HR Community of Practice

Who We Are

The HR Community of Practice is a group of university employees engaged in meaningful human resources (HR) work. The group functions with shared responsibility for HR, topical knowledge, specific competencies, and a focus on inclusion and collaboration.

HR practitioners, professionals, and University HR have unique, interdependent roles to play to ensure the HR work is accomplished at the University of Oregon. Varied perspectives and partnerships bring strength to our overall practice.

  • HR professionals and practitioners working in University HR are accountable for providing university-wide perspective, strategy, and leadership; determining overall equitable and consistent processes; focus on continuous improvement; and delivering accessible training, resources, and guidance to support all.
  • HR professionals and practitioners working in units are accountable for support of university-wide policy and process; understanding of unit-based mission, process, and policy; engaging with and directing to resources and training; identifying issues and concerns that would benefit from consultation with University HR; and an investment in continuous improvement.

Together HR professionals and practitioners work to foster creativity, critical thinking, and compliance.  Our intention is to reduce duplication of efforts, increase efficiencies, grow education and knowledge, and continue to build and improve our HR competencies

The HR Community of Practice group meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month, at 2:00 PM - except for adjustments due to holidays. 

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Next HR Community of Practice meeting:

Wednesday, March 6, 2 pm - 3 pm, Zoom virtual meeting
The Zoom link will be sent to HR Partners via UO email.

The meeting presentation will be available on the Meeting Highlights web page the day before the scheduled meeting.

HR Community of Practice Training Program

University Human Resources has developed a training program specifically for the HR Community of Practice to provide HR practitioners and professionals with the needed knowledge and skills to perform effectively. HR practitioners and professionals need to possess technical HR expertise, an understanding of supervisory practices and management principles, and the ability to advance diversity and inclusion efforts in order to be successful in their roles. The HRCP program focuses on knowledge areas and targets skills in the following content areas - recruitment, employee and labor relations, operations, benefits, employee engagement, and leadership.

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Monthly Meeting Schedule

HR Community of Practice meetings are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 PM and are hosted virtually via the Zoom video platform. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to HR Partners in the meeting reminder email. The meeting presentation will be available on the Meeting Highlights web page the day before the scheduled meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

March 6, 2024

April 3, 2024

May 1, 2024

June 5, 2024