Agency Information

​​​​​​​​​What We Do

We facilitate the Employment Department's legislative efforts, in support of the agency's mission and guiding principles, to provide economic stability and success for all Oregonians.

The Legislative Affairs team serves as the primary conduit of information for proposed legislation between the agency and legislators, committee staff, and legislative staff.

We work with legislative offices to assist with inquiries on a variety of topics that involve the department, and impact workers and/or employers.

Legislative Days: January 2022

2021 Legislative Session​​

Important Dates​

2021 Legislative Session Committee Schedule
2021 Legislative Session Calendar Vertical

Recent Legislative Presentations

September 25, 2020 
Senate Interim Committee On Government Accountability and Information Technology
Informational Hearing RE: Employment Modernization Project

December 8, 2020 

Senate Interim Committee On Labor and Business
Informational Hearing RE: Update on Unemployment Insurance Administration and Paid Family Medical Leave Implementation

December 19, 2020 

House Interim Committee On Business and Labor
Informational Hearing RE: Level of Earnings Allowed While Receiving Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Claims Adjudication, Fraudulent Claims, and Overpayments

January 21, 2021 

Senate Committee On Labor and Business
Informational Hearing RE: Unemployment Insurance Rates and Economic Recovery

May 26, 2021 

Joint Committee On Information Management and Technology 
Informational Meeting RE: Employment Department Modernization Program

Recent Legislative Reports

2021 Interagency Compliance Network Report

UI 101 Report

OED 101 Report​

End of Session Reports​

2021 OED Legislative Summary


Contact Us

OED Legislative Affairs
875 Union St NE
Salem OR 97311

If you need support with an unemployment claim, you are welcome to visit our contact us page and submit a request for assistance.

Please contact a member of our team below if you have a question about the information provided on this page, or are seeking to engage with our office as a member of or staff member to Oregon's congressional delegation or legislative body, an employee of a sister agency, or one of our external stakeholders.​

David Genz
Senior Legislative Advisor

Rebecca Nance
Senior Legislative Advisor
503- 947-3098​