Quarterly News from DAS

Oregon Department of Administrative Services

The Department of Administrative Services is pleased to share the following updates from a variety of program areas. This newsletter is part of a renewed emphasis on sharing regular communications with state agencies and other stakeholders of DAS. Please feel free to share it with your organization, and to send us ideas for future editions.


Improving State Government

They say necessity breeds innovation and that theory is proving itself to be true in Oregon state government. Faced with a more dynamic economy, increasing demand for state services and limited resources, state government must get better at what it does. The state’s Enterprise Leadership Team has been working to do just that.

State employees and stakeholders can now learn about the projects sponsored by the Enterprise Leadership Team at a new website. These projects are the result of looking across agencies to solve problems and share resources. If you want to learn more about the ways state government is working together in the interest of Oregonians, visit the link below.

Statewide Projects Website >>


New Search Tool for Surplus Property

The State and Federal Surplus Property program announces the availability of “Reuse,” a software package that enables agencies to search available property located at the Salem surplus warehouse. Currently, agencies can search a database of Federal Donation property, with plans to include state-owned property in the near future.

Search the property database now. >>


Project Money Goes ‘Down the Drain’

The state Motor Pool lost 150 vehicles and thousands of gallons of fuel in January 2012 when a flash flood caused damage in many areas of Salem. But Fleet & Parking Services recently completed an improvement project at the Motor Pool and staff report they are ready should Mother Nature put on a repeat performance.

Read the entire article. >>


Customer Boards Make a Difference at DAS

DAS’s four customer boards have had a busy year overseeing the agency’s many service-lines and working on rate-development for the next biennium. DAS customers can follow the activities of the boards by visiting their website or signing up to receive email bulletins on a variety of topics.

Visit the Boards website. >>     Sign up for email updates. >>   


DAS Supports Cover Oregon Launch

Cover Oregon, the new online marketplace where Oregonians can find and purchase health insurance, opened for business earlier this month. DAS Enterprise Technology Services and many of its vendor partners were integral to Cover Oregon's successful launch, culminating months of work and collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority.  

Read more. >> 


Winter May Bring Inclement Weather

When bad weather hits, state government works ensure it stays open to serve Oregonians. Occasionally, though, wintery weather or other conditions force the state to close offices. State employees and citizens alike may use a special website to obtain information about the closure of state offices in Oregon.

Visit the building-closure website. >>