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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The mission of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is to protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and protect access to housing and public accommodations that are free from discrimination. The Oregon Legislature founded the agency in 1903.

The principal duties of BOLI are to protect the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing, and public accommodations; encourage and enforce compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment; educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour, and civil rights law; and promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through the apprenticeship program and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and educational institutions.

BOLI employs nearly 100 professionals and is headquartered in Portland. Regional offices can be found in Eugene and Salem, and Apprentice and Training Division regional offices are located in Bend and Medford.


BOLI Regional Offices:


Address: 1400 Executive Pkwy., Suite 200, Eugene 97401
Phone: 541-686-7623
Fax: 541-686-7980

Address: 3865 Wolverine St. NE, Bldg. E-1, Salem 97305
Phone: 503-378-3292
Fax: 503-378-7636


Agency Subdivisions

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


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0761; Oregon Relay System TTY: 711
Fax: 971-673-0762
General Email:
Contact: Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Marcia Ohlemiller
Records Officer Email: Marcia Ohlemiller
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 651
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Biography - a brief sketch about the commissioner's background and role

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog