2013 ORS § 291.110¹
Achieving Oregon benchmarks
  • monitoring agency progress

(1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall ensure that state agency activities and programs are directed toward achieving the Oregon benchmarks. The department shall:

(a) Monitor progress, identify barriers and generate alternative approaches for attaining the benchmarks.

(b) Ensure the development of a statewide system of performance measures designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and services.

(c) Provide agencies with direction on the appropriate format for reporting performance measures to ensure consistency across agencies.

(d) Consult with the Legislative Assembly to assist in devising a system of performance measures.

(e) Facilitate the development of performance measures in those instances where benchmarks involve more than one state agency.

(f) Prior to budget development, consult with the legislative review agency, as defined in ORS 291.371 (Salary plan review by legislative review agency), or other appropriate legislative committee, as determined by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, prior to the formal adoption of a performance measurement system.

(g) No later than October 1 of each year, submit a report to the Legislative Fiscal Officer on the progress state agencies have made in meeting performance measures.

(2) State agencies shall develop measurable performance measures consistent with and aimed at achieving Oregon benchmarks. To that end, each state agency shall:

(a) Identify the mission, goals and objectives of the agency and any applicable benchmarks to which the goals are directed.

(b) Develop written defined performance measures that quantify desired organization intermediate outcomes, outputs, responsibilities, results, products and services, and, where possible, develop unit cost measures for evaluating the program efficiency.

(c) Involve agency managers, supervisors and employees in the development of statements of mission, goals, objectives and performance measures as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection and establish teams composed of agency managers, supervisors and employees to implement agency goals, objectives and performance measures. Where bargaining unit employees are affected, they shall have the right to select those employees of the agency, through their labor organization, to serve on any joint committees established to develop performance measures.

(d) Use performance measures to work toward achievement of identified missions, goals, objectives and any applicable benchmarks.

(e) Review agency performance measures with the appropriate legislative committee, as determined by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, during each odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly. [1993 c.724 §7; 2001 c.582 §9; 2005 c.837 §18; 2011 c.545 §19]