2017 ORS 243.221¹
Options that may be offered under flexible benefit plan

(1) In addition to the powers and duties otherwise provided by law to provide employee benefits, the Public Employees’ Benefit Board may provide, administer and maintain flexible benefit plans under which eligible employees may choose among taxable and nontaxable benefits as provided in the federal Internal Revenue Code.

(2) In providing flexible benefit plans, the board may offer:

(a) Health or dental benefits as provided in ORS 243.125 (Powers and duties of board) and 243.135 (Health benefit plans for eligible employees).

(b) Other insurance benefits as provided in ORS 243.275 (Additional benefit plans authorized).

(c) Dependent care assistance as provided in ORS 243.550 (Dependent care assistance plan).

(d) Expense reimbursement as provided in ORS 243.560 (Rulemaking).

(e) Any other benefit that may be excluded from an employee’s gross income under the federal Internal Revenue Code.

(f) Any part or all of the state or local government contribution for employee benefits in cash to the employee.

(3) In developing flexible benefit plans under this section, the board shall design the plan on the best basis possible with relation to the welfare of employees, the state and the local governments. [1989 c.804 §2; 1997 c.222 §38; 2013 c.731 §11]

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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.