OJD Personnel Rules

The purpose of the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) Personnel Rules is to ensure that all employees enjoy the same rights and terms and conditions of employment. Since OJD is committed to continually improving and refining its personnel administration system, these rules may be changed as deemed appropriate by the Chief Justice and the State Court Administrator.

These rules were originally developed in 1982 with an effective date of January 1, 1983. They were subsequently updated in 1984, 1987, and 1988. In 2001, with the participation of an advisory committee comprised of management and nonmanagement employees, these rules underwent a major review and update. Since 2001, these rules have been updated in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 (effective January 1, 2016). Beginning with the 2001 update, the update process includes an opportunity for all OJD employees and judges to review and comment on proposed changes.

All employees are encouraged to submit written suggestions for improvements to these rules to the OJD Human Resource Services Division Director at OJD.HRSD@ojd.state.or.us.

Personnel Rules effective January 1, 2016 - PDF
Chief Justice Order (CJO) adopting rules effective January 1, 2016 - PDF