2015 ORS 243.920¹
Assisting employees to obtain supplemental benefits
  • employee contribution

(1) The board may, in its discretion, assist its employees who are members of the Public Employees Retirement System and who elect to be so assisted by filing an election as provided in ORS 243.940 (Employee election), in the purchase of retirement benefits supplementing the benefits to which those employees are entitled under the system. For this purpose the board and its employees may enter into contracts with one or more life insurance or annuity companies.

(2) Each employee who elects to be assisted under subsection (1) of this section shall, as a condition to such election, either:

(a) Agree to contribute through payroll deductions toward the purchase of the supplementary retirement benefits a percentage of the annual salary of the employee in excess of $4,800 equal to the percentage rate applicable to contributions made by the employee under the system, the amounts deducted from payrolls as employee contributions to be paid promptly by the board to the life insurance or annuity company in accordance with the terms of the applicable contract; or

(b) Agree either to a reduction in salary or to the forgoing of a salary increase in accordance with ORS 243.820 (Agreement for payment of annuity premium or investment in stock of regulated investment company), in an amount not less than the amount otherwise required to be contributed under paragraph (a) of this subsection. [1965 c.297 §2(1), (2); 1969 c.626 §1]

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 (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.