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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OREGON WHEAT COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 30

COMMISSION COMPENSATION, EXPENSES, TERMS, MAKE-UP, AND QUALIFICATIONS

678-030-0000

Per Diem Compensation

(1) Subject to the availability of funds in the budget of the Commission, the Oregon Wheat Commission must pay any member of the Commission, other than a member who is employed in full-time public service, compensation for each day or portion thereof during which the member is actually engaged in the performance of official Commission duties.

(2) The rate of compensation is limited to $100 per day.

(3) In order to receive compensation, a member must submit to the Oregon Wheat Commission a written claim for compensation by the 20th day of the third calendar month following the month for which the member seeks compensation. The member must specify the amount of time the member spent on official Commission duties as well as the nature of the duties performed for any day or portion thereof for which the member claims compensation.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 292.495, 578.060 & 578.090
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-08; WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10; WHEAT 2-2011, f. 10-27-11, cert. ef. 11-2-11

678-030-0010

Reimbursement of Travel and Other Expenses

(1) Subject to sections (2)-(5) of this rule, a member of the Oregon Wheat Commission, including a member employed in full-time public service, may receive actual and necessary travel and other expenses actually incurred in the performance of the member's official duties.

(2) In order to receive reimbursement of actual and necessary travel and other expenses, a member must submit to the Oregon Wheat Commission a written itemized claim for reimbursement supported by receipts, invoices or other appropriate documentation for travel and other expenses by the 20th day of the third calendar month following the month in which the member incurred the expense. The claim for reimbursement must include the following information for each expense:

(a) Date on which the member incurred the expense; and

(b) Nature of the expense; and

(c) Amount of the expense.

(3) Any single expense that exceeds $500.00 must be authorized by the Oregon Wheat Commission before a member incurs the expense, unless the member demonstrates to the Commission that the expense was not reasonably foreseeable and submits a written itemized claim for reimbursement supported by receipts, invoices or other appropriate documentation. If the expense was not preauthorized the Commission may consider the claim at the next Commission meeting.

(4) For the purposes of this rule, "travel and other expenses" are limited to reasonable expenses. An expense is reasonable if:

(a) It is an actual expense incurred by a member in carrying out official Commission business, which is within the member's scope of responsibilities; and

(b) The expense is necessary to enable the member to carry out official Commission business.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 292.495 & 578.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578 & 576
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-08; WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10; WHEAT 2-2011, f. 10-27-11, cert. ef. 11-2-11

678-030-0020

Reimbursement for Hiring a Substitute

(1) As used in OAR 678-015-0010, "other expenses" includes expenses incurred by a member of the Oregon Wheat Commission in employing a substitute to perform duties, including personal duties, normally performed by the member, which the member is unable to perform because of the performance of official duties and which, by the nature of such duties, cannot be delayed without risk to health or safety.

(2) The amount that a member may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in employing a substitute must not exceed $25 per day, pursuant to ORS 292.495(3).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 292.495, ORS 578.060.
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-08; WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10

678-030-0025

Definitions

The following definitions shall apply in OAR 678-030-0025 to 678-030-0030.

(1) “Grower member” means a person who has been actually engaged in growing wheat in this state for the five year period immediately prior to being appointed to the commission.

(2) “Handler member” means a person engaged in the handling or processing of wheat produced in Oregon and who has an active interest in the positive economic development of the wheat industry.

(3) “Public member” means a person who is not associated with the production or handling of wheat and who has an active interest in the positive economic development of the wheat industry.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 578.090.
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10

678-030-0027

Number and Qualifications of Voting Commissioners

(1) The Oregon Wheat Commission will include eight voting commissioners appointed by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

(2) Voting commissioners will have the following qualifications throughout their terms of office:

(a) All voting commissioners must be United States citizens.

(b) Five voting commissioners must be grower members.

(A) Not fewer than three of the five grower members must be engaged in growing wheat in the area comprised of Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco and Jefferson Counties.

(B) Not fewer than one of the five grower members must be engaged in growing wheat in the area of the state of Oregon that lies east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains and that is not within Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco or Jefferson Counties.

(C) Not fewer than one of the five grower members must be engaged in growing wheat in the area of the state of Oregon lying west of the summit of the Cascade Mountains.

(D) One voting commissioner must be a public member.

(E) Two of the eight voting commissioners must be handler members.

(a) One of the handler members will be appointed to a first term that will begin July 1, 2010. Future full term appointments to this position will occur in even-numbered years.

(b) The second hander member will be appointed to a first term that will begin July 1, 2011. Future full term appointments to this position will occur in odd-numbered years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 578
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10; WHEAT 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-10

678-030-0030

Term Limits

Each grower member and public member of the commission shall be appointed to a four-year term. Should a vacancy occur, the Director of the ODA would appoint a replacement for the remainder of the term.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 578
Stats. Implemented: ORS 578
Hist.: WHEAT 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-08; WHEAT 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10

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