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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for ARA 3.10 - Employee Benefits | May 2024

Public Notice
The City Auditor’s Office proposes updates to this administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


Portland City Charter Section 2-506(a) authorizes the City Auditor to establish rules for the Office of the Auditor. Charter Section 2-506(b) authorizes the City Auditor to establish and administer human resources rules for the Auditor’ Office that are consistent with City human resources rules, except where the City Auditor determines, in writing, that a City human resources rule impairs the Auditor Office’s independence or duties. 

Therefore, the City Auditor’s Office proposes the revision of the below administrative rule, which is available for public comment for thirty days before adoption.

ARA 3.10 - Employee Benefits

About the changes

Proposed changes to ARA 3.10 include adopting HRAR 10.03, in its entirely, by reference. This was prompted by recent updates to HRAR 10.03 which added new options for transit passes and changed the eligibility for participation in the TRIP program by reducing the percent of time required to commute by bus, MAX, carpool, walking or biking from 80% to 20%.

Submitting Comments

The City Auditor invites employees and the public to comment on the proposed revised rule. To be considered, comments must be received by 5:00 PM on June 3, 2024. Comments may be:

Reviewing the Proposed Rule

The proposed rule text can be found below. The full list of Adopted Rules for the Auditor's Office is available on the City of Portland website, or rules can be requested from the City Auditor's Office Operations Management division. 

View proposed rules:


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Auditor's Office

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