Employment with Oregon state government affords a range of employee benefits and rights. Further, employees who qualify for it, are eligible for protected family medical leave.
Employee Benefits -- Employees with the State of Oregon may choose from core and optional benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement benefits and paid leave options. The employer typically contributes 95% to the premium for employees and dependent insurance coverage.
Retirement Benefits -- Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP); Six percent employer paid contribution into a defined contribution program; Employer contribution into a defined benefit program; Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
Paid Leaves & Other Benefits --
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
Nine paid holidays a year
Innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources
Veterans Preference in Public Employment -- Oregon law provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans preference, in the form of preference points, when apply for jobs with state government. Additionally, Oregon law provides services members job protection as well as qualifying family members under the Oregon Military Family Leave Act.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- The federal Family and Medical Leave Act provides protected leave for qualified employees and their family members with serious health conditions.
Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) -- The Oregon Family Leave Act provides protected leave for qualified employees and their family members with serious health conditions.