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Oregon State CapitolLegislative Equity Office​

  
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1625
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, Room 62, Salem, Oregon 97301
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/leo

 
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"The Legislative Branch is committed to promoting a respectful and inclusive environment in the State Capitol and in any setting in which conduct has the ability to create a Capitol environment that is intimidating, hostile or offensive, or may constitute conduct that amounts to retaliation for the making of a good-faith complaint under this rule or for participation in an investigation under this rule.​​"

​Rule 27 (1)(a) as adopted in enrolled HCR28 (2021)

Legislative Equity Officer recruitment

The Joint Committee on Conduct is currently recruiting for a Legislative Equity Officer (LEO). We want to ensure that all parties have access to the resources and services of the equity office during this transition time. During the recruitment process, the Joint Committee on Conduct (JCC) secured a contractual arrangement for core LEO office functions with outside firms. Stoel Rives and Jackson Lewis will be available to receive confidential disclosures from members of the Capitol Community pending the hire of our new LEO. In addition, they will be available to assist with process counseling for individuals seeking options to make reports or complaints under Legislative Branch Personnel Rule (LBPR) 27. A copy of the rule can be found here:

HCR0028 Rule 27.pdf


Rule 27 Reporting Options

​Individuals seeking to make confidential disclosures can do so by contacting Brenda Baumgart or Sarah Ryan via contacts listed below. 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.  We want to also remind you of our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program. Below is contact information for all resources outlined above. You may also use our online anonymous reporting form available here, or download the Conduct Complaint form and submit to one of the contacts below:​

Conduct Complaint Form.pdf

If you have a pending matter with the LEO office, please contact Brenda Baumgart or Sarah Ryan for guidance on next steps.   

Brenda Baumgart, Stoel Rives
Direct: (503) 294-9413 
Email:  brenda.baumgart@stoel.com

Sarah Ryan, Jackson Lewis
Direct:  (503) 345-4162
Main:  (503) 229-0404
Email:  Sarah.Ryan@jacksonlewis.com

Jessica Knieling, Interim HR Director
Direct: (503) 986-1370
Email:  Jessica.knieling@oregonlegislature.gov

Employee Services
Direct:  (503) 986.1373
Email:  employee.services@oregonlegislature.gov

Employee Assistance Program/Cascade Centers (EAP)
Available 24/7 & 365 FREE & CONFIDENTIAL
Website: https://cascadecenters.com/Services-Offered
Telephone: 800-433-2320
Text: 503-850-7721
Email: info@cascadecenters.com


2021 Trainings - Lobbyists

These trainings are required for registered lobbyists and will last for up to two hours. Currently, an online version of the training is available. Please sign up on the Legislature's online learning portal, h​ere. Once you have signed up, look for the course titled, "Legislative Branch Personnel Rule 27, Harassment-Free Workplace​"

 
  
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