Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance

​Advisory Committee

The purpose of the advisory committee is to engage representatives of these stakeholders to incorporate diverse perspectives during the implementation and administration of the program. The advisory committee will provide substantive input on issues related to the implementation, administration, and rulemaking related to program policy issues or legislative needs. ​

The advisory committee consists of nine members appointed by the Employment Department Director. One member is a representative of the Employment Department and serves as the chair person for the committee. The chair is currently the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) Acting Division Director. Four members are representatives of employees, and four members represent employers, at least one of which represents employers with fewer than 25 employees. 

  • Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; dates and times are subject to change.

  • At this time, all meetings are held virtually. Meeting access information is located in the meeting agenda.

  • Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public for listening only. The public is welcome,  but will not be able to provide input during the meetings. We value your questions, concerns, and statements, and we encourage you to email us ​with your input.

  • Meeting agendas, notes, and advance materials are posted 5-7 days before each regularly scheduled meeting in the drop down menu below under 'Meeting Agenda, Notes, and Materials.'

​​​​Karen Humelbaugh
​Oregon Employment Department (Chair) ​​

​Amanda Dalton Dalton Advocacy​
Representing Employers​
​Jenny Dresler Public Affairs Counsel​​Representing Employers​ (Small Employers)
​Linda Herrera Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
(PCUN)​
​Representing Employees
Eric Hunter​ CareOregon​​Representing Employers​
​Andrea Paluso Family Forward Oregon​​​Representing Employees
​Eva Rippeteau Oregon ​American Federation of State, County, 
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
​​Representing Employees
Paloma Sparks​ ​Oregon Business Industry​Representing Employers​
​Jessica Giannettino Villatoro Oregon American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)​​​Representing Employees​
 

November 3, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​ | Materials​​​​

October 6, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​​ | Materials

September 1, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​​ | Monthly Status Report

August - No Meeting | Monthly Status Report​​

July 28, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​ | Monthly Status Report​​

​June 2, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Monthly Status Report​​​​​

May 5, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Monthly Status Report

April 7, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Materials​ | Monthly Status Report​​

March 3, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​​​ | Materials​ | Monthly Status Report

February 3, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​​ | Materials | Monthly Status Report

January 6, 2021 - Agenda/Notes​​​​ | Materials | Monthly Status Report

December 2, 2020 - Agenda/Notes​​​ | Materials

​November 4, 2020 - Agenda/Notes​ | Materials

October 7, 2020 - Agenda/Notes

September 2, 2020 - Agendas/Notes​ | Materials

August 5, 2020 - Agenda/Notes​ | Materials

June 10, 2020 - Agenda/Notes

May 6, 2020 - Agenda/Notes

April 15, 2020 - Agenda/Notes​ | Materials

March 4, 2020 - Agenda/Notes | Materials

January 28, 2020 - Agenda/Notes

December 19,2019 - Agenda/Notes | Materials​​

Rulemaking Advisory Committee

​​PFMLI uses rulemaking advisory committees (RACs) when developing or amending administrative rules. RAC Members consists of PFMLI Advisory Committee Members.​ RACs offer excellent opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input and suggestions during the development of new rules, amendment or repeal of existing rules, and on any fiscal impacts associated with proposed rulemaking.

This page contains information on all PFMLI-related RACs that are scheduled to occur. If you have questions about a particular RAC or would like more information on the RAC process, please send your inquiry to: OED_Rules@employ.oregon.gov​

December 7, 2021 - Agenda | Draft Batch 2 Rules | Statement of Needs | Register​

December 2, 2021 - Agenda | Draft Batch 2 Rules | Statement of Needs | Register

​​​September 29, 2021 - Agenda​​ | Slides​ | Draft Batch 1 Rules​​ | Recording​ | Q&A​​​​

The rules discussed in the RAC meeting were current as of the date they were presented. There is a possibility that some have changed. Those rules that are currently going through the formal process, can be found here​.

Workgroups

There are currently five workgroups: Benefits, Self-Employed/ Independent Contractors, Small Employers, Equivalent Plans, and Contributions. Workgroup sessions are not open to the public at this time. Draft administrative rules will be posted for review and comments, when available. The content of workgroup discussions and workgroup materials may also be discussed during the Advisory Committee meetings, which the public is invited to listen to. 

​​​​*All timeframes are estimates and are subject to change

Workgroup
Purpose​
​Anticipat​ed Timeframes
​Benefits
To discuss and review processes, timelines, policies, and rules relating to: 
  • eligibility, application for, computation, and delivery of PFMLI benefits, including defining base year and alternate year periods;
  • procedures and information to be provided when applying for benefits;
  • requirements for employees to provide notice to employers of their plans to take PFMLI leave;
  • clarifying daily and/or weekly benefit increments, intermittent leave, interaction with OFLA/FMLA, and other statutory leave programs.

This workgroup may also discuss and review matters relating to collection of overpayments, interest, and penalties.

June 2020 – June 2021




​​Self-Employed / Independent Contractors
​To discuss and review policies, forms, timelines and rules for self-employed and independent contractors that opt into the program, including rules for benefit amounts and rules specifying how a self-employed/contractor makes an election and the information that must be supplied.


This workgroup will review policies for:

  • renewing, withdrawing, and terminating elections;
  • collection procedures for contributions and erroneous payment of benefits, and provide rules for situations where a self-employed/independent contractor is also an employee for another employer.
July 2020 – July 2021
​Small Employers
​To discuss and review processes, policies, forms, timelines, and rules about small employers, grants, and job protection provisions.
Specific topics include determining whether an employer has fewer than 25 employees, small versus larger employer job protection provisions, and development of a grant program. 

​July 2020 –

July 2021


Equivalent Plans
To discuss and review processes, policies, forms, timelines, and rules relating to equivalent employer plans, including policies relating to renewing, withdrawing, and terminating plans, application processes, etc. The workgroup will write rules for resolving disputes between employers and employees under equivalent employer plans and for which records employers with equivalent plans will need to maintain.
*In progress

May 2020 –

April 2021


Contributions / Employer Reporting and Remitting Payments
To discuss and review policies, forms, timelines and rules relating to employer reporting and remitting of payments. The workgroup will also clarify successor in interest, liable entity, and collection issues, including writing rules for when posting of bonds or securities is required, and some interest and penalty provisions.
*In progress

​June 2020 –

June 2021​


Executive Steering Committee

The Executive Steering Committee is accountable for providing guidance and direction to the PFMLI Implementation Sponsors and ensuring that the program achieves the expected outcomes. Members of the committee include agency executives representing the functional and service areas of the agency. ​


TitleRole/Area Represented
Agency DirectorPFMLI Implementation Executive Sponsor
Agency Deputy DirectorDirector's Office
PFMLI DirectorPFMLI Implementation Sponsor
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division DirectorUI Division
Workforce Operations (WO) Division DirectorWO Division
Workforce and Economic Research Division DirectorWorkforce and Economic Research Division
Agency Modernization Division DirectorModernization Program
Agency Chief Information OfficerInformation Technology Division
Agency Chief Financial OfficerAdministrative Business Services (ABS)
Agency Office of Human Resources DirectorOffice of Human Resources
Agency Equity and Inclusion OfficerEquity and Inclusion Council
Deputy PFMLI Director (non-voting)PFMLI Division
PFMLI Program Manager (non-voting)PFMLI Division
Oversight and support roles ​

​To sign up for updates on the PFMLI program, click here​.*

Email us if you have questions regarding Advisory Committee meetings or workgroups. ​

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