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OPPIA is optimistic that performance can be improved. Because the world changes rapidly, the public sector should spend significant effort on continuous improvement.


We believe:
  • There are many different improvement methodologies, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

  • Any effort towards improvement should first focus on principles, followed by the practical application of tools.

  • Improvement should be viewed as a culture change driven by leadership.

  • OPPIA wants you to join us on this journey.

Our goals are to:
  • Facilitate a common understanding of performance improvement measurement best practices.

  • Provide resources to assist with the improvement of performance management skills.

  • Foster open discussion of credible performance information with interested citizens on how to improve public sector performance between interested public employees and Oregon citizens on how to improve government performance.

  • Provide collaborative venues for performance management improvement practitioners to share their experiences and collaborate on solutions to the performance challenges facing their organizations.

  • Provide access to information and other resources to enhance organizational performance improvement skills and education.

  • Offer quality training opportunities relevant to a diverse range of public sector employees and citizens from organizations at all stages of maturity in implementing performance management systems.


  • OPPIA will be composed of individuals representing a variety of citizens, organizations, and agencies, who are interested or engaged in public performance improvement, management, or measurement, regardless of the person’s race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or national origin.

  • A member may be removed by a 2/3 majority vote of the executive committee. A member may appeal the removal at the annual meeting.


The ability to share knowledge and pool resources is fundamental for members, enabling them to keep up to date in a field that is developing and moving at a rapid rate.


Members can join the OPPIA listserv which sends out periodic emails discussing relevant practices and research in performance improvement. The emails also share information on upcoming events including the OPPIA annual conference and the Lunch and Learns. 

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