Oregon State Resource Center
Oregon Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Oregon Department of Justice is responsible for general counsel and supervision of all civil actions and legal proceedings in which the state is a party or has an interest. The Department, through the Attorney General, also has full charge and control of all the state's legal business that requires the services of an attorney or legal counsel.
The Governor of Oregon is the top executive of the government of Oregon. The governor is the commander-in-chief of Oregon's Military Department. Power is granted to the governor to mobilize and deploy state military forces. The governor has the power to veto legislation, which can be overridden by a two-thirds majority in both houses of the legislature, and can veto particular items from an appropriations or emergency bill while leaving others intact.
- Secretary of State
The Secretary of State provides strategic, legislative and policy guidance for the agency; provides access to the permanently valuable records of Oregon government and also publishes the Oregon Blue Book and Oregon Administrative Rules; ensures government accountability and that public funds are efficiently and effectively spent on public programs; promotes commerce by enabling the creation of business, commission of Notaries Public and streamlining access to government services and regulatory requirements; and uniformly interprets and applies the election laws.
- State Controller
The State Controller's Division (SCD) provides guidance and leadership to state agencies and other stakeholders in accounting, payroll and fiscal disciplines. SCD statewide programs are accounting and reporting, accounts receivable management, central disbursement processing, and central payroll processing. In addition, SCD provides internal control services, client agency and accounts receivable coordination services.
- State of Oregon
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is a dramatic land of many changes. From the rugged Oregon seacoast, to the high mountain passes of the Oregon Cascades, in the lush greenery and magnificent waterfalls, and in the stony lava beds and Ponderosa pines of the high desert, Oregon's natural beauty is here for all to enjoy.
- State Treasurer
The State Treasurer is the chief financial officer for the State and is responsible for the prudent financial management of taxpayer dollars. Some of the Treasurer's responsibilities include managing the investment of state funds, issuing all state bonds, serving as the central bank for state agencies, and administering the Oregon 529 College Savings Network.
Oregon Legislative Branch
- Oregon State Legislature
The State of Oregon has a Citizen Legislature (meaning that most legislators have other jobs) consisting of the Senate, whose 30 members are elected to serve four-year terms, and the House of Representatives, which has 60 members elected for two-year terms. There are no term limits for either house in the Legislative Assembly.
Oregon Court Rules and Forms
- Appellate Court Rules
- Circuit Court Supplemental Local Rules (SLR)
- Court of Appeals Settlement Forms
- Court of Appeals Settlement Rules
Provides link to instant pdf download of Settlement Rules
- Oregon Administrative Rules
Provides access to the Origon Administrative Rules (OARs) 1.) Alphabetically by agency name; 2.) Numerically by OAR chapter number; or 3.) Search OAR text.
- Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure
- Oregon Rules of Evidence
- Tax Court Forms
- Tax Court Rules
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Oregon Forms
Local Bankruptcy Forms (LBFs).
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Oregon Rules
Local Bankruptcy Rules (LBRs).
Oregon Judicial Branch
- Oregon Judicial Department'
The chief executive of the The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Oregonís judiciary consists primarily of four different courts: the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Tax Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the Oregon circuit courts. Additionally, OJD includes the Council on Court Procedures, the Oregon State Bar, Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, and the Public Defense Services Commission
Oregon Executive Branch
- Bureau of Labor and Industries
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 free from discrimination. BOLI includes the Office of the Labor Commissioner; the Civil Rights Division; the Wage and Hour Division; and the Apprenticeship and Training Division. Several boards and citizen advisory groups help BOLI develop policy and advise the commissioner.
- Business Development Department
Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
- Department of Administrative Services
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is the central administrative agency of Oregon state government. DAS works to effectively implement policy and financial decisions made by the Governor and the Oregon Legislature. o fulfill its mission, DAS works to support state agencies by providing a strong and stable management infrastructure. As part of this effort, DAS partners with private enterprise, citizens, and other government entities in developing an efficient service delivery system.
- Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (ODA) has a three-fold mission: food safety and consumer protection; protecting the natural resource base; and marketing agricultural products. With nine divisions and numerous individual programs, ODA serves a wide variety of Oregonians, from the rural farmer to the urban-dwelling consumer.
- Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
The mission of the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development is to contribute leadership and resources to increase the skills, knowledge and career opportunities of Oregonians. The agency, with local education and workforce partners, manages resources from the state of Oregon supporting Oregon's community colleges; federal resources supporting one-stop career centers, adult basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs; and lottery funds supporting the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps.
- Department of Consumer and Business Services
The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is Oregon's largest regulatory agency. DCBS administers state laws and rules and protects consumers and workers in the areas of workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, and building codes.
