2019 Oregon Revised Statutes
Volume : 06 - Local Government, Public Employees, Elections
Chapter 240 - State Personnel Relations
Section 240.610 - Mediation service fee; labor relations and negotiation training fee; amount; payment; disposition of fees.
(1) Notwithstanding ORS 662.435, when the Employment Relations Board assigns a mediator under ORS 243.712 or 662.425 to resolve a labor dispute or labor controversy between a local public employer and the exclusive representative of the public employees of that employer, the board may charge a fee for the mediation services provided by the board. The local public employer and the exclusive representative shall each pay one-half of the amount of the fee to the board.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the fee charged by the board under this section may not exceed:
(a) $1,000 for the first two mediation sessions;
(b) $625 for the third mediation session;
(c) $625 for the fourth mediation session; and
(d) $1,000 for each additional mediation session.
(3) Notwithstanding any other law, in addition to fees for mediation services, the board may establish fees for providing labor relations and negotiation training. The fees are not subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.
(4) Fees received by the board under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the Employment Relations Board Administrative Account.
(5) As used in this section:
(a) "Exclusive representative" and "labor dispute" have the meanings given those terms in ORS 243.650.
(b) "Local public employer" means any political subdivision in this state, including a city, county, community college, school district, special district and a public and quasi-public corporation. [1993 c.711 §2; 1995 c.79 §84; 1995 c.448 §1; 2007 c.296 §7; 2011 c.593 §1; 2017 c.383 §1]