501 SE Hawthorne, Suite 300 Portland OR 97214
(503) 988-5135
FAX: (503) 988-3009 
 


 
Responsibilities

Interpreting labor contracts, rules, policies; collective bargaining, negotiating memoranda; resolving Step 3 grievances; consultation, coaching, and resources for managers and supervisors; reviewing discipline and grievance responses; responding to Union requests; coordinating Countywide layoffs; reviewing KSA requests; administering drug & alcohol policy; managing unemployment claims. 

Who to call in Labor and Employee Relations


 

Steve Herron, LR Director– x84333, steve.herron@multco.us

Contract Maintenance: Local 88 AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Deputy HR Director
  • LR/ER Director
  • LR/ER Strategic Planning
  • Local 88 committees
  • Budget

Cessa Diaz; LR Manager – WorkDay ERP Project through June 2018; cessa.diaz@multco.us

Chris Robasky; LR Manager - ext 87606, chris.robasky@multco.us

Department Portfolio:

  • Department of County Human Services
  • Department of Community Justice
  • District Attorney's Office

Contract Maintenance:

  • Federation of Oregon Parole and Probation Officers (FOPPO)
  • Juvenile Custody Services Specialists Unit (JCSS) AFSCME 88-6
  • Local 88 AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Countywide LR Training
  • Countywide layoff coordinator
  • Local 88 committees
  • Legislation Tracking

Shelly Kent; LR Manager - ext 87609, shellyk@multco.us

Department Portfolio:

  • Department of Community Services
  • Library
  • Sheriff's Office

Contract Maintenance: 

  • Multnomah County Corrections Deputy Association (MCCDA)
  • Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association (MCDSA),
  • Local 88 AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Legislation Tracking
  • Benefits Bargaining and Interpretation
  • Local 88 committees
  • Countywide LR Training

James Opoka; LR Manager – x87605,james.j.opoka@multco.us

Department Portfolio:

  • Department of County Assets
  • Department of County Management
  • Health Department
  • Non-Departmental 

Contract Maintenance:

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorneys Association (MCPAA)
  • Oregon Nurses Association (ONA)
  • Physicians Unit, AFSCME Local 88-2

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Countywide LR Training
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy Administration
  • Personnel Rules

Denise Holtrop; LR Technician – x87598, denise.holtrop@multco.us

Responsibilities:

  • KSA Tracking
  • File Maintenance and Communication
  • Monthly Reports to Bargaining Units
  • Maintain Grievance/Discipline/Bargaining Files & SAP Maintaining
  • Maintain Unemployment, CDL Drug and Alcohol, ADA files
  • Initial Response to Unemployment Claims
  • Local 88 Seniority Lists
  • Staff to committees, producing minutes and reports
  • Maintain labor relations internet and intranet pages and links