2017 ORS 243.330¹
Leaves of absence for athletic competition
  • requirements
  • maximum period
  • reinstatement

(1) To encourage amateur athletic competition at the world level, state agencies and political subdivisions described in ORS 243.325 (“Public employee” defined) (2) to (6) may grant leaves of absence on request to any public employee who participates in world, Pan American or Olympic events as a group leader, coach, official or athlete of a United States amateur team for the purpose of preparing for and engaging in the competition and preliminary competitions.

(2) The leave shall be with regular pay and benefits for periods of official training camps and competitions. Paid leave shall not exceed 90 days per calendar year.

(3) Upon expiration of the leave, the public employee shall have the right to be reinstated to the position held before the leave was granted and at the salary rates prevailing for such positions on the date of resumption of duty without loss of seniority or other employment rights. Failure of the employee to report within 30 days after termination of official competition shall be cause for dismissal.

(4) In order to be eligible for the benefits authorized by ORS 243.325 (“Public employee” defined) to 243.335 (Reimbursement to public employer), the public employee shall be a resident of this state for a period of not less than five years and shall have been a public employee of the particular employer for a period of not less than one year prior to being granted the leave. [1979 c.830 §2]

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.