Potential Payroll Issues for PSWs

Attention Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and Common Law Employers (CLEs),


ODDS recently received notice of several issues related to PSW payroll. Here is what we know:


  1. Public Partnerships (PPL) made a system error in the calculation of PSW contribution amounts towards Oregon Saves for those working with multiple employers. The error was caught before the funds were submitted so PPL was able to pay those funds back on 11/3/2020. Questions regarding this should be directed to PPL: 1 (888) 419-7705.


  1. The Treasury Office sent a letter to certain CLEs stating they need to “Opt Out” as the employer. This request was an error. CLEs do not need to do anything on their end.


  1. The Department of Revenue (DOR) issued Transit Tax bills to certain CLEs. ODDS contacted DOR and reminded them that CLEs are not subject to this tax.


Updates will be posted on applicable websites such as eXPRS, ODDS and OHCC Facebook pages and ODDS and OHCC web pages.