2017 ORS 240.185¹
Maximum number of state employees
  • applicability
  • exceptions

(1) On and after January 1, 2018, the number of persons employed by the state may not exceed one percent of the state’s population of the prior year.

(2) The population figure shall be that required by ORS 190.510 (Definitions for ORS 190.510 to 190.610) to 190.610 (State census program).

(3) This section applies to all full-time equivalent budgeted positions.

(4) This section does not apply to the Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, the Supreme Court or the Legislative Assembly in the conduct of duties vested in any of them by the Oregon Constitution. However, this exception applies only to the office of the Governor and not to the executive branch of government.

(5) This section does not apply to personnel who administer unemployment insurance benefits programs of the Employment Department, to personnel who administer programs required to be implemented as a condition for the continued certification of the Employment Division Law by the United States Secretary of Labor or to personnel who administer programs implemented by the United States Department of Labor under federal law if the state is required to enter into contracts to provide such programs.

(6) In order to assess the effect of subsection (1) of this section, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services by December 31 of each even-numbered year shall conduct a workload analysis of each state agency, regardless of whether the agency is exempt from the application of subsection (1) of this section. The workload analysis of each agency shall be submitted to the Legislative Assembly prior to its convening in the subsequent odd-numbered year regular session and shall accompany the agency’s budget request before the Joint Ways and Means Committee. [1979 c.604 §1; 1983 c.340 §1; 1989 c.863 §1; 2009 c.762 §49; 2011 c.545 §17; 2015 c.767 §63; 2017 c.746 §4]

Note: 240.185 (Maximum number of state employees) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 240 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

CATEGORIES OF SERVICE; CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLANS

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Higher Educa­tion service per­sonnel budget under services and supplies category rather than per­sonal services as included within full-time equivalent budgeted posi­tions, (1980) Vol 41, p 233

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.