2015 ORS 243.862¹
Oregon Educators Benefit Board
  • members
  • term
  • expenses
  • officers
  • quorum
  • meetings
  • confirmation

(1) There is established in the Oregon Health Authority an Oregon Educators Benefit Board consisting of at least 10 members appointed by the Governor, including:

(a) Two members representing district boards;

(b) Two members representing district management;

(c) Two members representing nonmanagement district employees from the largest labor organization representing district employees;

(d) One member representing nonmanagement district employees from the second largest labor organization representing district employees;

(e) One member representing nonmanagement district employees who are not represented by labor organizations described in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this subsection; and

(f) Two members with expertise in health policy or risk management.

(2)(a) If the governing body of a local government elects to participate in a benefit plan offered by the board, in addition to the members appointed under subsection (1) of this section, the Governor shall appoint two members, one of whom represents local government management and one of whom represents local government nonmanagement employees.

(b) After the appointment of members under paragraph (a) of this subsection, if the number of eligible employees of a local government or local governments enrolled in a benefit plan or plans offered by the board exceeds 25,000, the Governor shall appoint two additional members, one of whom represents local government management and one of whom represents local government nonmanagement employees.

(c) After the appointment of members under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, for every additional 25,000 eligible employees of a local government or local governments enrolled in a benefit plan or plans offered by the board, the Governor shall appoint one additional member representing local government management and one additional member representing local government nonmanagement employees.

(3) A maximum of three members may be appointed to represent local government management and a maximum of three members may be appointed to represent local government nonmanagement employees.

(4) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor to take office upon the date of that expiration. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(5) A member of the board is not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed from funds available to the board for actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by the member in the performance of the member’s official duties in the manner and amount provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(6) The board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such offices as the board determines.

(7) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(8) The board shall meet at times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the board.

(9) Appointments of members to the board by the Governor are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). [2007 c.7 §2; 2011 c.720 §72; 2013 c.731 §16]

Note: See note under 243.860 (Definitions for ORS 243.860 to 243.886).

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.