The mission of the Special Districts Association of Oregon is to assist special service districts in providing cost-effective and efficient public services to the people of Oregon.

News & Announcements

     SDIS Best Practices Program
Learn more about how to earn credits on your district's 2019 insurance contributions.

     SDAO Newsletter: Summer 2018
The spring edition of the SDAO newsletter is now available for download. 

       2018 Legislative Summary
The 2018 SDAO Legislative Report is now available
for download.

    SDIS Insurance Site
The SDIS Insurance Site has a new look! Discover all the capabilities of the new website with this informational flyer.


SDIS Safety & Security Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 SDIS Safety and Security Grant Program! SDIS members are eligible to apply for a matching grant (maximum of $5,000) to help fund new safety and security related projects. Learn more.

SDAO Awards Program

The SDAO Awards Program gives recognition to member districts for accomplishments which allow them to provide better service to the public and honors individuals who have greatly contributed to the success of their organization. These awards celebrate the ingenuity, creativity, and diversity of our members. Learn more and nominate a district or individual today. 

BOLI Files Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Pay Equity Law

On August 28, 2018, the Bureau filed with the Oregon Secretary of State a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposed adoption of rules that would effectuate the specific requirements and enforcement details of the pay equity law (HB 2005, 2017). With this memo please find the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

A public hearing is scheduled for 9:00 AM on September 28, 2018 at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, 800 NE Oregon St. #1045, Portland, OR, 97232.
The deadline for public comment on the proposed rules is 5:00 p.m. on September 28, 2018. Members of the public are welcome to submit comments by mail or email prior to this deadline.

Read more.

Oregon Pay Equity Law

The Oregon Pay Equity Law has created considerable new obligations and areas of liability for Oregon employers. This law prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of protected class, defined as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or age. In other words, employers may not pay employees performing comparable work at different rates of pay because of their membership in one of these protected classes. While it may sound simple, these new requirements can be confusing. HR Answers has provided a summary for employers as to what they need to do to ensure compliance with this new law. Read more…