Health/Dental/Life Insurance Plans: There are a number of health and dental plans available for employees to choose coverage from. Also available are life, disability and accidental death and dismemberment options.
Uniforms: The employee will be provided a uniform or reimbursed for expense if the employee’s position requires a uniform to be worn.
Retirement: You become a PERS member after working six full calendar months for a PERS-covered employer in a qualifying position requiring at least 600 hours per 12-month period. That six-month "waiting period" cannot be interrupted by more than 30 consecutive working days. Your effective date of membership is the first day of the month after you have met this requirement.
Employer and member contributions will be made for wages attributable to services performed during the first full pay period on or after your effective date of membership.
EAP (Employee Assistance Program): This is a counseling program available to all employees and their families. This program is to help employees and their families deal with difficult personal problems. The EAP is designed to provide short-term effective professional help in solving problems or finding someone who can help.
Car Insurance: Discounts for car insurance are given by Nationwide Insurance for employees of the State of Oregon.
Free Parking: Employees of the Oregon Department of Forestry have free parking at all of the Department’s locations throughout the state.