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The Spinnaker Place Building in Salem houses The Workers' Compensation Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Spinnaker Place Building in Salem houses The Workers' Compensation Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Workers’ Compensation Board resolves disputes arising under the Workers’ Compensation Law and the Oregon Safe Employment Act. The board chair oversees the Hearings Division, whose Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) conduct contested case hearings and provide mediation for workers’ compensation matters as well as for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) citations and orders. The board is the appellate body that reviews ALJ workers’ compensation orders on appeal, exercises own motion jurisdiction and reviews Claim Disposition Agreements (Compromise and Release of workers’ benefits). In addition, the board hears appeals from Oregon Department of Justice decisions regarding applications for compensation under the Crime Victim Assistance Program, and resolves disputes between workers and workers’ compensation carriers arising from workers’ civil actions against allegedly liable third parties.


The board consists of five full-time members, two of whom are selected from among persons with backgrounds and understanding of the concerns of employers and two of whom are selected from among persons with backgrounds and understanding of the concerns of employees. One member represents the interests of the public and serves as the chair. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2601 25th St. SE, Suite 150, Salem 97302-1280
Telephone: 503-378-3308
Fax: 503-373-1684
Contact: Abigail Herman, Chair
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Karen Burton
Records Officer E-mail: Karen Burton
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 656
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 (part of DCBS)
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)
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