government transparency

DEQ and public records requests

How Oregon tried to block pollution records from public (Oregonian, 6/14/17)

Improving public engagement and public records management at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality [PDF] (2017) Portland State University Center for Public Service

DEQ public records requests

‘Blockades, mazes and rabbit holes’ for public records at Oregon environmental agency (Oregonian, 1/19/17)

publicrecordsImproving public engagement and public records management at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality [PDF] (2016) Portland State University, Center for Public Service

Public records audit

‘Suspicion and distrust’: Audit sought by Kate Brown points to public records fixes (Oregonian, 11/17/2015)

Audit finds state public records system wanting (Statesman Journal, 11/17/2015)

Audit reveals problems complying with record requests (East Oregonian, 11/18/2015)

publicRecordAuditState agencies respond well to routine public records requests, but struggle with complex requests and emerging technologies [PDF] (2015) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Foster child safety data

Foster children: Oregon officials keep key data on safety from public (Oregonian, 6/10/2015)

dashboardDashboard report (monthly) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

CAFplanOregon child and family services plan, 2015-2019 [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

childWelfareChild welfare data book (annual) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

Access to public records

Increasingly high fees limit access to public records (Register Guard, 3/16/2015)

Freedom of Information, Access Issues in All 50 States (ABC News, 3/14/2015)

publicRecordManualAttorney General’s public records and meetings manual (biennial) Oregon Department of Justice

quickReferenceA quick reference guide to Oregon’s public records law [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Justice

governmentTransparencyAttorney General’s government transparency report [PDF] (2010) Oregon Attorney General’s Office

Oregon least corrupt state

Best state in America: Oregon, for its lack of corruption (Washington Post, 8/22/2014)

New Report Says Oregon is Nation’s Least Corrupt State (Willamette Week, 8/25/2014)

publicIntegrityReport to Congress on the activities and operations of the Public Integrity Section for … (annual) United States Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section