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The Old Garfield School Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Employment Relations Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Old Garfield School Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Employment Relations Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Employment Relations Board (ERB) was established in 1977. It consists of three members appointed by the
governor and confirmed by the Senate for four-year terms. The board administers the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act, which covers collective bargaining in state and local government; the State Personnel Relations Law, which provides for non-union state employees to appeal certain personnel actions; and the private sector labor-management relations law, which covers private sector employers who are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

The board’s Conciliation Service provides mediation services for solving disputes that arise while parties are negotiating for new or successor agreements in the public sector, and maintains a list of arbitrators for resolving labor disputes that arise under collective bargaining agreements. The Conciliation Service also provides interest-based bargaining and labor-management relations training.

The ERB has 13 full-time employees: three board members, three administrative law judges, three mediators, three office support staff, and an office administrator. The office is located in Salem.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 528 Cottage St. NE, Suite 400, Salem 97301-3807
Telephone: 503-378-3807
Fax: 503-373-0021
General Email:
Contact: Kathryn Logan, Chair
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: April Bathurst
Records Officer Email: Joanne Paulson
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 240, 663; ORS 243.650–243.795, 662.010-662.455
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

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