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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Our Services

The Bureau of Human Resources provides strategic leadership and management for city-wide human resources systems, including;

 Much of BHR’s work and services is mandated by City Charter or City Code.


Need to speak to a BHR employee right away? Call the Bureau of Human Resources front desk at 503-823-3572 during regular business hours.

Connect with BHR on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter!

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Employment Verification -
Workforce Recruitment -
 Health and Financial Benefits - and (503) 865-3270 (FAX)
HR and Payroll Services - (503) 865-3289 (FAX)
General Inquiries - (503) 823-3572 and (503) 865-3289 (FAX)

Adoption of Core Values Resolution

Adoption of Anti-Racism, Equity, Transparency, Communication, Collaboration, and Fiscal Responsibility as the Core Values of the City of Portland resolution

Adoption of Juneteenth as an annual Day of Remembrance & six Core Values to guide the City’s decision-making

City of Portland Adoption of Juneteenth as an annual Day of Remembrance and Paid Holiday


Anti-racism resources for city employees

IPMA-HR — Agency Award of Excellence 2019

IPMA-HR (International Public Management Association for Human Resources) — Agency Award of Excellence 2019

Labor Relations

City of Portland, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor Relations unit: provides advice, counsel and training of employment-related issues.

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Additional contact information for the Bureau of Human Resources

Strategic Support

City of Portland, Bureau of Human Resources, Strategic Support unit; annual report archives, Civil Service Board, employee wage data, FMLA Coordinator Contact List, Strategic Plan