Oregon state government is a large organization. The following resources may help you learn more about the structure, budgets and performance measures.
Oregon Blue Book
- 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.
Oregon Budget Process
The state budget is a tool used to carry out state
law and policy decisions. The budget, which must be balanced, allocates
all revenue resources including General Fund, Lottery, Federal and Other
Funds that pay for public services. The budget may authorize debt
financing for some projects and activities.
The budget covers two fiscal years, which is a biennium. The biennium
begins on July 1 of an odd-numbered year and ends on June 30 of the
next odd-numbered year (for example, July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015).
The budget development process occurs in three major phases: Agency
Request, Governor's Recommended Budget, and Legislatively Adopted
Oregon Public Finance: Basic Facts
Budget Process Overview: DAS Chief Financial Office (CFO)
The Chief Financial
Office helps the Governor prepare a budget for the Legislature to
consider. This Web site explains the phases of the budget process in
Oregon Public Finance: Basic Facts (LRO) - 2011 Research Report #1-11
report from the Legislative Revenue Office describes basic facts
about public finance. Released in January 2011, the report reflects
events that occurred before that date.
How Positions are Created, Budgeted and Used - Legislative Fiscal Office:This
report answers common questions about state employees such as: how
positions are created, budgeted for, and how much of the budget goes to
cover the cost of employees.