2013 ORS § 292.044¹
Deduction by employees of public universities for payment to nonprofit organization
  • approval by governing board

(1) As used in this section:

(a) Employee means officers, faculty, teachers, instructors and other employees of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).

(b) Nonprofit organization means an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2)(a) The Chancellor of the Oregon University System or a designee of the chancellor may approve a written request made by a public university or office, department or activity under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Higher Education, in which an employee of the public university or office, department or activity may designate an amount from the salary or wages of the employee for payment to a qualifying nonprofit organization. A request made to the chancellor under this section must identify the nonprofit organization to whom payments would be made.

(b) The governing board of a public university with a governing board listed in ORS 352.054 (List of universities with governing boards) may approve a written request made by the university or office, department or activity under the boards jurisdiction, in which an employee of the university or office, department or activity may designate an amount from the salary or wages of the employee for payment to a qualifying nonprofit organization. A request made under this section must identify the nonprofit organization to whom payments would be made.

(3) Upon written approval and a written request of an employee of the public university or office, department or activity to which the approval applies, the state official within the Oregon University System or public university with a governing board listed in ORS 352.054 (List of universities with governing boards) authorized to disburse funds in payment of salaries or wages shall deduct from the salary or wages of the employee the amount of money designated by the employee for payment to the nonprofit organization.

(4) The moneys deducted from the salaries or wages under subsection (3) of this section shall be paid over promptly to the nonprofit organization.

(5) The Oregon University System and the governing board of a public university with a governing board listed in ORS 352.054 (List of universities with governing boards) shall prescribe procedures for determining whether an organization qualifies as a nonprofit organization under this section. [2009 c.251 §1; 2011 c.637 §100; 2013 c.768 §131]

Note: The amendments to 292.044 (Deduction by employees of public universities for payment to nonprofit organization) by section 131, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 171, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

292.044 (Deduction by employees of public universities for payment to nonprofit organization). (1) As used in this section:

(a) Employee means officers, faculty, teachers, instructors and other employees of the Oregon University System as described in ORS 352.002 (Public universities).

(b) Nonprofit organization means an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) The Chancellor of the Oregon University System or a designee of the chancellor may approve a written request made by a public university or office, department or activity under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Higher Education, in which an employee of the public university or office, department or activity may designate an amount from the salary or wages of the employee for payment to a qualifying nonprofit organization. A request made to the chancellor under this section must identify the nonprofit organization to whom payments would be made.

(3) Upon written approval of the chancellor or of a designee of the chancellor and a written request of an employee of the public university or office, department or activity to which the approval applies, the state official within the Oregon University System authorized to disburse funds in payment of salaries or wages shall deduct from the salary or wages of the employee the amount of money designated by the employee for payment to the nonprofit organization.

(4) The moneys deducted from the salaries or wages under subsection (3) of this section shall be paid over promptly to the nonprofit organization.

(5) The Chancellor of the Oregon University System or a designee of the chancellor shall prescribe procedures for determining whether an organization qualifies as a nonprofit organization under this section.

Note: 292.044 (Deduction by employees of public universities for payment to nonprofit organization) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 292 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.