More surprises: Kulongoski adds 1,451 positions in new budget.

Oregon House GOP 12-4-08

Oregon lost 14,000 jobs in October. Among the various industrial sectors, manufacturing lost 5,000 jobs. Professional and business serves lost 3,800 jobs. Leisure and hospitality lost 6,800 jobs. Financial activities lost 2,600 jobs. However, the pain doesn’t extend to state government.

The 2009-11 Governor’s Recommended Budget swells the state’s payroll by 1,451 full-time equivalent positions (FTEs). The budget also funds pay increases for state employees and managers, free health benefits and free perks such as a personal concierge service.

The following table details proposed staffing changes across state government, as compared to the 2007-09 Legislatively Adopted Budget:

Proposed New Hires (As Budgeted In FTEs)
Education Area +134.35
Human Resources Area +676.68
Public Safety Area +242.66
Economic/Community Development Area +16.89
Natural Resources Area -15.19
Transportation Area +116.34
Consumer and Business Services Area +40.06
Administration Area +76.32
Legislative Branch Area +2.09
Judicial Branch Area +161.3
2009-11 GRB Total +1451.5

Education Area
Community Colleges +3.67
Department of Education +4.19
Department of Higher Education +129.07
Student Assistance Commission -4.08
Teacher Standards and Practices +1.5
Human Resources Area
Blind Commission -2.64
State Commission on Children and Families -2.75
Department of Human Services +663.24
Long Term Care Ombudsman +0.5
Office of Private Health Partnerships +17.41
Psychiatric Security Review Board +0.92
Public Safety Area
Department of Corrections -45.02
Criminal Justice Commission -2.75
District Attorneys No Change
Department of Justice +28.33
Military Department +18.7
Oregon Youth Authority +53.68
Parole and Post Supervision +.67
Oregon State Police +110.27
Public Safety Standards and Training -18.01
Economic/Community Development Area
Economic and Community Development +8
Employment Department +24.04
Housing and Community Services -15.22
Veterans Affairs +.007
Natural Resources Area
Department of Agriculture -17.18
Department of Energy +28.5
Environmental Quality +9.97
Fish and Wildlife +4.62
Department of Forestry -47.73
Geology and Mineral Industries +0.17
Land Conservation and Development -5.86
Land Use Board of Appeals No Change
Department of State Lands +5.71
Marine Board No Change
Parks and Recreation Department 6.29
Water Resources Department -3.68
Watershed Enhancement Board +4
Transportation Area
Department of Aviation +2
Department of Transportation +114.34
Consumer and Business Services Area
Board of Accountancy No Change
Board of Chiropractic Examiners No Change
Board of Clinical Social Workers +1
Construction Contractors Board +4.24
Dept. of Consumer and Business Services +24.01
Health Related Licensing Boards +1.3
Bureau of Labor and Industries -3.5
Board of Prof. Counselors and Therapists +1
Board of Nursing +6
Oregon Board of Dentistry No Change
Oregon Health Licensing Agency +3.6
Oregon Medical Board +2.7
Board of Pharmacy -1.5
Board of Psychologist Examiners +0.42
Public Utility Commission +3
Real Estate Agency -0.99
Board of Tax Practitioners -1
Administration Area
Dept. of Administrative Services +40.24
Employment Relations Board No Change
Governor’s Office -0.56
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office No Change
Oregon Government Ethics Commission +3.21
Oregon Liquor Control Commission +7.04
PERS -33.33
Racing Commission No Change
Department of Revenue +48.68
Secretary of State +7
State Library +0.79
Oregon State Treasury +3.25
Legislative Branch Area
Indian Services No Change
Legislative Administration +2.5
Legislative Assembly No Change
Legislative Counsel +0.09
Legislative Fiscal Office -0.5
Legislative Revenue Office No Change
Judicial Branch Area 161.3
Judicial Department +145.48
Judicial Fitness and Disability No Change
Public Defense Services Commission +15.82