Metropolitan Service Districts

ORS 268.240
PERS membership for specified classes of district employees

  • conditions


A district that is not participating in the Public Employees Retirement System may, by application to the board, include any class of employees of the district in the system established by ORS chapters 238 and 238A without entering into a contract of integration with the board under ORS 238.680 (Integration of other retirement systems).


The board shall consider an application received under this section to be an application to become a participating employer under ORS chapters 238 and 238A but only to the extent of providing membership for the class of employees described in the application.


The board, upon such terms as are set forth in a contract between the board and the employer, shall allow every employee in the specified class to become members of the Public Employees Retirement System in accordance with ORS chapters 238 and 238A.


When a district enters into a contract with the board under subsection (3) of this section, the district shall agree to eventually extend coverage under ORS chapters 238 and 238A to all eligible district employees through successive contracts with the board.


All employees who have completed the period of service with the public employer that is required under ORS 238.015 (Membership generally), 238A.100 (Establishing membership under pension program) or 238A.300 (Establishing membership under individual account program) shall become members of the system on a date specified by the board. All other employees in the described class shall become members upon completion of the required period of service.


As used in this section, “board” means the Public Employees Retirement Board established under ORS 238.630 (Board generally). [1989 c.879 §2; 2003 c.733 §72]
Chapter 268

Notes of Decisions

Limitation of chapter applicability to statutorily defined area within boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and preclusion of formation of additional metropolitan service districts in state, did not create corporation by special law in violation of Const. Art. XI sec 2. Reilley v. Secretary of State, 288 Or 573, 607 P2d 162 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of district to borrow waste disposal planning funds from Environmental Quality Commission, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117; Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspection Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 53 (1971); 93 OLR 455 (2014)


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Jun. 26, 2021