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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. 




Contact Us 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 sibling agency, or one of our external stakeholders.


David Genz | Senior Legislative Advisor
David.T.Genz@employ.oregon.gov | 503-947-1715
875 Union St NE | Salem OR 97311

Rebecca Nance | Senior Legislative Advisor
Rebecca.Nance@employ.oregon.gov | 503-947-3098

875 Union St NE | Salem OR 97311

Links to recent testimony and written information on agency initiatives provided by department representatives to Oregon's Legislature:

March 5, 2024
Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue​
Work Session on House Bill 4035
  • Agenda
  • Follow-up Information

March 4, 2024
Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue
Public Hearing on House Bill 4035

February 26, 2024
House Committee on Revenue
Informational Meeting on House Bill 4038
  • Agenda

February 21, 2024
House Committee on Business and Labor
Public Hearing and Work Session on Senate Bills 1514 and 1515

February 14, 2024
House Committee on Revenue
Work Session on House Bill 4035
  • Agenda

February 12, 2024
House Committee on Business and Labor
Public Hearing on House Bill 4005
  • Agenda

February 12, 2024
House Committee on Revenue
Public Hearing on House Bill 4038
  • Agenda

February 7, 2024
Senate Committee on Labor and Business
Public Hearing and Work Session on Senate Bills 1514 and 1515
  • Agenda
  • SB 1514 Presentation

February 6, 2024
House Committee on Revenue
Public Hearing on House Bill 4035
  • Agenda

February 5, 2024
Senate Committee on Labor and Business
Public Hearing on Senate Bills 1514 and 1515


January 11, 2024
House Interim Committee on Revenue
Informational Meeting on Supplemental Employment Department Administrative Fund (LC 290)
Senate Interim Committee on Labor and Business​
Information Meeting on Paid Leave Oregon Technical Fixes and Alignment with Oregon Family Leave Act, Paid Leave Oregon Sustainability, and Presentation on Oregon’s Aging Workforce 

November 7, 2023​​

Informational Meeting on Employment and Labor Force Trends in Oregon and Overview and Discussion of Possible Committee Bills for 2024 Legislative Session​

November 6, 2023​​
House Interim Committee on Business and Labor
Informational Meeting on Overview and Update on Implementation of Paid Leave Oregon​

September 29, 2023

Work Session on UI Modernization Grant

September 28, 2023

Informational Meeting on Employment Department Updates

September 27, 2023​​

House Interim Committee on Business and Labor​
​Informational Meeting on Professional Employer Organizations


​​April 27, 2023​
April 12, 2023​
House Committee on Business and Labor 
Public Hearings on Senate Bills​ 912 and 913
April 4, 2023
March 16, 2023
Work Session on Senate Bills 912 and 913
March 9, 2023
Public Hearing on Senate Bills 912 and 913
March 6, 2023
Public Hearing on House Bill 3331​​​​
February 22, 2023
​​Public Hearing on Senate Bill 5507
February 21, 2023​
​Informational Meeting on Senate Bill 5507
February 20, 2023
​Informational Meeting on Senate Bill 5507
January 30, 2023​
Work Session on House Bill 2290
January 24, 2023​​
Informational Meeting on Paid Leave Oregon Implementation Update
​​January 19, 2023​
​Informational Meeting on Paid Leave Oregon Update​
​January 18, 2023​​
​Public Hearing on House Bill 2290


September 23, 2022​
​Informational Meeting on Modernization Program Project Report​
Work Session on Reentry Employment Consent Grant
September 21, 2022​
Informational Meeting on Employment Department Updates
Informational Meeting on Employment Department Updates
Work Session on Reentry Employment Consent Grant

June 3, 2022
Work Session on UI Navigation Consent Grant

February 21, 2022
Work Session on Senate Bill 1515
February 16, 2022
Public Hearing on Senate Bill 1515
February 3, 2022 ​
Public Hearing and Work Session on Senate Bill 1515
February 8, 2022
Informational Meeting on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Report

January 13, 2022
Work Session on Rogue Workforce Partnership Grant
January 11, 2022
​Informational Meeting on Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Update
Work Session on Rogue Workforce Partnership Grant

November 17, 2021
Joint Interim Committee On Ways and Means​
Work Session on UI Accessibility and Short Time Compensations Grants

November 16, 2021

Joint Ways and Means Interim Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development

Work Session on UI Accessibility and Short Time Compensations Grants

May 26, 2021

Informational Meeting on Modernization Program Update Report
May 24, 2021
Work Session on House Bill 5007
April 6, 2021
Informational Meeting on Data Driven Decision-Making
February 3, 2021
Public Hearing on House Bill 5007
February 1, 2021
Public Hearing on House Bill 5007

January 21, 2021
Senate Committee On Labor and Business
Informational Meeting on Unemployment Insurance Rates and Economic Recovery