2013 ORS § 657.657¹
Acquisition of land and offices

(1) Subject to the approval of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Director of the Employment Department may acquire by purchase office buildings, make alterations, modifications or additions thereto, and purchase land and construct thereon office buildings suitable for use as local offices of the Director of the Employment Department. The Director of the Employment Department, with the approval of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may acquire by purchase office space for the central offices of the Employment Department and may expend such funds as may be necessary for the administration of such offices.

(2) Any agreement made for the purchase of property pursuant to this section shall be further subject to the approval of the Governor and shall not subject the state to liability for payment of the purchase price or any part or portion thereof except from moneys allocated to the state by the United States Department of Labor for the administration of this chapter.

(3) If the premises are purchased pursuant to this section, the Director of the Employment Department shall be housed therein, or if it is desirable to move a local employment service office so housed, other substantially similar space will be furnished by the state to the director without further payment therefor by the United States. [1957 c.609 §5; 1959 c.597 §1; 1961 c.490 §5; 1969 c.597 §185]