Public Employee Rights and Benefits

ORS 243.974
Designation of beneficiary form

  • notice required when public safety officer suffers qualifying death or disability


At the time a public safety officer is hired or utilized as a volunteer, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall provide the public safety officer with a designation of beneficiary form on which the public safety officer may elect to designate a person to receive benefits under ORS 243.956 (Eligibility for benefits from fund) in lieu of the standard beneficiaries identified in ORS 243.969 (Payment of lump sum benefits). If the public safety officer completes the beneficiary form, the agency shall retain the beneficiary form until an initial application is filed under ORS 243.958 (Initial application for benefits).


If no designation of beneficiary form has been completed under subsection (1) of this section, any lump sum benefits will be paid under the provisions of ORS 243.969 (Payment of lump sum benefits).


No later than three days after a determination that a public safety officer suffered a qualifying death or disability, the agency employing or utilizing the public safety officer shall notify the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board of the fact by sending the board the appropriate form supplied by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. If a designation of beneficiary form has been completed, the agency shall include the form with the notification to the board. [1999 c.981 §15; 2001 c.493 §4; 2003 c.295 §8; 2007 c.378 §5]
Note: See note under 243.950 (Public Safety Memorial Fund).
Chapter 243

Notes of Decisions

Effect of Public Employe Relations Act is to modify authority of Personnel Division so that, while division retains responsibility for establishing general job salary grades and classifications, specific salary within each range which is paid to employe in public employe bargaining unit is subject to negotiation or arbitration under terms of this chapter. AFSCME v. Executive Dept., 52 Or App 457, 628 P2d 1228 (1981), Sup Ct review denied

Provision of collective bargaining agreement giving present employes lateral transfer rights was valid under ORS 240.321 and fact that its implementation resulted in male succeeding female employe did not violate state affirmative action statutes. State Executive Dept. v. OPEU, 91 Or App 124, 754 P2d 582 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State agencies paying carpooling employes' parking fees, (1974) Vol 36, p 1015

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 23, 44 (1971)


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Jun. 26, 2021