State of Oregon

Early Raise For State Employees

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June NewsState of Oregon
Oregon state employees are getting their cost-of-living pay increases a little early this year, based on the way benefits are calculated under the contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 75 contract. Union spokesman Don Loving told the Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/1jJauv5 ) the state has agreed to give all state workers a 2 perceRead More »

State of Oregon's Home Page Gets Redesign

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th April NewsState of Oregonwebsite
The portal to Oregon state government websites has been redesigned. A state spokesman says it's sort of a spring cleaning at the home page for Oregon.gov. The Salem Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/1iuqYVO) the site has been around for a decade. The site's features are designed to point users toward common online activities with state government, such as filing Read More »

State Audit: Focus Welfare Focus To Jobs

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th April NewsjobsState of Oregonwelfare
A state audit calls on Oregon to turn its attention from getting aid to people slammed by the Great Recession to getting them jobs. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1jNjjWR ) the audit from Secretary of State Kate Brown's office concludes welfare program managers have failed to hold recipients accountable for missed job appointments and sometimes went years without significant contacRead More »

Oregon Releases Report Card On K Thru 12 System

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th November NewsEducationState of Oregon
The Oregon Department of Education has released its annual report card. The 83-page report (http://is.gd/dZFXSw ) contains information on just about everything you might want to know about the statewide school system, such as the average annual salary for an Oregon teacher ($57,590), the percentage of students eligible for a free or reduced lunch (54 percent) and the percentage of studentRead More »

State of Oregon Reaches Contract Agreement With AFSCME

The state of Oregon has reached a contract agreement with another employee union. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says the deal was finalized early Friday. The agreement must be approved by rank-and-file members. The agreement covers 3,000 workers from 20 state agencies.Read More »

Strike Averted: SIEU, State Reach Deal

The Service Employees International Union has reached a tentative contract agreement with the State of Oregon. The largest state employee union says the agreement was reached early Thursday morning.Read More »

Question Marks Surround 8,000 Square Foot Oregon Chancellor's Mansion

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th February NewsChancellor's MansionState of Oregon
The state of Oregon owns an 8,000-square-foot mansion in Eugene it may not need and can't sell. It's called Treetops.Read More »

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