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Governor Kitzhaber created the position of state Chief
Operating Officer within the Department of Administrative
Services (DAS) to review outdated systems, streamline
departments and create efficiencies and cost savings within state government.
Michael Jordan assumed this post in March 2011 and immediately began working towards achieving transformative, long-term change and developing an agile organization that is able to meet current and future challenges.
  

To fulfill this monumental task, the Office of the COO has coordinated the following work teams and statewide initiatives that cross jurisdictional and agency boundaries:


10-Year Plan for Oregon
a project to develop a new outcome-based budget in coordination with a
10-year sustainable budget framework.

Improving Government
an initiative to maximize the dollars that serve Oregonians.

Enterprise Leadership Team
agency leaders working together to guide change for state agencies.​​

 

Additional programs in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer include: 

Office of Economic Analysis 
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.
 
 
Internal Audits
Focuses on fiscal accountability and performance, and provides management with appraisals, analyses, and recommendations concerning the activities reviewed.
 
 
Legislative Coordination 
Provides coordination of legislative activities and guidance to agency staff that regularly work with the Governor's Office and Legislature. 
 
 
Statewide Audit Advisory Committee
Promotes excellence and professional standards-based internal auditing services in state government. This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
DAS Vision, Mission and Values