Workers’ Compensation Board - DCBS

Spinnaker Place Building
The Spinnaker Place Building in Salem houses The Workers' Compensation Board. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20090126-0180​)

Present Duties

The board conducts contested case hearings and provides mediation for workers’ compensation matters, as well as for Oregon OSHA citations and orders. It is the appellate body that reviews administrative law judge workers’ compensation orders on appeal, exercises its own motion jurisdiction and reviews claim disposition agreements. The board also hears appeals from Oregon Department of Justice regarding applications for compensation under the Crime Victim Assistance Program and resolves disputes between workers and workers’ compensation carriers arising from workers’ civil actions against third parties. The five-member board is appointed by the governor for four-year terms, subject to Senate confirmation. ​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Phone: 503-378-3308, Toll-free: 877-311-8061
Fax: 503-373-1684
Contact: Joy Dougherty, Chair

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 656

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records & Publications​

Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)