Like other Oregon state agencies, ODOE operates under a one-biennium (two year) budget process.
Developing ODOE's 2019-21 Budget
In July 2018, we held a budget open house and public meeting to provide energy resource suppliers and other interested parties with information about the work of our agency and a summary of the department’s 2019-21 Agency Request Budget. The agenda and other meeting materials are below.
At the open house, we presented on ODOE's program divisions, activities, and budget. Staff members from each of our program divisions were available for formal presentations and for informal conversations about our mission and work.
The next step in the state’s budget process is the release of the Governor’s Recommended Budget. The Governor’s Recommended Budget will be presented to the Legislature and considered by the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources during the 2019 legislative session. The legislative process includes time for people to offer feedback on the department’s budget for the 2019-21 biennium.
ODOE's Budget Process
We begin developing our next biennium budget about a year in advance. The budget development process has three major phases:
- Agency Request Budget - ODOE starts with the previous biennium's budget, then adds, removes, or adjusts the budget based on program needs and policy responsibilities.
- Governor's Recommended Budget - The Governor's Office and the Chief Financial Office build on and may revise the Agency Request Budget. The results are presented to the Legislature for consideration.
- Legislatively Adopted Budget - Legislative committees review proposed budgets and hold public hearings before the full Legislature votes on each agency's budget.
2017-19 ODOE Budget