities
March 1, 2017 Agenda:
  • HR Year of Connection & OA Policies
  • Information Sessions & Training -Talent Acquisition Team
  • PERS Legislature
  • International Employee Update
  • Featured Presentation: Public Records Office and What HR Partners Need to Know
    Presenter: Lisa Thornton, Public Records Officer


March Meeting Highlights

March Meeting Presentation

MyTrack Position Description Table

Employee& Labor Relations Relations Training Opportunities

Office of Public Records - What HR Partners Need to Know

February 1, 2017 Agenda:
  • OA Policy and HR Updates
  • HR Operations Update
  • Electronically Stored-Information for Departing Employees
  • International Employee Update
  • MyTrack Updates
  • Featured Presentation: UO Internal Auditing– What HR Partners Need to Know
    Presenter: Trisha Burnett, Chief Auditor

February Meeting Highlights

February Meeting Presentation

Office of Internal Audit -What HR Partners Need to Know

January 25, 2017 Agenda:
  • MyTrack Updates
  • Featured Presentation:
    Disability in the Workplace: The Obligation to Accommodate as an Opportunity to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Presenter: Martin Stanberry, AAEO Specialist

January Meeting Highlights

December 7, 2016 HR Holiday Meeting and Call for Topics/Best Practices December -Call for HR Topics and Best Practices


Meeting Highlights & Resources

Notes and Resources from previous meetings are provided below. Highlights from previous
years can be found in the menu on the right.

June 6, 2018

  • CHRO Portfolio Updates
  • OA Policy Updates
  • Office of Civil Rights Compliance
  • PAC Delivery
  • Youth Programs & Compliance
  • Courtesy Appointment Update and Closing

May 2, 2018

  • Student and Graduate Employees
  • HR Operations Updates
    • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Data Collection
    • HR &  Payroll Work Group
    • Position Number Resources

April 4, 2018

  • Oregon Legislative Update
  • HR Staffing Updates
  • Courtesy Renewals
  • Talent Acquisition -Call-In Hours
  • OR CUPA-HR Conference
  •  Fair Share Update

March 7, 2018

  • Presentation: MyTrack Applicant Walk-Through
  • Presenter: Jenna Rakes, Sr. Recruiter
  • HR Leadership Update
  • Position Description Checklist
  • Temporary Agencies
  • Renewal Appointments &
  •  New Hire Deadlines
  • Respectful Workplace Memorandum
  • Tax Witholding Review

February 7, 2018

  • 2018 Year of Collaboration
  • 2017 HR Partner Meeting Report
  • Senate Bill 473 -Data Collection
  • Background Checks
  • Register Guard Advertising
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Hiring
  • PageUp Reporting Features
  • Student Employment Resources

January  10, 2018

  • Supervisor Identification in Banner
  • PAC Pilot
  • Banner 9 is coming
  • MyTrack Information Sessions
  • MyTrack Training Changes
  • Onboarding Resources
  • Electronic W-2s