Oregon Government Publications

The Oregon Government Publications collection includes:

  • Current and historical Oregon state government publications
  • These archived documents are maintained by the State Library of Oregon as part of the Oregon Documents Depository Program. They are for informational purposes and may not be suitable for legal purposes.

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Employment
Employment
The Employment Department supports business and promotes employment. The department was formed in 1993.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Unemployment Compensation Commission (1935-1959)
    • the Department of Employment (1959-1969)
    • the Department of Human Resources (1971-1993)
Energy
Energy
The Department of Energy (ODOE) provides leadership on energy conservation, renewable energy, and protection of the Columbia River from leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site. ODOE also engages in energy planning and siting of energy facilities. ODOE was created in 1975.
Environmental Quality
Environmental Quality
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon’s water and air quality, managing the proper disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, providing assistance in cleaning up contaminated properties, and enforcing Oregon’s environmental laws. DEQ was formed in 1969.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the State Sanitary Authority (1938-1969)
Fish & Wildlife
Fish & Wildlife
The Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) protects and enhances Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats. ODFW was created in 1975.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Fish Commission (1921-1975)
    • the State Game Commission (1921-1973)
    • the Wildlife Commission (1973-1975)
Forestry
Forestry
The Department of Forestry (ODF) protects about 16 million acres of forest and rangeland from wildfire, manages state-owned forestland, and administers the state Forest Practices Act. ODF was created in 1911.
Geology and Mineral Industries
Geology and Mineral Industries
The Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) increases understanding of Oregon’s geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship. DOGAMI was established in 1937.
Governor
Governor
The Governor is the chief executive of Oregon. The Oregon Constitution charges the governor with faithfully executing the laws, making recommendations to the Legislature, and transacting all necessary business of government. The governor may veto bills of the Legislature and shall fill vacancies by appointment.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Office of the Governor;
    • task forces, committees, commissions, and other groups established under the Governor's office, and;
    • individual administrations.
Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services
The Health Authority (OHA) was created to transform the state’s health care system and is dedicated to better care, better health, and lower health care costs for all Oregonians. OHA was created in 2009. The Department of Human Services (DHS) helps Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through services that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity. DHS was created in 1993.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the State Board of Control (1913-1969)
    • the Department of Human Resources (1971-2001)
Higher Education
Higher Education
This collection includes the publications of public universities, as well as the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and other agencies that have had oversight over higher education in Oregon.
Housing & Community Services
Housing & Community Services
The Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) provides stable and affordable housing and engages leaders to develop integrated statewide policy that addresses poverty and provides opportunities for Oregonians. OHCS was created in 1991.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Housing Agency (1987-1991)
    • the Department of Human Resources (1975-1991)
Judicial
Judicial
The Judicial Department (OJD) is the judicial branch of government of the state of Oregon in the United States. OJD helps individuals, businesses, and government groups resolve disputes, protect their rights, and enforce their legal duties. Oregon judges review cases for compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
Justice
Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) serves state government and supports safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. DOJ was established in 1947.
  • This collection also includes publications from:
    • the Attorney General's Office, which was established in 1891

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