2015 ORS 243.145¹
Board authority with respect to health benefit plans
  • termination of participation

(1) The Public Employees’ Benefit Board shall have authority to employ whatever means are reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of ORS 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions) and 292.051 (Deduction of cost of group insurance and other services). The board’s authority includes, but is not limited to, the authority to self-insure and to seek clarification, amendment, modification, suspension or termination of any agreement or contract that in the board’s judgment requires such action.

(2) Upon providing specific notice in writing to the carrier, the affected employee organization or organizations, the Oregon Health Authority and affected eligible employees, and after affording opportunity for a public hearing upon the issues that may be involved, the board may enter an order withdrawing approval of any benefit plan. Thirty days after entry of the order, the board shall terminate all withholding authorizations of eligible employees and terminate all board-approved participation in the plan.

(3) The board by order may terminate the participation of any state agency or local government if within three months the state agency or local government fails to perform any action required by ORS 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions) and 292.051 (Deduction of cost of group insurance and other services) or by board rule. [1971 c.527 §5; 1997 c.222 §32; 2003 c.640 §2; 2011 c.720 §71; 2013 c.731 §6]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Proxy voting at board meeting, (1974) Vol 36, p 1064

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Proxy voting at board meeting, (1974) Vol 36, p 1064; authority of po­lit­i­cal subdivision participating in Public Employes' Retire­ment System to obtain fringe benefit plans for employes, (1975) Vol 37, p 714

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.