Chapter 243 Public Employee Rights and Benefits

Life Insurance for Police and Firefighters

§ 243.005 Definitions for ORS 243.005 to 243.045
§ 243.015 Life insurance for police and firefighters
§ 243.025 Issuance of $10,000 life insurance certificate
§ 243.035 Premiums and administrative costs to be budgeted and paid by public employers
§ 243.045 Police and firefighters considered common group for certain purposes
§ 243.055 Exemption from requirements of ORS 243.005 to 243.045 for certain public employers

Public Employees' Benefit Board

§ 243.061 Public Employees' Benefit Board
§ 243.066 Officers

Benefit Plans

Generally

§ 243.105 Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285
§ 243.107 Employees of institutions of higher education eligible to participate in benefit plan
§ 243.125 Powers and duties of board
§ 243.135 Health benefit plans for public employees
§ 243.140 Health benefit and dental plans for persons operating foster homes
§ 243.145 Board authority with respect to health benefit plans
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Miscellaneous

§ 243.221 Options that may be offered under flexible benefit plan
§ 243.223 Rules for flexible benefit plans
§ 243.252 Payment of cost for retired employee
§ 243.275 Additional benefit plans authorized
§ 243.285 Salary deductions

Long Term Care Insurance

§ 243.291 Plan eligibility
§ 243.296 Board to develop method to make plan available

Retirees

§ 243.302 Grouping retired and nonretired employees for health insurance coverage

Local Government Health Coverage Contracts

§ 243.303 Local government authority to make health care insurance coverage available to retired officers and employees, spouses and children

Affirmative Action

§ 243.305 Policy of affirmative action and fair and equal employment opportunities and advancement
§ 243.315 Director of Affirmative Action

Leaves of Absence for Athletic Competition

§ 243.325 "Public employee" defined
§ 243.330 Leaves of absence for athletic competition
§ 243.335 Reimbursement to public employer

Smoking in State Offices

§ 243.345 Smoking in places of state employment
§ 243.350 Personnel Division rules restricting smoking in places of state employment

Deferred Compensation Plans

Definitions

§ 243.401 Definitions for ORS 243.401 to 243.507

Deferred Compensation Fund

§ 243.411 Deferred Compensation Fund
§ 243.416 State Treasurer as fund custodian
§ 243.421 Investment program for fund
§ 243.426 Accounts
§ 243.428 Forfeited payments

State Deferred Compensation Plan

§ 243.435 Plan contents
§ 243.440 Salary reduction for deferred compensation plan
§ 243.445 Employee choice of plans
§ 243.450 Disclosure statement
§ 243.460 Effect of deferred compensation on current taxable income and on retirement programs
§ 243.465 Rollover distribution of deferred amounts to beneficiary
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Local Government Deferred Compensation Plans

§ 243.474 Investment of local government plan assets through investment program
§ 243.476 Compliance with federal requirements
§ 243.478 Plan administration agreements

Immunities

§ 243.482 Immunity of governmental agencies from liability for plan administration or investment of funds

Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee

§ 243.505 Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee

Payment of Deferred Compensation to Alternate Payee

§ 243.507 Payment of deferred compensation to alternate payee under judgment or order

Dependent Care Assistance Plan

§ 243.550 Dependent care assistance plan

Expense Reimbursement Plan

§ 243.555 Definitions for ORS 243.555 to 243.575
§ 243.560 Rulemaking
§ 243.565 Administration of plan
§ 243.570 Compensation reduction agreement
§ 243.575 Computation of retirement and pension benefits
§ 243.585 Accounting system allowances for dedication of salary

Collective Bargaining

Generally

§ 243.650 Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782
§ 243.656 Policy statement
§ 243.662 Rights of public employees to join labor organizations
§ 243.666 Certified or recognized labor organization as exclusive employee group representative

Unfair Labor Practices

§ 243.672 Unfair labor practices
§ 243.676 Processing of unfair labor practice complaints

Representation Matters

§ 243.682 Representation questions
§ 243.686 Representation elections
§ 243.692 Limitation on successive representation elections

Bargaining; Mediation; Fact Finding

§ 243.696 State agency representatives in bargaining
§ 243.698 Expedited bargaining process
§ 243.702 Renegotiation of invalid provisions in agreements
§ 243.706 Agreement may provide for grievance and other disputes to be resolved by binding arbitration or other resolution process
§ 243.712 Mediation upon failure to agree after 150-day period
§ 243.716 Use of volunteers not contracting out for services
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Strikes

§ 243.726 Public employee strikes
§ 243.732 Refusal to cross picket line as prohibited strike
§ 243.736 Strikes by certain emergency and public safety personnel
§ 243.738 Strikes by employees of mass transit districts, transportation districts and municipal bus systems

Arbitration

§ 243.742 Binding arbitration when strike prohibited
§ 243.746 Selection of arbitrator
§ 243.752 Arbitration decision final
§ 243.756 Employment conditions during arbitration
§ 243.762 Alternative arbitration procedure under collective bargaining agreement

Miscellaneous

§ 243.766 Board duties in administration of collective bargaining laws
§ 243.772 Effect of collective bargaining laws on local charters and ordinances
§ 243.776 Rights and responsibilities of public employees
§ 243.778 Student representation when bargaining unit includes higher education faculty
§ 243.782 Representation by counsel authorized

Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education Employees

§ 243.800 Optional retirement plan for certain academic and administrative higher education employees

Tax Sheltered Annuities for Educational Employees

§ 243.820 Agreement for payment of annuity premium or investment in stock of regulated investment company
§ 243.830 Effect of agreement on retirement contributions and benefits

Coaches Plan

§ 243.850 Qualified football coaches plan

Oregon Educators Benefit Board

§ 243.860 Definitions for ORS 243.860 to 243.886
§ 243.862 Oregon Educators Benefit Board
§ 243.864 Duties
§ 243.866 Benefit plans
§ 243.868 Benefit plans for other than health and dental benefits
§ 243.870 Long term care benefit plans
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Temporary Provisions Relating to Task Force on Educator Health Benefits Are Compiled As Notes Following Ors 243.886

Higher Education Supplemental Retirement Benefits

§ 243.910 Definitions for ORS 243.910 to 243.945
§ 243.920 Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits
§ 243.930 Board contributions
§ 243.935 Employer assumption of full amount of employee contributions
§ 243.940 Employee election
§ 243.945 Employees not eligible for assistance

Public Safety Memorial Fund

§ 243.950 Public Safety Memorial Fund
§ 243.952 Public Safety Memorial Fund Board
§ 243.954 Definitions for ORS 243.954 to 243.974
§ 243.956 Eligibility for benefits from fund
§ 243.958 Initial application for benefits
§ 243.959 Supplemental application for benefits
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Source:
Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 243—Public Employee Rights and Benefits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­243.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).