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Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

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Bor Yang Legislative Equity Officer

Bor Yang, Legislative Equity Officer

Prior to becoming the Legislative Equity Officer, Bor served as Executive Director and Legal Counsel for the Vermont Human Rights Commission; the entity that enforces the state's anti-discrimination laws. There, Bor worked closely with the Vermont Legislature, state agencies, departments, and community advocates to advance public policies on issues of equality and justice, in addition to overseeing the Commission's investigations and litigation. Previously, Bor was a staff attorney investigator at the Commission and worked many years as an attorney and instructor in Minneapolis, Minnesota after graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School.​


Aislyn Matias Support Specialist

Aislyn Matias, Support Specialist​

Before joining the Legislative Equity Office, Aislyn worked with the School of Gender, Race, and Nations and Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University, served as a commissioner to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission of Oregon, and as workgroup member for the Joint Task Force on Underrepresented Students in Higher Education. She earned her Master's in Global Leadership and Sustainability at Hawaii Pacific University, where she worked for the School of Social Work and as a student club advisor. 



The Legislative Equity Office envisions a general assembly free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, where people are treated equally and with respect; diverse opinions and perspectives are sought and valued; the voices of the people are heard; and ideas that can transform communities are fully realized.


The Legislative Equity Office is committed to promoting, sustaining, and ensuring an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for interns, staff, lobbyists, elected officials, and the public. To meet this mission, the Legislative Equity Office shall:

  1. ​Promptly document all reports of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, subject to requests for confidentiality.
  2. Conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into all claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation with efficiency and integrity. 
  3. Develop and deliver a strategic educational plan for interns, staff, lobbyists, and members.
  4. Collaborate with public, private, and non-profit groups and impacted communities.
  5. Produce annual reports with recommendations to the Legislature to mitigate and eradicate harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.​


Chapter 173 – Legislative Service Agencies


173.900     Joint Committee on Conduct established; Legislative Equity Office established; Legislative Equity Officer

173.903     Joint Committee on Conduct continuing existence; quorum; voting

173.906     Legislative Equity Officer vacancy

173.909     Duties and powers of Legislative Equity Officer

173.912     Contracting for independent investigator; investigator duties

173.915     Respectful workplace training

173.918     Adopting policies for lobbyist respectful workplace training

173.921     Culture and climate surveys

173.924     Reporting harassment to Legislative Equity Officer

173.927     Establishing and maintaining Capitol Leadership Team; team duties

173.930     Contracting for offsite process counselor

173.933     Offsite process counselor duties

173.936     Exemption from public record disclosure; exceptions to exemption

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