2017 ORS 243.820¹
Agreement for payment of annuity premium or investment in stock of regulated investment company

(1) In order to obtain the advantages of 26 U.S.C. 403(b), or any equivalent provision of federal law, an employer may agree with an employee who performs services for an educational institution that:

(a) The employee’s salary will be reduced monthly by a stated amount, or the employee will forgo monthly a salary increase of a stated amount; and

(b) On behalf of the employee, the employer shall contribute monthly an amount equal to the stated amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection as premiums for an annuity contract or to a custodial account for investment in the stock of regulated investment companies as defined in 26 U.S.C. 403(b)(7)(C). The amount contributed by the employer under this subsection may not exceed the stated amount.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, pursuant to an agreement under subsection (1) of this section, the stated amounts shall be forwarded by the employer as annuity premiums to the company or association with which it has entered into an annuity contract or to the regulated investment company or its transfer agent for the benefit of the employee.

(3) An employer may make nonelective employer contributions on behalf of an employee who performs services for an educational institution as premiums for an annuity contract, or to a custodial account for investment in the stock of regulated investment companies as defined in 26 U.S.C. 403(b)(7)(C), for the purpose of obtaining the advantages of 26 U.S.C. 403(b) or any equivalent provision of federal law. Employer contributions under this subsection are in addition to any employee contributions under subsection (1) of this section.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) “Educational institution” means an educational institution that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly organized body of students in attendance at the place where its educational activities are carried on or an education service district.

(b) “Employer” means a state agency, a community college district, a school district, a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), the Oregon Health and Science University or an education service district employing an individual who performs services for an educational institution. [1965 c.606 §2; 1981 c.407 §1; 2007 c.704 §1; 2013 c.768 §115; 2015 c.767 §67]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employer match of employe contribu­tions for tax-sheltered annuities, (1982) Vol. 43, p 14

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employes not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998

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.