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Workers’ Compensation Division - DCBS > Web site

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Workers’ Compensation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Workers’ Compensation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Oregon’s workers’ compensation system was created in 1913, with major reforms enacted in 1990 and 1995. The Workers’ Compensation Division administers and enforces Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Law to ensure that employers provide coverage for their workers, provide treatment and benefits to help injured workers return to work as quickly as possible, and resolve disputes as quickly, fairly and with as little litigation as possible. The division facilitates injured workers’ early return-to-work through incentive programs funded through the Workers’ Benefit Fund; helps resolve medical, vocational, disability and other disputes; and provides consultation, training and technical services to people and businesses within the system.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Telephone: 503-947-7810
Fax: 503-947-7581
General Email: workcomp.questions@state.or.us
Contact: John L. Shilts, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Fred Bruyns
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 654, 656, 659A
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