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Oregon State Managers Jobs May Be Redefined

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th October NewsState of Oregon
About 4,000 managers in state agencies in Oregon might see their jobs and salaries change over the next year. The state is redefining jobs for a recalibration of salaries that goes into effect in 2016. The director of the Department of Administrative Services, Michael Jordan, tells The Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/ZbFhwB ) the goal is to have managerial positions that are coRead More »

Panel to State: Spend $100 Million For Seismic Upgrades

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th September NewsearthquakesState of Oregon
A panel of experts is recommending that Oregon spend at least $100 million a year to prepare schools and emergency buildings for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The recommendation is among nearly two dozen sent to state lawmakers on Tuesday.Read More »

State of Oregon Suing Oracle

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August NewsCover OregonOracleState of Oregon
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange. The lawsuit filed Friday in Marion County Circuit Court seeks more than $200 million in damages. It alleges that Oracle officials made false statements and submitted false claims.Read More »

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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