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Work Share

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​Helping employers strategize, not downsize

The Work Share program provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing a layoff situation. Work Share allows employers to red​uce work hours for their employe​es by providing partial unemployment insurance benefits that supplement workers’ reduced wages. ​

​​How Does It Work?

Employers must apply for the program by completing an application and sending a work plan to the Oregon Employment Department. Employees cannot apply directly for Work Share. 

The employer must select three or more employees with reduced work hours to participate in the Work Share program. Employers must state that these work hours and wages will be cut by at least 10%, but no more than 50% per week, and confirm normal work week hours are 40 hours or less. Weekly claims are submitted by the employer.

Work Share BasicsContact UsFrequently Asked Questions​​



Employers: Register for a webinar to learn mo​re

​Tuesdays - 10 a.m. 
Employers, join us to learn about all the benefits of the Work Share program in this introductory webinar.​

Thursdays - 2 p.m.
Employers, join us to learn about all the benefits of the Work Share program in this introductory webinar.​


Mondays - 11 a.m.​
Employers, join us to learn how to complete your Work Share forms. We will be available to answer questions and share tips about navigating your Work Share Plan.​​​​

​​For more information about the Work Share program, c​​all Work Share at 503-947-1800, option 4​​

Employer Plan, Guide, and Instructions ​​

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Frances* is the Oregon Employment Department’s new modernized system
(Do not use Frances Online to submit your Work Share claim, please submit through the Contact Us link above)

Frances Online supports both Unemployment Insurance and Paid Leave Oregon, the new Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Frances Online replaces the Oregon Payroll Reporting System (OPRS) and the Employer Account Access (EAA) portal. The system also supports the Statewide Transit Tax and Paid Leave Oregon contributions that started in the first quarter of 2023.

Frances has replaced the Oregon Payroll Reporting System (OPRS). Click here to go to Frances Online.

In Frances Online, you have more options for account access and filing your payroll reports as well as many new features, including amending the Statewide Transit Tax Form from January 2023 forward, saving reports in process, sending account attachments, and importing report data.

To learn more about Frances Online, visit our Employer Resource pages at​.

*The new system is named in honor of Frances Perkins, the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 – 1945 and the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet.​​