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 Leave Oregon program 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.'
||Oregon Employment Department (Chair) |
||Dalton Advocacy||Representing Employers|
||Public Affairs Counsel||Representing Employers (Small Employers)|
||Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste |
||Family Forward Oregon||Representing Employees|
||Oregon American Federation of State, County, |
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
||Oregon Business Industry||Representing Employers|
|Jessica Giannettino Villatoro
||Oregon American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)||Representing Employees|
May 4, 2022 - Agenda/Notes
April 6, 2022 - Agenda/Notes
March 2, 2022 - Agenda/Notes
February 2, 2022 - Agenda/Notes
January 5, 2022 - Agenda/Notes | Materials | Monthly Status Report
December 1, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Monthly Status Report
November 3, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Materials | Monthly Status Report
October 6, 2021 - Agenda/Notes | Materials | Monthly Status Report
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
Paid Leave Oregon 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 Paid Leave Oregon-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:
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
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
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.
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 –|
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 –
Executive Steering Committee
The Executive Steering Committee is accountable for providing guidance and direction to the Paid Leave Oregon 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.
|Agency Director||PFMLI Implementation Executive Sponsor|
|Agency Deputy Director||Director's Office|
|PFMLI Director||PFMLI Implementation Sponsor|
|Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division Director||UI Division|
|Workforce Operations (WO) Division Director||WO Division|
|Workforce and Economic Research Division Director||Workforce and Economic Research Division|
|Agency Modernization Division Director||Modernization Program|
|Agency Chief Information Officer||Information Technology Division|
|Agency Chief Financial Officer||Administrative Business Services (ABS)|
|Agency Office of Human Resources Director||Office of Human Resources|
|Agency Equity and Inclusion Officer||Equity and Inclusion Council|
|Deputy PFMLI Director (non-voting)||PFMLI Division|
|PFMLI Program Manager (non-voting)||PFMLI Division|
|Oversight and support roles|| |
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Email us if you have questions regarding Advisory Committee meetings or workgroups.