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Bureau of Labor and Industries: Agency Subdivisions

The State Office Building in Portland houses many of the subdivision offices of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses many of the subdivision offices of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Commissioner’s Office and Program Services Division
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0781; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-0762
Web: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Christine Hammond, Deputy Labor Commissioner
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 651


Duties and Responsibilities: The Commissioner’s Office develops legislative initiatives, oversees communications for the agency and manages constituent correspondence and public engagement. The office also oversees legislatively directed reporting and serves as staff for legislative workgroups and the Oregon Council on Civil Rights. In addition, duties of the Commissioner’s Office include intergovernmental relations, strategic planning and budget management. The Administrative Prosecution Unit convenes administrative law hearings in contested cases for both wage and hour and civil rights determinations.

Apprenticeship and Training Division
Address: Main office: 800 NE Oregon, Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0760; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-0768
Web: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Stephen Simms
Statutory Authority: ORS 334.745–334.750, Chapter 660


Duties and Responsibilities: The Apprenticeship and Training Division promotes apprenticeship in a variety of trades by working with business, labor, government, and educational organizations to increase training and employment opportunities throughout the state. Apprenticeship is occupational training that commands on-the-job experience with classroom learning. The division registers occupational skills standards and agreements between apprentices and employers and works with local apprenticeship committees to ensure quality training and equal opportunity, especially for women and people of color, in technical craft jobs.

 

Apprenticeship and Training Division Regional Offices

Bend
Address: 1645 NE Forbes Rd., Suite 106, Bend 97701-4990
Phone: 541-322-2435
Fax: 541-389-8265

Medford
Address: 119 N Oakdale Ave., Medford 97501
Phone: 541-776-6270
Fax: 541-776-6284

 

State Apprenticeship and Training Council
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0760; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Contact: Stephen Simms, Secretary; Brad Avakian, Chair
Statutory Authority: ORS 660.110


Duties and Responsibilities:The State Apprenticeship and Training Council oversees apprenticeship committees, programs and policies and approves apprenticeship committee members. The commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries serves as the chairperson, and the director of the Apprenticeship and Training Division serves as its secretary.

 

Civil Rights Division
Address: 800 NE Oregon, Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0764; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-0765
Web: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Amy Klare
Statutory Authority: ORS, 30.670, 30.685, 345.240, 654.062, Chapter 659A


Duties and Responsibilities: The state Civil Rights Division is tasked with defending the rights of all Oregonians to equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, and career schools. The investigators, managers and support staff that make up the division are a crucial part of BOLI’s mission to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and protect access to housing and public accommodations that are free from discrimination.

 

Wage and Hour Division
Address: 800 NE Oregon, Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0844; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-0769
Web: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Gerhard Taeubel, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 279, 652, 653, 658, 654.251


Duties and Responsibilities: The Wage and Hour Division enforces laws covering state minimum wage and overtime requirements, working conditions, child labor, farm and forest labor contracting, and wage collection. The division enforces the payment of prevailing wage rates required to be paid to construction workers on public works projects. BOLI determines and publishes prevailing wage rates based on an annual construction industry survey.

 

Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0844
Contact: Gerhard Taeubel, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 279C.820


Duties and Responsibilities: The Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee was legislatively established in 2003. The committee assists the BOLI commissioner in the administration of the Prevailing Wage Rate Law.

Technical Assistance for Employers Program
Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Phone: 971-673-0824; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Web: www.oregon.gov/BOLI/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Jennifer Germundson, Manager


Duties and Responsibilities: The Technical Assistance for Employers Program offers guidance to Oregon businesses and organizations so they can understand Oregon employment law and avoid potential violations. The program holds employment law seminars throughout the state and publishes employer handbooks on wage and hour, civil rights, family leave laws and other important topics. The staff fields daily calls from Oregon employers seeking guidance on employment-related matters.

 

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