Oregon Secretary of State


Employment Department

Present Duties

Employment Building
The Employment Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Employment Department. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20080324-0031)
The department supports economic stability for Oregonians by paying unemployment benefits, matching qualified job seekers to businesses, providing quality workforce and economic information to promote informed decision-making, and providing paid leave benefits to people working in Oregon. ​
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Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices and programs.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: ​ 875 Union St. NE, Salem 97311​
Telephone: 503-947-1394; Toll-free: 1-800-237-3710​
General Email: Oed_info@oregon.gov
Contact: David Gerstenfeld, ​Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Employment Department​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 657.601

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records & Publications​​

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Administrative Correspondence
Dates: 1942-1946
Cubic Ft.: 18
Title: Annual Reports
Dates: 1938-1971
Cubic Ft.: .5
Title: Informational Representative's records
Dates: 1935-1958
Cubic Ft.: 12
Title: Manpower Coordinating Committee Cooperative Area Reports
Dates: 1962-1968
Cubic Ft.: 1
Title: Minutes
Dates: 1945
Cubic Ft.: .1
Title: Publications
Dates: 1943-1946
Cubic Ft.: 9
Title: Report of Current and Anticipated Employment
Dates: 1944-1946
Cubic Ft.: .25
Title: Reports
Dates: 1944-1946
Cubic Ft.: 1
Title: Unemployment Compensation Commission Application Cards
Dates: 1944-1946
Cubic Ft.: 18
Title: Unemployment Compensation Commission Bulletins and Publications
Dates: 1947-1959
Cubic Ft.: 7
Title: Unemployment Compensation Commission Minutes
Dates: 1935-1971
Cubic Ft.: 2
Title: Weekly Progress Reports
Dates: 1944-1946
Cubic Ft.: 1.25