The Employment Department is a large state agency with a mission to Support Business and Promote Employment. We accomplish this by accurately administering the unemployment insurance (UI) benefits program; recruiting and referring applicants to job openings and assisting job seekers in their employment searches (Workforce Operations); developing and distributing workforce and economic information (Workforce and Economic Research); and adjudicating citizen and business disputes with agencies (Office of Administrative Hearings). The department employs approximately 2000 employees in field offices located throughout the State within the central office in Salem. The Oregon Employment Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values diversity of the people we serve. The department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
The Administrative Business Services team provides the functions of Budget and Policy Analysis, Contracts and Procurement Services, Financial Services, and Property and Risk Management for the Employment Department. These units administer:
• the collection and analysis of fiscal information and the publishing of fiscal and economic data to support policy development and informed decision making for budget development and execution;
• Purchases, contracts, vendor management, and reporting;
• Central payroll services, accounts receivable, accounts payable, travel reimbursements, accounting, and statewide annual financial reporting; and,
• Facilities leasing and sub-leasing agreements, operations and maintenance of owned and leased facilities, vehicle management and monitoring, and safety and risk management.
Collectively, these units research and develop effective ways to improve the agency’s ability to achieve its mission and goals through performance measurement, strategic planning, and continuous improvement strategies, and serve as liaison between the Employment Department and the Legislative Fiscal Office, the Secretary of State, the Department of Administrative Services’ Chief Financial, Procurement Services, Risk Management and Enterprise Asset Management, and property owners and management companies.