Department of Administrative Services

Oregon's Chief Operating Officer and DAS Director is charged with reviewing outdated systems, streamlining departments, and creating efficiencies and cost savings within state government. The COO chairs the Enterprise Leadership Team which, along with its Improving Government Steering Team, is composed of agency leaders working together to guide change for state agencies. This change is implemented by the project managers within the office of the COO. 


What are the current projects?

Public Records Request and Management Project

Improving access to public records by improving the way agencies maintain records and standardizing agency approach to requests for records. ​Learn more about the Public Records and Management Project.​​

Project Manager
Kat Silva, 503-779-9273, ​

ODOT Management Review

​Governor Brown ordered a management review of the Oregon Department of Transportation to inform discussions regarding a transportation funding package in the 2017 Legislature.  An oversight committee comprising current and former transportation commissioners, and former members of the Oregon Legislature defined the scope and DAS contracted with McKinsey and Co. -- a world class global management consulting firm -- to perform the review.

Work began in October 2016, and DAS received a complete set of findings on Jan 30, 2017. DAS will use the findings and options to develop recommendations, in consultation with McKinsey, to present to the Gov’s Office, Legislature and OTC this spring.

The Oregon Management Project

Seeking to change state government's relationship with its managers through a comprehensive reform package. Learn more about The Oregon Management Project​.

Workforce Planning Strategist
Christal Lee (Manager Empowerment and Accountability work stream), 503-798-1380,


Human Resource Information System Project

Building a business case to replace the state’s 25-year-old green screen HR applications. Learn more about the Human Resource Information System project.

Project Manager
Joyce Martinez, 971-600-8585,

Recently closed projects

Enterprise IT Governance

Implementing a common framework to identify, approve and monitor IT investments across all state agencies.

Facilities Leasing Portfolio

Negotiating new leases following industry best practices to save long-term leasing costs.

Project results: avoided costs of approximately $64 million in lease payments over the life of the leases negotiated during the project.


 ​For more information about these projects or the Improving Government Steering Team, contact Bret West, 971-301-0794.