Transparency Update Bulletin - October 2022: Oregon State Workforce & Salaries

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Transparency Update Bulletin

October 2022

Monthly Focus: Oregon State Workforce & Salaries

Oregon Budget Process - Contracts & Procurement - Lottery Funds -  Oregon's Data Strategy



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Previous Bulletin Issues

September 2022 - Oregon Contracts & Procurement

August 2022 - Oregon Budget Process

July 2022 - Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission

June 2022 - Expenditures

May 2022 - ESDs

April 2022 - Revenue Resources

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Oregon State Workforce & Salaries

State workforce, position creation, compensation and funding are always in the forefront of budget discussions.

In this month's Transparency Bulletin, we will explore more about how state positions are created, sourced, budgeted and utilized.


Chief Human Resources Office (CHRO)


The Chief Human Resources Office (CHRO) purpose is to provide direction and services to promote a stable and qualified workforce in Oregon state government, while reflecting the state's values of accountability, equity, excellence and integrity.

  • Classification and compensation
  • HR policy
  • Executive recruitments
  • Labor Relations and workforce development
  • Service agreement level HR needs, operations and systems


State Position Creation, Budget and Processes


How are state positions created, budgeted and used?

Position types, budget, total position counts, approval processes and related details can be found in this Budget Information Report.


Workforce Authority & Management

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Under the law, some agencies have authority to manage their workforce independent of DAS administrative rules, policies, and human resources reporting systems.

Examples include Oregon Lottery, Oregon Judicial Department, the Oregon University System, and Oregon's semi-independent boards and commissions.


State Employee Salary Reports

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View and download multi-year state agency salary report. Additional state salary resources can be found on the Oregon Transparency website.


Additional Resources

There is a wide range of state workforce resources including:

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Oregon Budget Process

The state budget is a tool used to carry out state law and policy decisions.

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Contracts and Procurement

Department of Administrative Services procurement services, Oregon cooperative procurement program, OregonBuys procurement services and outside contracts.

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Oregon Lottery Funded Programs

When you play Lottery games like Scratch-its, Keno, and Powerball, your dollars find their way to projects across every county in Oregon. Learn More

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Oregon's Data Strategy

Learn how the state manages, utilizes and shares data assets on behalf of Oregonians.

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