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Can't find what you're looking for?
Choose one of the following methods to request public records from PERS:
Submit your request online at
Public.Record.Requests@pers.oregon.gov. Once we receive your request, we will send you an acknowledgement email that summarizes your request.
- You must include your name, address, and telephone number or other contact information when requesting a public record.
- The request must include a sufficiently detailed description of the record(s) you are requesting so PERS can search for and identify responsive public records.
Mail a written request to this address: Records Officer
PO Box 23700
Tigard, OR 97281-3700
To ensure the most expedient processing of your request, submit your request using the online submission form. Other methods of submission will take longer to process. PERS may charge fees for records in accordance with the statewide policy on
Public Records Requests Fees and Charges.For more information, view the
frequently asked questions.
Fees are charged to recoup the cost of researching, locating, and producing public records requests in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute 192.324(4), Oregon Administrative Rule 459-060-0010, and Oregon Department of Administrative Services Policy 107-001-030.
We will provide a cost estimate for record production. Please note that payment may be required before we can fulfill the request.
PERS’ fee schedule is shown below.
|Photocopies||$0.25 per copy|
|DVD/CD with case||$10.13 per CD|
|Staff time — clerical||$25.00 per hour|
|Staff time — managerial||$40.00 per hour|
|Staff time — professional||$75.00 per hour|
|Staff time – DOJ/legal||Actual hourly rate|
|Indirect cost/third-party charges||Based on third-party invoice or estimated fees|
|Postage||Current first-class mail or Priority Mail rates|
PERS will review your request and provide one of the following responses (along with other information pertinent to your request):
- We have enclosed copies of all requested public records for which PERS does not claim an exemption from disclosure under Oregon Revised Statute 192.355 or Oregon Administrative Rule 459-060-0020.
- PERS does not possess the records you requested.
- PERS is the custodian of some or all of the requested public records. Staff time may be necessary to make these records available. If you are still interested in obtaining the records, please let us know and we will provide an estimated cost. PERS must receive payment of the actual costs and fees before we provide the records.
- Statute prohibits PERS from acknowledging whether the requested records exist.
- You have requested PERS member(s) records that are confidential and Oregon law conditionally exempts records containing personal information from public disclosure.
The following public records are exempt from disclosure under ORS 192.311 to 192.355:
(2) Information of a personal nature such as but not limited to that kept in a personal, medical, or similar file, if the public disclosure thereof would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy, unless the public interest by clear and convincing evidence requires disclosure in the particular instance. The party seeking disclosure shall have the burden of showing that public disclosure would not constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy.
(12) Employee and retiree address, telephone number and other nonfinancial membership records and employee financial records maintained by the Public Employees Retirement System pursuant to ORS chapters 238 and 238A.
(1) ORS 192 unconditionally exempts from public disclosure a member’s nonfinancial membership records and an active or inactive member’s financial record maintained by PERS. PERS shall not release such records to anyone other than the member, an authorized representative of the member, or the member’s estate except:
(a) Upon the written authorization of the member, or an individual that is legally authorized to act on behalf of the member or the member’s estate as to PERS matters; or
(b) As otherwise provided in OAR 459-060-0030.
(2) ORS 192.355(12) conditionally exempts from public disclosure a retired member’s financial information maintained by PERS. PERS shall not release such records to anyone other than the member, an authorized representative of the member, or the member’s estate unless:
(a) To do so would not constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy and there is clear and convincing evidence that disclosure is in the public’s interest;
(b) PERS receives written authorization from the member, or an individual that is legally authorized to act on behalf of the member or the member’s estate as to PERS matters; or
(c) Release is provided for under OAR 459-060-0030 or as required under the judgments in
PERS v. Oregonian Publishing Company LLC and
PERS v. Multimedia Holdings Corporation, dba Statesman Journal and Statesman Journal Media.