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UP named top-ten workplace in Portland

University of Portland has been named a “Top Workplace 2012” and ranked in the top ten of all large workplaces in the Portland metropolitan area, according to a study released by The Oregonian on September 16. UP placed ninth in the “large companies” category, which includes organizations with 500 or more employees.

The results are based on employee surveys that were completed by 111 companies throughout the region and were a part of The Oregonian’s first annual “Top Workplaces” study. The confidential surveys were conducted online by WorkplaceDynamics.

“It is wonderful to be recognized as one of the area’s top workplaces,” said University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. “I am very proud of the efforts put forth every day by our faculty and staff, and it is gratifying to know our employees provided such positive overall feedback. We continuously strive to make UP a top workplace for our employees who do such a wonderful job of providing a positive educational experience for our students.”

This honor is the latest in a series of awards that recognize the University as a quality workplace.

Earlier this summer, the University was named a “gold-level” Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, which recognizes employers who “go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health.” UP was also chosen as one of the “2012 Healthiest Employers of Oregon” by the Portland Business Journal, which highlights employers who demonstrate innovation and leadership through workplace wellness programs.

To learn more about the University of Portland’s workplace initiatives and programs, visit the Department of Human Resources website at

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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