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State Budget, Agencies and Performance

Oregon state government is a large organization. The following resources may help you learn more about the structure, budgets and performance measures.

  • The Blue Book offers descriptions of state agencies, contact information, budgets and histories that are understandable and accessible. For more information on the agencies that reside within the Executive Branch of state government, visit the State Agencies, Boards and Commissions Web page.
    Also, see the sections for the legislative and judicial branches of state government.
  • 2011-13 Agency Budget Information
  • The Legislative Fiscal Office posts budget report information for the agencies of state government.

  • (January 24, 2011)

    Following is the Analysis of the 2011-13 Current Service Level prepared by the Legislative Fiscal Office staff. This detailed publication provides agency program descriptions, analysis of revenue sources and relationships, issues and options related to the current service level, and discussions of budget environment and potential reductions. A summary document is included at the beginning of the analysis.

    After the close of session, the Legislative Fiscal Office will publish a detailed analysis and summary of the adopted budget that reflects decisions made by the Legislative Assembly

          Documents are available online at 


  • Analysis of the 2011-13 Legislatively Adopted Budget (July 2011)
  • Highlights of the 2011-13 Legislatively Approved Budget UPDATE ​(March 2012)
  • Oregon has adopted a multi-level approach to measuring the performance and outcomes of state government.
    The Legislative Fiscal Office and the Budget and Management Division of the Department of Administrative Services adopted a set of criteria that agencies must meet in developing measures. Measures must (1) gauge progress toward agency's goals and mission, (2) use standard terminology and definitions, (3) be few in number, (4) identify performance targets to be achieved during the two year budget cycle, (5) use accurate and reliable data sources, (6) measure customer satisfaction, (7) assign an organizational unit responsible for achieving the target, and (8) address comparable information, where possible.
    During the budget deliberation process of each legislative session, the Legislature will approve, disapprove or change each agency's proposed biennial performance measures.
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