- Department of Education
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) administers the educational policies and standards of the Oregon State Board of Education. The State of Oregon's public education system consists of public school districts and education service districts with their own respective governing bodies. ODE is organized around three core functions: accountability, leadership, and school improvement.
- Department of Energy
The mission of the Oregon Department of Energy is to ensure Oregon has an adequate supply of reliable and affordable energy and is safe from nuclear contamination, by helping Oregonians save energy, develop clean energy resources, promote renewable energy, and clean up nuclear waste.
- Department of Environmental Quality
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes, and for enforcing Oregon's environmental laws.
- Department of Fish and Wildlife
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The sale of fishing and hunting licenses provides about one-third of the funding for ODFW programs.
- Department of Forestry
The Oregon Department of Forestry is under the direction of the State Forester who is appointed by the State Board of Forestry. The statutes direct the state forester to act on all matters pertaining to forestry, including collecting and sharing information about the conditions of Oregon's forests, protecting forestlands and conserving forest resources.
- Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has become Oregonís major source of information to help Oregonians understand and prepare for the vast array of natural hazards that accompany the stateís spectacular geology. Mapping the stateís varied geology and natural hazards is a primary function of DOGAMI. These hazards include earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and coastal erosion. DOGAMI also regulates surface mining, in addition to oil, gas and geothermal resource exploration.
- Department of Human Services
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is the primary health and human services agency. Primary functions of the agency include providing public assistance programs, administering the Oregon Health Plan, providing addiction and vocational rehabilitation services, and managing services for seniors and people with disabilities. It contracts with county governments and other providers for some mental health and public health services. DHS is organized into five operational divisions and the Director's Office.
- Department of Justice
The Oregon Department of Justice is the main legal branch of Oregon Government. As the chief lawyer for the State of Oregon, the Attorney General upholds the rule of law for all Oregonians through the different missions of the Department of Justice. The mission of the Oregon Department is to provide outstanding legal and child support services to Oregonians and their government.
- Department of Land Conservation and Development
The purpose of the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is to guide land use policy to: foster livable, sustainable development in urban and rural communities; protect farm and forest lands and other natural resources; conserve coastal and ocean resources; and improve the well-being and prosperity of citizens, businesses and communities throughout Oregon. DLCD is organized into five divisions: Community Services Division; Planning Services Division; Ocean and Coastal Services Division; Measure 49 Development Services Division; and Operations Services Division.
- Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue administers Oregon tax laws and collects taxes for more than 30 programs. The Department's mission is to make revenue systems work to fund the public services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
- Department of State Lands
The Department of State Lands is the administrative agency of the State Land Board, handling the day-to-day work of the board in managing the land and other resources dedicated to the Common School Fund. The agency is comprised of four divisions: Director's Office, Land Management, Wetlands and Waterways Conservation, and Finance and Administration, and the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
- Department of State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is not just the "highway patrol", but a full-service public safety agency. OSP is comprised of five divisions: The Office of the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent; Police Services Bureau; Public Safety Services Bureau; Administrative Services; and Planning and Organizational Development. OSP's mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state.
- Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) develops programs related to Oregonís system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.
- Employment Department
The Employment Department was created in 1993. The department is an active partner in the development of the state's workforce. The mission of the Employment Department is to promote employment of Oregonians through developing a diversified, multi-skilled workforce, promoting quality child care, and providing support during periods of unemployment.
- Office of Economic Analysis
The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) provides objective forecasts of the state's economy, revenue, population, corrections population, and Youth Authority population. These forecasts are used by the Governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and the public to achieve their goals. In addition to these four forecasts, OEA also manages the Oregon Highway Cost Allocation Study and produces the Oregon Population Survey.
- Office of Emergency Management
The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to execute the Governor's responsibilities to maintain an emergency services system by planning, preparing and providing for the prevention, mitigation and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of citizens of and visitors to the State of Oregon.
- Office Of Private Health Partnerships
The Office of Private Health Partnerships (OPHP) administers programs to increase the number of Oregonians and businesses with health insurance. It was originally created as the Insurance Pool Governing Board in 1987, but was renamed in 2006. OPHP provides information about health insurance to small employers, designs and markets affordable health insurance plans and administers the Family Health Insurance Assistance Program (FHIAP) and the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP).
- Office of Rural Health
The mission of the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of health care for rural Oregonians. ORH engages in four principal activities: Planning, Policy Development and Advocacy; Information Clearinghouse; Provider Recruitment and Retention; and Technical Assistance to Communities.
- Oklahoma JobLink
This is Oklahoma JobLink is an online source for posting and finding jobs in the State of Oklahoma. It provides services for employees, employers and jobseekers, as well as information on an industry or workforce.
