2017 ORS 240.215¹
Classification plan
  • job share
  • career ladder
  • transfers

(1) The Personnel Division of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt a classification plan which shall group all positions in the classified service in classifications based on their duties, authority and responsibilities; and which shall set forth for each classification, a class title, a statement of the minimum qualifications, duties, authority and responsibilities thereof. Each classification of positions may be subdivided and classes may be grouped and ranked in an appropriate manner.

(2) The allocation of positions within the various operating agencies to the classifications in the classification plan shall be performed by the agency appointing authority with post-audit review by the division. Agencies shall allocate positions to the available class that most accurately describes the work based upon the assigned duties, authorities and responsibilities. If a position is found to be misallocated, the agency shall change the allocation of the position to the proper class for the work, whether or not the assigned duties have changed since the previous allocation decision.

(3) In adopting a classification system, the division shall consult with appointing authorities to determine the positions in a class of positions that can be classified as job-sharing positions.

(4) The division shall group jobs into broad, statewide classes, whenever possible, consistent with good management practices and ORS 240.190 (Policy on comparability of value of work and compensation and classification) and 243.650 (Definitions for ORS 243.650 to 243.782) to 243.782 (Representation by counsel authorized). In this process, the division shall work to reduce the total number of classes, in conjunction with developing career ladders and voluntary cross-agency transfers in concert with employees of the agency. It is intended that employees be provided the necessary training in those instances where additional skills are required. [Amended by 1969 c.80 §50; 1979 c.302 §5; 1979 c.468 §10a; 1993 c.724 §11; 1995 c.155 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Where Personnel Division had responsibility under this sec­tion, [former] ORS 240.220, ORS 240.235 (Compensation plan for classified service) and ORS 291.258 (Approval of department required for establishment of new personnel position or classification) for classifica­tion and compensa­tion plans for classified service, Forestry Depart­ment did not have authority to promulgate directive binding division to include within restructuring-reclassifica­tion proposal request for salary increases for all employes placed into classifica­tion with higher salary range. Berry v. State Forestry Dept., 35 Or App 703, 582 P2d 473 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 22 (1971)

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.