2015 ORS 243.061¹
Public Employees’ Benefit Board
  • members
  • term
  • confirmation
  • expenses

(1) There is created in the Oregon Health Authority the Public Employees’ Benefit Board consisting of at least eight voting members and two members of the Legislative Assembly as nonvoting advisory members. Two of the voting members are ex officio members and six are appointed by the Governor. The voting members shall be:

(a) Four members representing the state as an employer and management employees, who shall be as follows:

(A) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority or a designee of the director;

(B) The Administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research or a designee of the administrator; and

(C) Two management employees appointed by the Governor from areas of state government other than the Oregon Health Authority or the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research; and

(b) Four members appointed by the Governor and representing nonmanagement representable employees, who shall be as follows:

(A) Two persons from the largest employee representative unit;

(B) One person from the second largest employee representative unit; and

(C) One person from representable employees not represented by employee representative units described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph.

(2) One member of the Senate shall be appointed by the President of the Senate and one member of the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve as nonvoting advisory members.

(3)(a) If the governing body of a local government elects to participate in a benefit plan offered by the board, in addition to the members appointed under subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the Governor shall appoint two voting members, one of whom represents local government management and one of whom represents local government nonmanagement employees.

(b) After the appointment of members under paragraph (a) of this subsection, if the number of eligible employees of a local government or local governments enrolled in a benefit plan or plans offered by the board exceeds 25,000, the Governor shall appoint two additional voting members, one of whom represents local government management and one of whom represents local government nonmanagement employees.

(c) After the appointment of members under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, for every additional 25,000 eligible employees of a local government or local governments enrolled in a benefit plan or plans offered by the board, the Governor shall appoint one additional voting member representing local government management and one additional voting member representing local government nonmanagement employees.

(4) A maximum of three members may be appointed to represent local government management and a maximum of three members may be appointed to represent local government nonmanagement employees.

(5) The term of office of each appointed voting member is four years, but an appointed voting member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a voting member appointed by the Governor, the Governor shall appoint a successor to take office upon the date of that expiration. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(6) The appointments by the Governor of voting members of the board are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(7) Members of the board who are not members of the Legislative Assembly shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be paid for their necessary and actual expenses while on official business in accordance with ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Members of the board who are members of the Legislative Assembly shall be paid compensation and expense reimbursement as provided in ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers), payable from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly.

(8) As used in this section, "benefit plan" and "local government" have the meanings given those terms in ORS 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285). [1997 c.222 §1; 2011 c.720 §70; 2013 c.731 §1]

Note: 243.061 (Public Employees' Benefit Board) and 243.066 (Officers) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 243 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 243

Notes of Decisions

Effect of Public Employe 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 this chapter. AFSCME v. Executive Dept., 52 Or App 457, 628 P2d 1228 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Provision of collective bargaining agree­ment giving present employes lateral transfer rights was valid under ORS 240.321 (Collective bargaining) and fact that its imple­menta­tion resulted in male succeeding female employe did not violate state af­firm­a­tive ac­tion statutes. State Executive Dept. v. OPEU, 91 Or App 124, 754 P2d 582 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State agencies paying carpooling employes' parking fees, (1974) Vol 36, p 1015

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 23, 44 (1971)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 243—Public Employee Rights and Benefits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors243.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 243, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano243.­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.