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Employee Defense and Indemnification

Oregon Revised Statutes 30.260 to 30.300, also known as the Oregon Tort Claims Acts, governs tort claims made against officers, employees, and agents of any Oregon public body. Portland State University faculty and staff are covered under this Act. Under ORS 30.285, Portland State University shall defend and indemnify its employees against any tort claim or demand, whether groundless or otherwise, arising out of an alleged act or omission occurring in the performance of duty, except in cases of malfeasance in office or willful or wonton neglect of duty.