ORS 292.961¹
Pay Equity Adjustment Fund
  • use
  • priority
  • review of distribution by legislative body

(1) There is created a Pay Equity Adjustment Fund. Any moneys appropriated for pay equity adjustment purposes shall be applied as a first priority to compensation adjustments for the most undervalued jobs in the lowest salary ranges.

(2) For the biennium beginning July 1, 1987, the pay equity adjustment priority described in this section shall include all classes and class series which are 15 percent or more below the male payline of December 1985 and begin at a rate equal to or less than Standard Salary Range 19 of the Executive Department Unrepresented Compensation Plan in effect on July 1, 1986. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall determine corresponding equivalent salary ranges for the compensation plans applicable to the legislative and judicial branches of government.

(3) The distribution of funds to each employee bargaining unit and unrepresented employees by this section shall be determined by collective bargaining agreement or by compensation plan in accordance with the priority described in subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Pay equity wage adjustments authorized by ORS 240.190 (Policy on comparability of value of work and compensation and classification) and 292.951 (Definitions for ORS 292.951 to 292.971) to 292.971 (Job Evaluation Teams) shall be in addition to any general salary adjustments authorized by the Legislative Assembly.

(5) No employee shall have wages decreased as a result of implementation of this section.

(6) The appropriate legislative body shall review the distribution process described in subsection (3) of this section prior to the expenditure of funds appropriated or authorized by ORS 240.190 (Policy on comparability of value of work and compensation and classification) and 292.951 (Definitions for ORS 292.951 to 292.971) to 292.971 (Job Evaluation Teams). [1987 c.772 §5]

Note: See note under 292.951 (Definitions for ORS 292.951 to 292.971).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 292—Salaries and Expenses of State Officers and Employees, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors292.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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