2017 ORS 243.200¹
Participation of self-pay groups in benefit plans

(1)(a) The Public Employees’ Benefit Board may allow self-pay groups to participate in benefit plans available to eligible employees, if the group meets a minimum participation level equal to 75 percent of the persons in the group.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, the board may allow nurses or nurse educators who are employed less than half-time by a state agency, local government or university and who are not otherwise eligible for a state or local government contribution for benefits to participate in a self-pay group without any minimum participation level of persons in the group.

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section applies to:

(a) Any person or group of persons similarly situated exempted by state or federal law from any minimum participation requirement; or

(b) Any person or group of persons participating prior to January 1, 1992, in a benefit plan that was offered by the State Employes’ Benefit Board.

(3) As used in subsection (1) of this section, “self-pay group” means a group of persons other than state or local government employees for whom the state or the local government makes no contributions for benefit plans under ORS 243.105 (Definitions for ORS 243.105 to 243.285) to 243.285 (Salary deductions). [1991 c.577 §4; 1997 c.222 §36; 2009 c.186 §1; 2013 c.731 §9]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 243, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano243.­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.