2017 ORS 423.075¹
  • appointment
  • duties
  • rules

(1) The Department of Corrections shall be under the supervision and control of a director who is responsible for providing for programs for the delivery to the public of the services assigned to the department, and for undertaking long-range planning necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of these services.

(2) The Governor shall appoint the director for a term of four years, but the director may be removed at any time during such term at the pleasure of the Governor. The appointment of the director is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(3) The director shall receive such salary as may be provided by law or, if not so provided, as may be fixed by the Governor, and shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the director in the performance of official duties.

(4) The director may appoint a deputy director, whose appointment is subject to approval by the Governor and who shall serve at the pleasure of the director. The deputy director shall have full authority to act for the director, subject to directions of the director. The appointment of the deputy director shall be by written order, filed with the Secretary of State.

(5) The Director of the Department of Corrections shall:

(a) For purposes of administration and control, and with the approval of the Governor, organize and reorganize the department in whatever manner the director deems necessary to conduct the work of the department.

(b) Appoint all subordinate superintendents, officers and employees, whether classified or unclassified, of the department, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, subject to applicable provisions of the State Personnel Relations Law.

(c) Delegate to departmental employees such responsibilities and authority as the director determines to be necessary.

(d) Provide for the safety of all prisoners in the custody of the department and may adopt rules for the government and administration of the department. [1987 c.320 §§2,3]

Notes of Decisions

Director of Depart­ment of Correc­tions may adopt rules providing for imposi­tion of fines as disciplinary sanc­tions. Clark v. Schumacher, 103 Or App 1, 795 P2d 1093 (1990)

Rule of Depart­ment of Correc­tions relating to administrative search of employees did not exceed statutory authority of depart­ment to provide secure and healthy environ­ment inside prisons. AFSCME Local 2623 v. Dept. of Correc­tions, 315 Or 74, 843 P2d 409 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 423—Corrections and Crime Control Administration and Program, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors423.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 423, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano423.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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