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Jeri Hemmer

Jeri joined Oregon State University (OSU) in 2005 the Associate Director for the Employee Relations, Compensation and Classification Team in the Office of Human Resources. Prior to joining OSU, Jeri worked in Oregon State government for seventeen years.  She worked at the Oregon Department of Transportation in progressive roles of responsibility and advanced to the Employee and Labor Relations Manager in 2001. Jeri served eight years at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), and advanced to the Personnel Manager before leaving in 1998.  Jeri also worked at the Employment Division in 1989 and originally started her career with the Department of Education and advanced to the Parole Board before taking a break in her career.

Jeri brings to OSU a broad range of experience in all aspects of Human Resources functions.  Her labor relations experience includes the role of chief negotiator with the Coalition of Graduate Employees using interest-based negotiations principles.  Jeri has responded to grievances, represented each organization at arbitration, processed unit clarifications, and negotiated the first ever contract for DPSST.

Since 2000, Jeri has been a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) through the Society of Human Resources Management. Jeri earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s in Education from Western Oregon University.