Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0090 - What are the Requirements for an Employee Survey?

(1) Employers may use the survey form provided by the Department or an alternate instrument. Any alternate survey instrument must be approved by the Department before use and must provide an opportunity for employees to indicate an interest in a carpool matching program;
(2) The employer must distribute the survey form to all employees and achieve a minimum response rate of 75 percent; If the employer cannot achieve the minimum response rate for follow-up surveys within a reasonable amount of time, the Department will assign a single occupant vehicle mode to the percentage of employees who did not respond up to the 75% rate;
(3) Employers with more than 400 employees at a work site may survey a statistically valid random sample of employees and must follow the Department's guidelines for random sampling;
(4) Survey forms must be distributed during the week following a typical work week for the employer and not bordering a holiday;
(5) The baseline survey must not be distributed to employees earlier than one year before reporting the results to the Department (older baseline surveys can be used to apply for credit, see OAR 340-242-0250 );
(6) Follow-up surveys must not be distributed to employees earlier than 90 days before reporting the results to the Department;
(7) Employers must report survey findings to the Department every two years, and;
(8) An alternative method may be substituted for the survey. Alternative methods must be at least as accurate as survey findings and must be approved by the Department (such methods might include counting cars in an employee parking lot or conducting work site entrance verbal surveys).

NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan as adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission under OAR 340-200-0040.


Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0090
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-030-0880; DEQ 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-07

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.363

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