2011 ORS § 183.605¹
Office of Administrative Hearings

(1) The Office of Administrative Hearings is established within the Employment Department. The office shall be managed by the chief administrative law judge appointed under ORS 183.610 (Chief administrative law judge). The office shall make administrative law judges available to agencies under ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings) to 183.690 (Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee). Administrative law judges assigned from the office under ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings) to 183.690 (Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee) may:

(a) Conduct contested case proceedings on behalf of agencies in the manner provided by ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings) to 183.690 (Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee);

(b) Perform such other services, as may be requested by an agency, that are appropriate for the resolution of disputes arising out of the conduct of agency business; and

(c) Perform such other duties as may be authorized under ORS 183.605 (Office of Administrative Hearings) to 183.690 (Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee).

(2) All persons serving as administrative law judges in the office must meet the standards and training requirements of ORS 183.680 (Standards and training program).

(3) The Employment Department shall provide administrative services to the Office of Administrative Hearings, including budget services, accounting services, procurement services, contracting services, human resources services and information technology services. The services must be provided in a manner that is consistent with law, rules and state policies. The Office of Administrative Hearings shall reimburse the Employment Department for the costs of the services provided. [1999 c.849 §3; 2003 c.75 §2; 2009 c.866 §5]