order to reduce exposure to COVID-19, and in accordance with Governor Brown’s
Executive Order No. 20-12, the Oregon Military Department has closed all of its
offices to unscheduled public access.
In-person interactions between staff and the public are by
Oregon Military Department 8.5% General Fund Reduction Plan
The Governor has asked state agencies to submit 8.5% General
Fund reduction strategies to the Department of Administrative Services as a
result of the impact of COVID 19 to the economy of Oregon.
An 8.5% General Fund reduction to the Oregon Military
Department equals $2,093,522 for the remainder of this biennium (through June
Organizational Leadership worked with each program area to
identify specific reductions that were included as part of the agency wide
reduction strategy plan.
First and foremost we focused on minimizing the impact to
our most important resource, our people, and we were able to create a plan that
currently results in no layoffs of existing staff.
We utilized vacancy savings and significant reductions to
services & supplies categories to finance our reduction strategy. Below is a summary of the reductions by
Services - $410,661 (Vacancy Savings)
& Supplies - $1,682,861
Oregon MilitaryDepartment 8.5% General Fund reduction plan
As an agency we understand these reductions are severe and
will have real consequences to our programs and their ability to meet their
missions, and we emphasized that in our communications with the Department of
The timing of when these reductions may be actioned is still
TBD but the earliest a decision may come will be after the May 20 Revenue
Reduction exercises are one of the hardest things we do as
an organization and I want to express my gratitude to all of you for your
professionalism and understanding throughout this process.
We will share more information as soon as we