Oregon Statutes - Chapter 284 - Organizations for Economic Development - Section 284.118 - Commission exempt from certain financial administration laws; contracts with state agencies for services; personnel policies and contracting and purchasing procedures.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the provisions of ORS 200.035 and 279.835 to 279.855 and ORS chapters 240, 276, 279A, 279B, 279C, 282, 283, 291, 292 and 293 do not apply to the Oregon Tourism Commission. The commission is subject to all other statutes governing a state agency that do not conflict with ORS 284.101 to 284.146, including the tort liability provisions of ORS 30.260 to 30.300 and the provisions of ORS chapter 183. The employees of the commission are included within the Public Employees Retirement System.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the following provisions apply to the commission:

(a) ORS 279A.250 to 279A.290;

(b) ORS 292.495; and

(c) ORS 293.235, 293.240, 293.245, 293.250, 293.611, 293.625 and 293.630.

(3) In carrying out the duties, functions and powers of the commission, the commission may contract with any state agency for the performance of duties, functions and powers as the commission considers appropriate. A state agency may not charge the commission an amount that exceeds the actual cost of those services. ORS 284.101 to 284.146 do not require a state agency to provide services to the commission other than pursuant to a voluntary interagency agreement or contract.

(4) The commission shall adopt personnel policies and contracting and purchasing procedures. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall review those policies and procedures for compliance with applicable state and federal laws and collective bargaining contracts.

(5) Except as otherwise provided by law, members and employees of the commission are eligible to receive the same benefits as state employees and are entitled to retain their State of Oregon hire dates, transfer rights and job bidding rights, all without loss of seniority, and to the direct transfer of all accumulated state agency leaves. [Formerly 285A.269]

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