Employee resources and state workforce

The Public Officials Compenstation Commission began in 1983, but became inactive when the Legislature started setting the salaries of public official.  The 2007 Legislature reactivated the Commission and gave it more authority.  The Commission met 14 tiems July through October 2008. and considered the following factors in making its recommendation:

  • The salaries for comparable positions in neighnoring states
  • The qualification and sills necessary for each office
  • The legel of responsibility that each official bears
  • The cost of living
  • Total compensation, including benefits other than salary
  • Budget limits
  • Any factors the COmmission considers to reasonable, appropriate and in the public interest.

The Commission completed thier Recommendations in 2008

Members

The Public Officials Compensation Commission includes 11 citizen-members who recommend to the Legislature for the following elected officials to be appointed to served four year term as follows:
  • The Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Labor and Industries
  • Members of the Legislature
  • The Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court and the Judges of the Court of Appeals, Circuit Court and Tax Courts
There are currently no active members serving on the Commission. Membership on the Commission requires appointment in accordance to ORS 292.907

Term of office

The Public Officials Compensation Commission includes 11 citizen-members who recommend to the Legislature for the following elected officials to be appointed to served four year term as follows:

  • The Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Labor and Industries
  • Members of the Legislature
  • The Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court and the Judges of the Court of Appeals, Circuit Court and Tax Courts
There are currently no active members serving on the Commission. Membership on the Commission requires appointment in accordance to ORS 292.907

Membership requirements

The law excludes persons from serving on the Commission if they are an elected official whose salary will be affected by the Commission’s work, or if they are a relative of such an elected official.  The law also excludes anyone who lives in the household of an official affected by the Commission.

Definitions

The law refers to “Member of individual’s household.”  This means any person who lives with someone who holds an office or position covered by ORS 292.907 to 292.930.

“Relative” means the spouse or domestic partner of a person who holds an office or position covered by the law (ORS 292.907 to 292.930).  The term also covers any children of such an office holder, as well as the children of his or her spouse or domestic partner, brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, mother-in-law, fathers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, stepparents, stepchildren or parents of the office holder, his or her spouse, or domestic partner.

Responsibility of commissioners

As a member of the Commission, you must be willing to carry out the following duties:

  • Attend and prepare for meetings.
  • Study all materials and pertinent information before making decisions.
  • Actively participate in meetings.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to reach thoughtful, non-political decisions.
  • Work with the Commission as a whole in making decisions, recognizing that compromise may be necessary to reach consensus.

Compensation for commissioners

You will not receive payment for your service on the Commission.  You will receive reimbursement, however, for travel expenses at the state government rates.  Such expenses include car mileage, hotel rooms and meals.  Staff is available to help you make arrangements and to answer questions.

State Travel Information and Rates​

Final Recommendations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Operating Authority
Overview

Please contact Oreogon POCC for more informtion via email
Oregon.POCC@oregon.gov  ​ 
or telephone (503) 378-2065.