Paid Leave Oregon

  • Paid Leave Oregon is a new program that allows employees in Oregon to take paid
    time off for some of life’s most important moments that impact our families, health,
    and safety. PPS has elected to provide this leave program through the equivalent plan option allowed by the state. After you have requested leave with FMLASource, if you intend to request Paid Leave Oregon/OR PFML leave you will still need to make a request with The Standard. 

  • Effective September 3, 2023, paid benefits are available to eligible employees up to a combined twelve (12) weeks per benefit year for the following reasons:

    • To bond following the birth, adoption or foster placement of the employee’s child within the first twelve (12) months of birth or placement;

    • To care for the employee’s own serious health condition; 

    • To care for a family member’s serious health condition; 

    • For safe leave related to the employee, or an employee’s minor child or dependent experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, harrassment or stalking.  

    In many cases, leave taken under Paid Leave Oregon/OR PFML runs concurrently with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or Oregon Paid Leave Act (OFLA). Please note that recent guidance from BOLI and Paid Leave Oregon indicates that since these leaves are designed to run together, once an employee takes Paid Leave Oregon the law also limits the amount of leave available for that benefit year to 16 weeks (up to 12 which may be taken as Paid Leave). Employees may also take an additional two weeks of Paid Leave for pregnancy disability, bringing the total leave available for that benefit year up to 18 weeks maximum. Please review guidance from BOLI and Paid Leave Oregon on this matter. 

    *Updated: November 3, 2023


  • Contact The Standard

    Phone: 866-756-8116
    Call Center Hours 5:00am-5:00pm PST Monday-Friday

    Employer name: School District No. 1 (Portland Public Schools)
    Group Policy number: 762236

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