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About Transparency

This Web site is a tool to help you get to know your state government. Its purpose is to show you how government works, what your taxes buy, and how purchasing decisions are made.  A good place to start is by reviewing annual budget information. If you have questions about agency-specific information, please contact that agency. If you have comments about or suggestions for this website, please e-mail us at oregon.transparency@oregon.gov.
Unless otherwise specified, data throughout this Web site is current as of June 30, 2013.  Most of the information is updated on an annual basis at the end of each calendar year.
Please note that the data or information contained on the Oregon.gov/transparency Web site is raw, unaudited and unconsolidated. The data or information does not link to any audited financial statement. Because no comprehensive review for accuracy has occurred, the data or information may contain errors, omissions or misstatements. Also, this Oregon.gov/transparency Web site excludes data and information that are confidential, private or protected under state and federal laws. Users should not rely on the accuracy or completeness of the data or information for any purpose except personal knowledge.
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NEW for 2013

As a result of the passage of HB 2370 and HB 3400 during the 2013 Legislative session, there are several additional data requirements that have been added to the Transparency website. 

A new web page dedicated to Local Government Transparency can be found HERE

Links to Agency Administrative Rules and/or Information about Administrative Rules if the agency posts that information on its website can be found HERE

Link to Secretary of State website for rules adopted by state agencies:

Listed Alphabetically (Agency subdivisions are listed under the parent agency name (e.g., Elections Division is under Secretary of State)

Listed by Agency Number

Links to Enterprise Zone County Assessor Reports can be found HERE

Links to Public Meeting minutes/summaries are now included in the Public Meeting details if an agency posts those minutes/summaries on the agency website.

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State Budget, Agencies and Performance

Click the following link to find out how the State of Oregon creates a budget: 
Oregon's Budget Process 

Click here to learn about the two-year budget the Legislature approved for 2011 Legislatively Adopted Budget

Click on the link to find out about state agency budgets and Key Performance Measures: State Budget, Agencies and Performance

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Show Me the Money (Money Coming In/Revenue)

Click the link to find out more details about the sources of state money (revenue): Money coming in -Revenue                   
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Time to Pay the Bills (Expenditures)

Click this link to find out more about where the money is being spent: Money Going Out - Expenditures
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Who is the State doing business with? (Contracts/Procurement)

Click the following link to find out who the state is doing business with: Contracts/Procurement 
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State Workforce

Click the following link to learn about state employee salaries/benefits (compensation): State Workforce
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