2015 ORS 242.620¹

No employee in the classified civil service who has been permanently appointed, shall be dismissed except for cause. A written statement of the cause of dismissal, in general terms, shall be served upon the dismissed employee and a duplicate filed with the board. A dismissal may be made without any hearing but any employee so removed may, within 10 days thereafter, file with the board a written demand for investigation. If the demand alleges, or it otherwise appears to the board, that the discharge or removal was for political or religious reasons, or for reasons of age as described in ORS chapter 659A, or was because of personal favoritism or was not in good faith nor for the purpose of improving the public service, an investigation shall be held by the board or by persons appointed by them and under their direction. [Amended by 1959 c.689 §11; 1977 c.770 §10; 2001 c.621 §75]

Notes of Decisions

Civil service board has authority over all appoint­ments and promo­tions within custodial classified civil service, whether filled by employees, subcontractors or volunteers. Walter v. Scherzinger, 339 Or 408, 121 P3d 644 (2005)

Chapter 242

Notes of Decisions

Policy of legislature was to provide for ap­peal to circuit court only in cases in which civil service com­mis­sion of county fire district ordered "removal, discharge, demo­tion or suspension," and thus order of reprimand of fireman was not ap­pealable. Hendrickson v. Civil Serv. Comm., 275 Or 127, 550 P2d 432 (1976)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 44 (1971)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 242—Civil Service for City or School District Employees and Firefighters, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 242, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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.