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Oregon State CapitolLegislative Equity Office​

Bor Yang, Legislative Equity Officer
900 Court St. NE, Room 62, Salem, Oregon 97301​ / 503-986-1625




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

The LEO is currently conducting all process counseling and working with contractors to conduct investigations. The following contacts may be helpful to you:   

Brenda Baumgart, Stoel Rives - Contractor
Direct: (503) 294-9413 

Sarah Ryan, Jackson Lewis - 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


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 ( ​

The following in-person trainings have been scheduled and satisfies the training requirement for 2024:
(Please click below to enroll via Workday)

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 this link to access the training.

Regarding Workday accounts for State Employees: State employees should already have a Workday account. Please use your current account to access the training.​​​

For help with creating or accessing a Workday account, please contact Workday Learning support:​​​
*If you are a current state employee, please contact your Human Resources office for help with Workday.​

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