2015 ORS 292.026¹
Payroll payments

(1) After preparation of the payroll, the aggregate amount as prescribed by ORS 292.024 (Warrant for aggregate amount allowed plus assessments) shall be deposited in the Joint Payroll Account. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may issue payment in the proper amount even though reimbursement funds payable to the Joint Payroll Account are not available on the date of issuance. The payments shall be drawn on the State Treasurer and be payable from the Joint Payroll Account. The payments shall be issued to:

(a) The officers and employees of the state agency who are entitled to receive payments under the payroll as allowed by the department.

(b) The persons, public or private, including persons responsible for holding or investing an officer or employees individual retirement account, section 408, Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect on January 1, 1987, entitled to receive the authorized employee deductions under the payroll as allowed by the department.

(c) Banks, savings and loan associations or credit unions, including persons responsible for holding or investing an officer or employees individual retirement account entitled to receive direct deposit of payroll payments as preauthorized by the officer or employee.

(2)(a) An officer or employee paid under the state payroll system shall receive payment of net salary and wages through direct electronic deposit to a financial institution specified by the officer or employee.

(b) The department shall electronically provide itemized statements of payroll deductions to the recipient.

(c) If the department determines that the electronic payment of net salary and wages is not practicable or efficient, payment may be made by:

(A) Paper check; or

(B) A credit to a bank-issued payroll card if the employee consents to payment by a bank-issued payroll card that is made in accordance with 12 C.F.R. 1005.5 as in effect on June 13, 2013.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subsection, if an officer or employee wants to receive payment of net salary and wages by check or to receive a paper statement of itemized payroll deductions, the officer or employee shall request paper statements or payment by check in accordance with the procedures adopted by rule by the department.

(3) Payments issued under subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section may be for the aggregate amount due under the payroll to the person, public or private, entitled to receive the money. The department may, where monthly payments are not required, issue payments less frequently than monthly to the persons, public or private, entitled to receive payments under subsection (1)(b) of this section. [1955 c.495 §6; 1967 c.454 §82; 1969 c.378 §5; 1979 c.718 §1; 1981 c.567 §1; 1985 c.355 §1; 2013 c.369 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employes not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998; constitu­tionality of legislative pro­hi­bi­­tion of pay­ment of salary to judges who have failed to file case comple­tion certificate, (1981) Vol 41, p 382


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 292—Salaries and Expenses of State Officers and Employees, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors292.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 292, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano292.­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.