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Public Officials Compensation Commission

Oregon state flag, photo credit istockphoto.com The Public Officials Compensation Commission began in 1983, but became inactive when the Legislature started setting the salaries of public officials.  The 2007 Legislature reactivated the Commission and gave it more authority.

The Public Officials Compensation Commission includes 11 citizen-members who recommend salaries to the Legislature for the following elected officials:
  • 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 Judges of the Court of Appeals, Circuit Court and Tax Courts
The Commission met 14 times July through October 2008, and will consider the following factors in making its recommendation:
  • The salaries for comparable positions in neighboring states
  • The qualifications and skills necessary for each office
  • The level of responsibility that each official bears
  • The cost of living
  • Total compensation, including benefits other than salary
  • Budget limits
  • Any other factors the Commission considers to be reasonable, appropriate and in the public interest
Please contact Oregon POCC for more information, (503) 378-6303.

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