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:
- Promptly document all reports of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, subject to requests for confidentiality.
- 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
- Develop and deliver a strategic educational plan for interns, staff, lobbyists, members.
- Collaborate with public, private, and non-profit groups and impacted communities.
- 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
Direct: (503) 986.1373
Employee Assistance Program/Cascade Centers (EAP)
Available 24/7 & 365 FREE & CONFIDENTIAL
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 (public.law)
The following in-person trainings have been scheduled and satisfies the training requirement for 2024:
(Please click below to enroll via Workday)
- September 13th, 10am – 12pm, 350 Winter St NE, Salem, Room 260
- October 4th, 10am – 12pm, 350 Winter St NE, Salem, Room 260
- November 1st, 10am – 12pm, 350 Winter St NE, Salem, Conference Room F
- November 1st, 2pm – 4pm, 350 Winter St NE, Salem, Conference Room F
- December 6th, 10am – 12pm, 350 Winter St NE, Salem, Room 260
The law envisions in-person attendance. Except for out of state lobbyists, taking the training online can only be done in any given two year period.
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