Oregon Statutes - Chapter 421 - Department of Corrections Institutions; Compacts - Section 421.362 - Continuation of employment of certain Department of Corrections employees; alternative retirement programs.

(1) All persons employed by the Department of Corrections in inmate work programs on December 2, 1999, shall be offered continuation of their employment with Oregon Corrections Enterprises. Those employees who continue employment with Oregon Corrections Enterprises shall retain their Public Employees Retirement System status granted prior to December 2, 1999. The terms and conditions of the continued employment shall be determined by the administrator. The terms and conditions of employment for Oregon Corrections Enterprises employees who may become represented for collective bargaining in the appropriate bargaining unit shall be determined in accordance with ORS 243.650 to 243.782, except for ORS 243.696. For purposes of collective bargaining, the appropriate bargaining unit shall be a separate unit composed exclusively of Oregon Corrections Enterprises employees.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS chapter 237, Oregon Corrections Enterprises may offer to its employees alternative retirement programs in addition to the Public Employees Retirement System. [1999 c.955 §13]

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