2017 ORS 240.015¹

As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1) “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Personnel Division.

(2) “Appointing authority” means an officer or agency having power to make appointments to positions in the state service.

(3) “Board” means the Employment Relations Board.

(4) “Class” or “classification” means a group of positions in the state classified service sufficiently alike in duties, authority and responsibilities that the same qualifications may reasonably be required for, and the same schedule of pay can be equitably applied to, all positions in the group.

(5) “Division” means, except in the phrase “division of the service,” the Personnel Division referred to in ORS 240.055 (Personnel Division).

(6) “Division of the service” means a state department or any division or branch thereof, any agency of the state government, or any branch of the state service, all the positions in which are under the same appointing authority.

(7) “Job-sharing position” means a full-time position in the classified service that is classified as one that may be held by more than one individual on a shared time basis whereby the individuals holding the position work less than full-time.

(8) “Regular employee” means an employee who has been appointed to a position in the classified service in accordance with this chapter after completing the trial service period.

(9) “State service” means all offices and positions in the employ of the state other than those of commissioned, warrant and enlisted personnel in the military and naval services thereof. However, as provided in ORS 396.330 (Employees of military department), the term includes members of the Oregon National Guard or Oregon Civil Defense Force who are not serving pursuant to provisions of Title 10 or 32 of the United States Code and who are employed as state employees in the Oregon Military Department. [Amended by 1959 c.690 §1; 1969 c.80 §30; 1975 c.147 §9; 1979 c.302 §4; 1979 c.468 §4a; 1995 c.114 §1; 2005 c.22 §182; 2017 c.472 §2]

Completed Cita­tions

Beistel v. Pub. Employe Rela­tions Bd., 6 Or App 115, 486 P2d 1305 (1971)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Appointing authority of Director of Transporta­tion, (1975) Vol 37, p 336; appointing authority of Director of Commerce, (1975) Vol 37, p 494

Chapter 240

Notes of Decisions

Effect of Public Employes Rela­tions Act is to modify authority of Personnel Division so that, while division retains responsibility for es­tab­lishing general job salary grades and classifica­tions, specific salary within each range which is paid to employe in public employe bargaining unit is subject to negotia­tion or arbitra­tion under terms of ORS chapter 243. AFSCME v. Executive Dept., 52 Or App 457, 628 P2d 1228 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Completed Cita­tions

Beistel v. Pub. Employe Rela­tions Bd., 6 Or App 115, 486 P2d 1305 (1971)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Changing regular eight-hour day and 40-hour week without overtime pay, (1972) Vol 35, p 1291; state agencies paying carpooling employes’ parking fees, (1974) Vol 36, p 1015; uniform collective bargaining agree­ments for like classes of employes, (1978) Vol 38, p 1694; employe classifica­tion of deputy public defenders, (1979) Vol 39, p 726

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 38 (1971); 16 WLR 341 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 240—State Personnel Relations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors240.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 240, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano240.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.