Tag Archives: State Employees

Kate Brown Wants to Cut Pension Costs. Her Agency Director Asked for a Double-Dipping Loophole

The governor signed off on a request to change to state law. Then she reconsidered. The director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approached lawmakers with an unusual request last week. Source: Kate Brown Wants to Cut Pension Costs. Her Agency Director Asked for a Double-Dipping Loophole. – Willamette Week

Oregon Department of Human Services faces $595 million in budget cuts

The Oregon Department of Human Services sent out a warning Tuesday: Expect to see services slashed throughout the agency under proposed state budget cuts. Source: Oregon Department of Human Services faces $595 million in budget cuts

Port Commission chooses deputy executive director to replace Bill Wyatt

Curtis Robinhold beat out two other finalists to be named new Port of Portland executive director at Tuesday Commission meeting. Source: Oregon Local News – Port Commission chooses deputy executive director to replace Bill Wyatt

Legislators pursue changing appointment authority for ODOT director

A $8 billion transportation package will include shifting the authority to appoint the ODOT director from the governor to the OTC. Legislators on a joint committee to craft a transportation package plan to propose shifting authority to appoint the director of the Oregon Department of Transportation from the governor to the Oregon Transportation Commission. Source: […]
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Oregon Set to Privatize Several Agencies

A woefully ailing pension system is forcing the profligate state into fiscal responsibility. Source: Oregon Set to Privatize Several Agencies | The Weekly Standard

Child Welfare director resigns after 6 months on job

Department of Human Services director says division has failed to get necessary results. The director of Oregon’s beleaguered Child Welfare division of the state Department of Human Services is stepping down after six months on the job. Source: Oregon Local News – Child Welfare director resigns after 6 months on job

‘Unable to get the results we need,’ Oregon child welfare director resigns

The director of Oregon’s troubled child welfare program submitted her resignation this week, less than a year after she accepted the job. Lena Alhusseini did not offer any explanation for her resignation, which she emailed to Department of Human Services Director Clyde Saiki on Wednesday. But in a statement on Saiki said Alhusseini acknowledged that […]
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Oregon DHS Director Of Child Welfare Resigns

Oregon’s Department of Human Services has confirmed its director of child welfare has resigned. Lena Alhusseini joined the Department of Human Services less than a year ago, but it’s been a rocky time for the agency. Source: Oregon DHS Director Of Child Welfare Resigns . News | OPB

DEQ servers hacked

Information on two servers operated by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality was exposed after a hack poked holes in the agency’s defenses, but no sensitive information is believed to have been compromised, officials said Friday. Source: DEQ servers hacked | OregonLive.com

Former child welfare director felt ‘targeted and vilified’ before resignation

Lena Alhusseini, Oregon’s former child welfare program director, told an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown in March that she felt “targeted and vilified” after coming to the post last November, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal show. Source: Former child welfare director felt ‘targeted and vilified’ before resignation