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Oregon State CapitolLegislative Equity Office​

Bor Yang, Legislative Equity Officer                                 Aislyn Matias, Support Specialist                           





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. Read more about ​Rule 27 (1)(a) as adopted in enrolled HCR28 (2021): HCR0028 Rule 27.pdf
  3. Develop and deliver a strategic educational plan for interns, staff, lobbyists, 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.​

Rule 27 Reporting Options

​Individuals seeking to make confidential disclosures can do so by contacting the LEO. You can also always seek assistance from any branch appointing authority or Employee Services who will make every effort to maintain confidentiality, but who may have mandatory reporting obligations. Employees also have access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Program. You may also use the online anonymous reporting form available here​, or download the Conduct Complaint form and submit to the LEO:​Conduct Complaint Form.pdf


In an effort to foster a safe and respectful workplace in the Oregon State Capitol, all legislators, legislative staff, legislative interns, legislative volunteers, and lobbyists who are required to registered with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission must attend annual training per statute, ORS 173.915 - Respectful workplace training ( ​

You can find the Rule 27 PowerPoint Presentation Here: Rule 27 Training_Yang_2023_2024.pdf

The law envisions in-person attendance. In-person trainings are offered on a quarterly basis and a schedule of open-invite trainings will be listed on this webpage. The next in-person training will be offered on March 6, 2024. Please use this link to enroll on Workday. 

ONLINE TRAINING is available for persons whose principal workplace is out of state. For anyone else who absolutely could not attend any in-person trainings, online substitution can only be done once every two years. If you qualify to take the training online according to the statute, you can click on this link:  LEG -​ LBPR 27 and Respectful Workplace 2024 for Lobby (Recording) | Learning - Workday (

You need a workday account to sign up for trainings. If you don't already have a workday account, this job aid walks through how to create one. When creating an account. Please be sure to select Oregon State Legislature for your Affiliation.​Once you have an account, you can click the link to access the training. It is not searcheable on workday. FOR HELP WITH WORKDAY, please contact Employee Services:​

Regarding Workday accounts for State Employees: State employees should already have a Workday account. Please use your current account to access the training.​​​​​​ If you are a current state employee, please contact your Human Resources office for help with Workday.​

Sarah Ryan, Jackson Lewis - Independent Investigator (Contractor)

Direct:  (503) 345-4162
Main:  (503) 229-0404

Employee Services

Direct:  (503) 986.1373

Employee Assistance Program/Cascade Centers (EAP)
Available 24/7 & 365 FREE & CONFIDENTIAL

Canopy Services
Call:  800.433.2320
Text: 503.850.7721

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