- Oregon Film & Video Office
The mission of the Oregon Film & Video Office is to promote the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon and to enhance the industryís revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally.
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income. OHCS administers federal and state antipoverty, homeless and energy assistance, and community service programs.
- Oregon Lottery
The Oregon Lottery was established in 1984 by Oregon voters. Since then, the Oregon Lottery has become a critical funding source for important Oregon programs. The Oregon Lottery offers a wide variety of games, ranging from Scratch-it tickets to Powerball to Video Lottery games and more. In addition to the statewide allocations, every county receives a portion of total Video Lottery net receipts for local economic development projects.
- Oregon Military Department
The Oregon Military Department's purpose is to administer, house, equip and train the Oregon National Guard - a ready force to support the Governor during unrest or natural disaster and as a reserve force to the United States Air Force and the United States Army.
- Oregon Tourism Commission dba Travel Oregon
The statutory mission of the Oregon Tourism Commission is to encourage economic growth and to enhance the quality of life in Oregon through a strengthened economic impact of tourism throughout the state. The Commission shall encourage increased expenditures by visitors to Oregon and by in-state travelers, and shall cooperate with local, regional and private industry tourism entities.
- Oregon Youth Authority
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is the state juvenile corrections agency. OYA incarcerates youth who cannot safely live in the community, and provides supervision and treatment opportunities to youth offenders in all 36 Oregon counties. OYAís mission integrates protecting the public and reducing crime by providing reformation opportunities to youth offenders in safe environments.
- Parks and Recreation Department
The mission of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. OPRD operates Oregon's state parks and is responsible for Oregon's Recreation Trails, the Ocean Shores Recreation Area, Scenic Waterways and the Willamette River Greenway.
- Public Employees Retirement System
The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is the retirement and disability fund for public employees in the state of Oregon. Employees of the state, school districts, and local governments are eligible for coverage. A health insurance plan for covered retirees was added to the program in 1987.
- State Archives Public Information Server
The Oregon State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State's Office, provides access to the permanently valuable records of Oregon government. The division houses some of the state's oldest documents, including records from the provisional and territorial governments, the Oregon Constitution, and extensive holdings from all three branches of state government. The State Archives also publishes the biennial Oregon Blue Book, the authoritative source of information on Oregon's history and government.
- State Library
The mission of the State Library is to provide quality information services to Oregon state government; provide reading materials to blind and print-disabled Oregonians; and to provide leadership, grants, and other assistance to improve local library service for all Oregonians.
- Water Resources Department
The mission of the Water Resources Department is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management through two key goals: 1) to directly address Oregon's water supply needs; and 2) to restore and protect streamflows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon's ecosystems, economy, and quality of life.
Oregon Boards and Commissions
- Construction Contractors Board
The Construction Contractors Board protects the publicís interest relating to improvements to real property. The Board regulates construction contractors and promotes a competitive business environment through education, contractor licensing, dispute resolution, and law enforcement.
- Oregon Arts Commission
The Oregon Arts Commission was established to foster the arts in Oregon and ensure their excellence. Nine Commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine policies, establish long-range plans, and review applications to grants programs to determine funding levels. In 1993, the Oregon Arts Commission became a division of the Oregon Business Development Department.
- Oregon Progress Board
The Oregon Progress Board is an independent board created by the Legislature in 1990 to monitor the state's 20-year strategic vision, Oregon Shines, and keep it current. Due to the budget crisis, the Progress Board was defunded for the 2009-11 biennium. However, HB 3199 (2009), Sections 18-22, authorizes a separate Progress Board Fund and the Board to enter into an operating agreement with other organizations. The Department of Administrative Services will continue to host the Board's Web content, and the Secretary of State's office will update the benchmarks data.
- Oregon State Commission on Children and Families
The Oregon Commission on Children and Families is an entrepreneurial catalyst that brings critical community partners together to get better outcomes for children and families. It is the Commission's vision that all Oregon's children and youth will be safe, healthy, well-educated, employable, and valued contributors to their communities.
- Oregon Student Assistance Commission
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) administers a variety of State of Oregon, Federal, and privately funded student financial aid programs for the benefit of Oregonians attending institutions of postsecondary education. This agency was formerly known as the Oregon State Scholarship Commission. OSAC's mission is to assist Oregon students and their families in attaining a postsecondary education and to enhance the value, integrity, and diversity of Oregon's college programs.
- Public Utility Commission
The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) regulates customer rates and services of the state's investor-owned electric, natural gas and telephone utilities; and certain water companies. PUC does not regulate people's utility districts, cooperatives or municipally-owned utilities except in matters of safety. PUC ensures consumers receive utility service at fair and reasonable rates, while allowing regulated companies the opportunity to earn an adequate return on their investment.