Oregon Statutes - Chapter 292 - Salaries and Expenses of State Officers and Employees - Section 292.912 - Duties; reports.

(1) The Public Officials Compensation Commission shall review and make recommendations as to the amount of the annual salary to be paid to each elective officer subject to ORS 292.907 to 292.930 and to each member of the Legislative Assembly for the succeeding biennium.

(2) The commission shall establish the salary recommendations based upon the following criteria:

(a) Comparable positions in neighboring states.

(b) The qualifications and skills necessary for each office.

(c) The level of responsibility implicit in each office.

(d) The cost of living.

(e) The total compensation of the positions, including benefits other than salary.

(f) Budget limitations.

(g) Any other factors the commission may consider to be reasonable, appropriate and in the public interest.

(3) The commission shall meet on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year to review and establish the salary recommendations. The commission may meet at other times as the commission determines necessary to carry out its duties. On or before November 10 of each even-numbered year, the commission shall complete a report that lists the salaries recommended by the commission and send the report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

(4) The Governor shall include the recommended salaries in the budget report prepared as required by ORS 291.216, and the Legislative Assembly shall consider the salary recommendations in preparing a budget for the state. [1983 c.790 §3; 2007 c.901 §5]

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