Diversity included in criteria for filling certain vacancies
(1) In filling a vacancy on any new or existing appointive state board, commission, committee or council established by statute, if the vacancy is to be filled by a person who is not employed full-time and who is compensated as provided under ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions), the appointing authority shall include in the criteria for appointment, but need not limit the criteria to, the degree to which the candidate will contribute to one or more of the following:
(a) Diversity of viewpoint;
(b) Demographic variety reflecting the racial and gender population of the state or the region of appointment; and
(c) Remediation of existing disparities between the number of qualified applicants of one race or gender and the number of members of such groups serving on the board, commission, committee or council.
(2) The appointing authority for boards, commissions, committees and councils described under subsection (1) of this section shall report annually to the office of the Governor specifying the efforts taken to comply with this section and the result of those efforts. [1997 c.539 §1]
Note: 236.115 (Diversity included in criteria for filling certain vacancies) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 236 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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