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October 13, 2017 DC SHRM Monthly Meeting Minutes

    October 13, 2017

    Douglas County SHRM Meeting Minutes

    October 13th, 2017

    Cow Creek Government Offices

    8:15am - 9:30am


    Attendees: Jordan Acree, Ashley Anderson, Hallie Clark, Mary Heilner, Dave Johansen, Jonda Lorenson, Susan Marical, Kelley Plueard, and Joe Pospisil.

    Kelley Plueard, DC SHRM President-Elect, called the meeting to order and conducted introductions later in the meeting.

    Secretary Report

    Copies of September minutes were distributed. Joe made a motion to accept the minutes. Hallie seconded. All were in favor.

    Treasurer Report

           Susan presented the Treasurer Report:

    4439.34    Beginning balance

      + 2906.63    Credits (Emp Law Conf, SHRM state support, ND check from state)

      -  2044.08    Debits (S.O. Trade Expo sponsor fee, Emp Law Conf catering, BOLI Law

                         Conf fee – Board Member and BOLI Seminar fee)

    5301.89    Subtotal - Current balance in Banner Bank

      + 2523.01    Umpqua Bank Account.

        7824.90     Total


    Old Business

    Employment Law Conference

    • 8:30am-11:30am - Chet Nakada, Training and Development Specialist Bureau of Labor and Industries presents “Effective Supervisory Practices and quick legislative update.”

      2)   1:00pm-2:30pm - Kyle Abraham, Attorney at Law, Barran Liebman LLP presents “A Post-Election Landscape of Traditional Labor Law: New Developments under a Trump Board?”

         - Good Conference – positive responses, great information, maybe switch order of

         speakers, good food (lots left over)


    New Business

    • Elections – an email will be sent out for nominations. Secretary position will be open for the coming year.
    • Kyle Abraham donated his services. That money will be used as our fund-raising event for this year.  The money goes to the SHRM National Foundation.
    • Southern Oregon Trade Event at 7F – well-run and impressive
      • DC SHRM – next year will have banner, more literature, recruitment materials, communication of resume writing and interviewing skills available, etc.
    • “Douglas County Economic Update and Characteristics of Difficult-to-Fill Job Vacancies” presented by Kale Donnelly, Workforce Analyst, Oregon Employment Department.
      • Consider demographics – 9% increase in population since 2000

        75+     11%

        55-75  30%

        35-54  23%

        20-34  15%

        19+      21%

    • 5.3% Unemployment – employment levels are gaining momentum.  97% of peak employment.  Rural Oregon has not recovered.  Those needing a shot in the arm are healthcare and construction.  Shortage of nurses and Nursing Assistants.  Trend will be to hire nurses with BAs. Greatest recovery is lower-wage industries.
    • Difficult-to-Fill – lack of applicants, lack of qualified applicants, working conditions, low wages.  DC is 2nd in Oregon in difficult to fill.
    1. 68% require no education post high school
    2. 3 out of 5 require previous experience (3 to 5 years)
    3. 50% pay less than $15 an hour


    Meeting Adjourned – Kelley closed meeting.  

    Good of the Order

    The next DC SHRM member meeting is November 10th.


    Respectfully submitted,

    Dave Johansen

    DC SHRM Secretary