ORS 421.362¹
Continuation of employment of certain Department of Corrections employees
  • alternative retirement programs

(1) All persons employed by the Department of Corrections in inmate work programs on December 2, 1999, shall be offered continuation of their employment with Oregon Corrections Enterprises. Those employees who continue employment with Oregon Corrections Enterprises shall retain their Public Employees Retirement System status granted prior to December 2, 1999. The terms and conditions of the continued employment shall be determined by the administrator. The terms and conditions of employment for Oregon Corrections Enterprises employees who may become represented for collective bargaining in the appropriate bargaining unit shall be determined in accordance with ORS 243.650 (Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782) to 243.782 (Representation by counsel authorized), except for ORS 243.696 (State agency representatives in bargaining). For purposes of collective bargaining, the appropriate bargaining unit shall be a separate unit composed exclusively of Oregon Corrections Enterprises employees.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS chapter 237, Oregon Corrections Enterprises may offer to its employees alternative retirement programs in addition to the Public Employees Retirement System. [1999 c.955 §13]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 421—Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors421.­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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