Workers’ Compensation Division - DCBS

Present Duties

Labor and Industries Building
The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Workers’ Compensation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Oregon’s workers’ compensation system was created in 1913, with major reforms enacted in 1990 and 1995. The Workers’ Compensation Division administers and regulates statutes and rules to ensure that employers provide coverage for their workers, provide treatment and benefits to help injured workers return to work as quickly as possible, and resolve disputes as quickly, fairly and with as little litigation as possible. The division facilitates injured workers’ early return-to-work through incentive programs funded through the Workers’ Benefit Fund; helps resolve medical, vocational, disability and other disputes; and provides consultation, training and technical services to people and businesses within the system.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Telephone: 503-947-7810
Fax: 503-947-7581
Contact: John L. Shilts, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Fred Bruyns 
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 654, 656, 659A
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records, Publications and General Information

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

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 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