ORS 240.395
Suspension of merit system in emergencies
  • reinstatement


In the event of emergency or abnormal employment conditions due to disaster, national defense, war or conflict in which the Armed Forces of the United States are participating and because of which Oregon citizens are subject to induction into the Armed Forces, if a critical shortage of persons available and employable to fill positions and discharge duties in the classified service results, and the Personnel Division so finds and the Governor so certifies, the examination, certification and appointment procedures required by law shall be suspended for the duration of the emergency as to all or any classes of positions in which there is a shortage of employees.


When the division determines that the emergency or abnormal condition no longer exists, and the Governor so certifies, the regular examination, certification and employment procedures shall be reestablished. Temporary appointments made with the approval of the division during the emergency period shall terminate 90 days after the date of establishment of eligible lists for positions to which temporary appointments have been made. [Amended by 1969 c.80 §68]

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May. 15, 2020