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Employment Department

​​​The Employment Advisory Council meets quarterly with​ department leadership to discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to: unemployment insurance trust fund solvency; program policy; legislation; and, funding. ​

When the Legislature is in session, there is an additional monthly teleconference to update members on legislation. It is helpful if prospective members have an understanding of the legislative process. ​

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​​​Haley Alves​​
​Union Carpenter​
​Employee Representative
Kurtis ​Barker
​Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
​Public Representative
Robert Camarillo
​Oregon State Building and Construction Trades
​​Employee Representative
Marc​ Chrismer
​Tillamook Creamery
​Employer Representative
Tom Cusack
Oregon Housing Blog​​Public Representative
Kenechi ​Onyeagusi
​Professional Business Development Group
​Employer Representative
Paloma Sparks
​Oregon Business and Industry
​Employer Representative
Catie Theisen

​Oregon AFL-CIO
​Employee Representative
Laurie Westenberg
​Madden Industrial Craftsmen
​Employer Representative
Royce Williams
​Attorney at Law​
​Employee Representative
​David Gerstenfeld

​Acting Director;
Oregon Employment Department
​Ex-Officio Member

​Rebecca Nance
​Senior Legislative Advisor
​Employment Department Council Staff
​Anne Friend

​Operations and Policy Analyst
E​mployment Department Council Staff

August 22, 2022

Questions regarding upcoming meetings can be sent to the Advisory Council email.


​May 2, 2022


March18, 2022,​ 1-2 p.m.
No materials were prestented at the meeting. 

February 18, 2022,1 p.m. to 2 p.m.​​​​​​​​​

No materials were presented at the meeting. ​

February 4, 2022, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meeting Materials: 


Novem​ber 5, 2021


Materials - 


​Employment Advisory Council

Oregon Employment Department
875 Union St. NE
Salem, OR 97311

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM