Welcome to the Oregon State Police (OSP)!
This information will help you know what to expect on your first day. Starting a new job is rewarding and an opportunity to learn and ask lots of questions. We want you to know we are glad you are here and are committed to your success.
Before you start work at OSP there are a few things you can do to make your first day run smoothly.
Compensation and benefits
Oregon state government offers its employees a range of benefits and rights. Employees have options when it comes to choosing a plan for core benefits such as a medical plan. The state also offers a variety of optional benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement benefits, and pain leave options.
Following are highlights of benefits provided and are typically available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, collective bargaining agreement, and policy, and may be prorated for other than full-time work.
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- Term life insurance (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents);
- Long-term and short-term disability;
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment;
- Long-term care (self and eligible family members);
- Flexible spending accounts;
- Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
- The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.
Permanent employees generally receive their paycheck on the first of the month. Temporary employees will be paid twice a month (generally on the first and mid-month).
Automatic deposit is available through most banks and credit unions. Current State of Oregon employees that use direct deposit can access their paystub information electronically using ePaystub. This allows employees to access paystubs anytime, anywhere.
The State of Oregon provides comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members. We’ll talk to you about access to these plans after your first day. The Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) contracts and administers benefits for eligible state employees. Take a look at more details on these benefits.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Department provides equal opportunities to job applicants and its employees regardless of race, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital, veteran status, or sex. The Department does not discriminate or show partiality or grant any special favors to applicants, employees, or groups of employees based on any of these factors or statutes unless expressly required by law.
We partner with the Governor’s Equity Office to maintain a diverse and inclusive environment. This includes, but is not limited to; ensuring OSP strives to be culturally competent, embraces equality, and addresses the agency’s commitment to protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. We recognize the legitimacy of our authority is provided by the citizens we serve, so we embrace the desire for community trust.
Our workforce is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and agency’s achievement as well. It is vitally important for the OSP to continue to establish collective goals while nourishing and celebrating individual contributions.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Our employees, diverse in professional discipline and backgrounds, comprise the foundation of service for the Oregon State Police.