2011 ORS § 292.045¹
Annual charitable fund drive program
  • charitable fund drive committee
  • members
  • powers
  • deduction for payment to charitable fund drive program
  • disclosure of administrative costs
  • rules

(1) As used in this section, annual charitable fund drive program means the single, annual, consolidated effort conducted by the charitable fund drive committee appointed under subsection (2) of this section to secure funds from state officers or employees for distribution to organizations engaged in charitable, public health, public welfare or service or similar purposes that directly benefit individuals in this state.

(2)(a) The Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall appoint seven members to a charitable fund drive committee. Each member must be an officer or employee of the State of Oregon. The term of office of a member is two years. A member may be reappointed to one additional term.

(b) The committee shall set policies for and implement an annual charitable fund drive program in the manner described by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services by rule.

(c) With the written approval of the director, the committee may enter into a contract with a charitable fund drive management organization to administer the annual charitable fund drive program. The contract shall include the maximum amount, or percentage rate of contributions, that may be retained by the charitable fund drive management organization as administrative costs, as specified in rules adopted pursuant to subsection (7) of this section.

(3) A state official authorized to disburse funds in payment of salaries or wages of state officers or employees is authorized, upon written request of the officer or employee, to deduct each month from the salary or wages of that officer or employee the amount of money designated by the officer or employee for payment, in the manner designated by the officer or employee, to the annual charitable fund drive program, to a charitable fund drive management organization or directly to an organization that participates in the annual charitable fund drive program.

(4) The state official authorized to disburse funds in payment of salaries or wages shall promptly pay the moneys deducted under this section to the annual charitable fund drive program, to a charitable fund drive management organization or directly to an organization that participates in the annual charitable fund drive program.

(5) Subject to rules adopted by the department, the state official authorized to disburse funds in payment of salaries or wages may prescribe any procedures necessary to carry out this section.

(6) The department shall disclose on its website and in any promotional materials for the annual charitable fund drive program the maximum amount, or percentage rate of contributions, that may be retained as administrative costs by any charitable fund drive management organization that has entered into a contract with the department under subsection (2)(c) of this section.

(7) The department shall adopt rules:

(a) Setting a maximum amount, or percentage rate of contributions, that may be retained as administrative costs by a charitable fund drive management organization under a contract entered into under subsection (2)(c) of this section; and

(b) Listing the specific expenses that may qualify as administrative costs.

(8) In addition to rules adopted under subsection (7) of this section, the department may adopt rules necessary to implement this section. [1955 c.255 §1; 2011 c.497 §1]