Tag Archives: State Employees

State employees lawsuits target the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Justice

A pair of lawsuits filed in Marion County Circuit Court by state workers allege mistreatment by two different government agencies. Source: State employees lawsuits target the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Justice | Salem Reporter | News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted

Oregon lawmakers urge action on budget, as Gov. Kate Brown waits on Congress

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she’s waiting to see if Congress will send money to patch state budgets, an approach advocated by public employee unions. Lawmakers say the state budget hole will only grow with time. Source: Oregon lawmakers urge action on budget, as Gov. Kate Brown waits on Congress

“We were told to lie”: Q&A with State Worker Processing Unemployment Claims

Oregon is in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Not only has COVID-19 forced thousands out of work, but the state’s overburdened employment agency has left many of those Oregonians waiting months for their unemployment benefits to kick in. Source: “We were told to lie”: Q&A with State Worker Processing Unemployment Claims – Blogtown – […]
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Oregon State Hospital staff member tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at the Oregon State Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Friday. The Oregon Health Authority did not report at which facility the staff member worked, when the positive case was discovered or whether other staff members had been tested. Source: Oregon State Hospital staff member tests positive for coronavirus – […]
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Oregon paid 288 state employees $3.2 million to stay home last year

An examination of public records found there are no limits on paid time off for those accused of workplace misconduct, often at a great cost to taxpayers. Source: Oregon paid 288 state employees $3.2 million to stay home last year

Our view | A tip of the hat

A big tip of the hat to Pendleton City Councilor Scott Fairley, who died Tuesday while vacationing with wife Kimbra Cook and their son, Lieden, in Mexico. Source: Our view | A tip of the hat | Editorials | eastoregonian.com

Locals react to loss of key player in Oregon biz world

Scott Fairley remembered as ‘huge asset to E. Oregon economic health’. Locals who worked with a Pendleton man who was a key player in Oregon’s business world at large and who was involved in Malheur County projects, too, expressed shock at the sudden loss of a man they consider both colleague and friend. Scott Fairley […]
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Editorial: Top Oregon officials should set a good example

If there’s anything that frustrates Oregonians, it’s politicians or government employees using their position for personal advantage. It’s one thing when the behavior is clearly illegal. Fortunately, Oregon politicians and public employees don’t get indicted for taking bribes left and right. It can be just as frustrating, though, when there is nothing criminal but the […]
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Gateway DMV worker busted on numerous felonies

Officials say she slipped information to a friend, which helped him steal cars and property in outer East Portland, and beyond … More and more victims who had vehicles and goods stolen from them now know why they, specifically, were targeted for criminal activity. That, after a woman was arrested on July 19 for allegedly […]
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Oregon DMV worker, boyfriend accused of using driver information to steal from cars in Portland metro area

An Oregon DMV worker and her boyfriend have been indicted in an alleged scheme to steal dozens of cars in the metro area over at least two years using driver’s license information, authorities say. Source: Oregon DMV worker, boyfriend accused of using driver information to steal from cars in Portland metro area – oregonlive.com