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  • Register NOW for the 2016 LGPI Annual Conference!

    Please join us for the 41st Annual LGPI Conference in Salem. Registration is now open and we invite you to sign up soon to take advantage of our regular rates which will end August 10.  

    This year's Conference is on August 17-18 at the beautiful Salem Convention Center. We've got a strong lineup of presenters and a great variety of topics; you can find details and a complete event schedule here.  

    The LGPI Conference is customized for managers, supervisors, and other administrators at the leading edge of Oregon's local governments. When it comes to today's complex personnel and labor issues, LGPI provides the comprehensive information you need to make informed decisions.  

    We look forward to seeing you at the Conference in August! 

    Oregon’s LGPI wants to hear from you!


    The LGPI Board of Directors has commissioned an online Customer Survey that will be e-mailed to cities, counties and special districts very soon.  Thanks to you, LGPI is growing and wants to continue to provide the services and expertise you need to be successful. We can only truly be successful if we provide timely, responsive and affordable services that help you.  Please look for an e-mail from National Research Center, Inc. arriving soon and please take a few minutes to complete the survey.   

    For those who complete the survey, LGPI is having a drawing for 2 free registrations to the 41st Annual LGPI Conference. The conference is August 17 and 18 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon. The LGPI Annual Conference is one of the most popular and informative public sector conferences in Oregon. It is a $285 value for members and a $385 value for non-members.  Complete the survey and get a chance to win!

    Oregon’s Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI) was founded in 1971 as a joint venture between the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) to serve Oregon’s cities, counties and special districts.  LGPI exclusively serves Oregon’s local governments and is uniquely qualified to provide public sector expertise in labor relations, human resources, arbitrations, classification/compensation and more at truly affordable rates.

    About LGPI

    The Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI) is an ORS 190 public agency that offers Human Resources and Labor Relations assistance to cities, counties, and special districts throughout Oregon.

    We were founded in 1971 as a joint venture between the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). LGPI is governed by a eight-member Board of Directors and employs full- and part-time staff members.

    LGPI members rest easy knowing that knowledgeable, passionate, practical, and professional help is just a phone call or email away when it is most needed. LGPI members receive no-cost technical assistance, and a discounted rate on LGPI consulting services, including Labor Relations representation, HR assistance, background & internal affairs investigations, training, and so much more. Oregon's local governments have saved thousands of dollars employing our expert advice to avert crises and to handle their everyday needs in Labor Relations and Human Resources.

    Our HR experts conduct salary surveys, classification and compensation studies, write job descriptions, and answer tough HR dilemmas. If you need help dealing with an employee issue, or if you're looking for representation in union negotiations, our experienced Labor Relations consultants are your best choice. Our consultants travel across the state to assist our members whenever it's needed.

    Cities, counties, special districts, councils of government, community colleges, and other local governments all benefit from our services.

    Use this website to learn about our services and the benefits of LGPI membership. Then give us a call to find out how we can help you!

    Your LGPI Membership! 

    LGPI is pleased to welcome our members back for another great year of service, education, and advocacy. Our labor lawyers, analysts, and investigators provide the best public-sector services in Oregon, including labor relations, human resources, arbitrations, classification/compensation, investigations, and more at truly affordable rates.

    Your LGPI membership provides additional year-round benefits, including:

    ·        No-Cost Technical Assistance: Any of your management staff can take advantage of this valuable service. If you’ve got a question, need clarification, or just want advice before you take action, don’t hesitate to call or email LGPI; our experts will provide quality assistance at no charge.

    ·        Monthly Newsletter: Our newsletter is a great resource to keep your management team up to date on the latest human resources and labor relations issues.

    ·        Members-Only Website: At, your staff can find exclusive information, including hundreds of labor contracts from other local governments and an archive of LGPI newsletters.

    ·        Discounted Conference Registration: As an LGPI member, your employees receive lower rates for registration. Join us August 17 & 18, 2016 at the Salem Convention Center for the best public-sector education available.

    Employees are one of your most valuable assets, and LGPI is the best tool to help manage that resource.