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Mission Statement
The Employment Appeals Board's mission is to ensure correct and consistent interpretation and application of Employment Department policy and state and federal laws at all three levels of the claims determination process.
Annual Performance Measures

The Oregon Legislative Assembly created the Employment Appeals Board (EAB) in the Employment Department in 1959 (ORS 657.685) to review contested unemployment insurance claims decisions issued by what is now the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).     
Prior to 1959, Oregon’s unemployment and workers compensation programs were administered by a three-member commission acting in dual roles as the State Unemployment Compensation Commission (SUCC) and the State Industrial Accident Commission (SIAC).  The SUCC was responsible for reviewing contested hearings decisions on unemployment insurance claims.  EAB was created to assume that responsibility, simplify the appeal process, and speed resolution of contested cases. 
EAB is a quasi-judicial agency of the Employment Department.  It consists of three board members, appointed by the Governor to four-year terms, four legal staff, and two clerical staff.  EAB issues between 2000 and 2500 decisions per year.  Appeal from an EAB decision is to the Court of Appeals.
H.L. Owens ends second term