​Thank you for your interest in serving on a statewide Board or Commission. As of October 2021, we are only accepting electronic applications. We are no longer accepting Interest Forms via email.

Electronic Application

The Electronic Application through Workday will capture the same material as previously captured on the Interest Form It is a basic application that tells our office about you, your background and why you want to serve on a Governor-appointed Board or Commission. In addition, applicants are subject to a background check and additional vetting may apply for some board positions. Please note that notifying us about something in your past does not necessarily mean that you​ can't or won't be considered for the appointment. It is important that you disclose any/all information in the beginning of the process to avoid delays in processing. In addition, please ensure your fiscal responsibilities are in order when applying. Non-compliant issues may delay or jeopardize your consideration for appointment.​You may apply at any time, regardless of whether ​there is a current opening, as resignations occur throughout the year. Once you submit your Electronic Application, it will remain on file with our office until the end of December 2022. If you are being actively considered for an appointment, you will hear from either the Governor's Office or the Board Administrator directly.​

All new applicants and members seeking reappointment must complete an application.

Instructions to Apply

New Applicants and Applicants/Current Board members with a CW number:

Applicants who are Current State Employees or Current Board Members with an OR number:

If you don't know your OR or CW number, or are unsure if you have one, please reach out to the contact for the board or commission you're applying to. You can find their contact information in the Board Book.

Please note that only completed applications will be processed and considered for appointment.

  • A complete application includes the following:
  • Uploaded Resume (PDF only)
  • Uploaded Short Personal Bio (PDF only)
  • Responses to the three General Application Questions
  • Responses to Background Questions
  • Responses to the subsequent Gender Identity, Personal Information, and Public Records Disclosure tasks that come up directly after you submit your application.


  • ​​Board Book (updated 2018)​​
  • Please note that we are in the process of updating the Board Book. Some of the information currently listed may be o​utdated. Please reach out to our office if you have specific questions about a Board/Commission.
  • ​To get a deeper sense of what to expect of Board or Commission service, please check out the Membership Handbook. This will give you all of the details of Board or​ Commission service and will offer up sound advice about what it means to join a Board of Commission.
In addition to the resources listed above, most Boards and Commissions have their own websites. This is another way to learn about the specific details of service on a Board or Commission that interests you. Note: Not all boards have websites.​

HB 2992

Oregon law allows state Board and Commission members to receive statutory per diem compensation and reimbursement of certain expenses for each day or portion thereof which they spend time performing Board or Commission​ duties. House Bill 2992, which was passed during the 2021 Legislative session, is intended to reduce systemic barriers to participation in state Boards and Commissions. Please refer to the FAQ document below to learn more about the implementation of HB 2992.



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Employee Relations Board

ERB Supplemental Interest Form.pdf