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The mission of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities and protect access to housing and public accommodations that are free from unlawful discrimination. The Oregon Legislature founded the agency in 1903.
The principal duties of BOLI are to protect the rights of workers and citizens to have equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations; to encourage and enforce compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment; to educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour, and civil rights law; and to promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.
BOLI employs nearly 100 professionals and is headquartered in Portland. Regional offices can be found in Eugene and Salem.
BOLI Regional Offices:
Address: 1400 Executive Pkwy., Suite 200, Eugene 97401
Address: 3865 Wolverine St. NE, Bldg. E-1, Salem 97305
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0761; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Contact: Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Marcia Ohlemiller
Records Officer Email: Marcia Ohlemiller
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Legal and Legislative Information
Records, Publications and General Information
Biography - a brief sketch about the commissioner's background and role
Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog