June 12, 2024

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Oregon redesigns its transparency website

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Chief Data Officer Kathryn Darnall Helms: The new site is “but one part of how we are pushing for greater transparency and more open data within Oregon state government."

The redesigned state transparency website, oregon.gov/transparency, features quick access to information and resources:

Oregon’s Chief Data Officer Kathryn Darnall Helms says the new site is “a significant improvement in how we get valuable information and data out to our constituents, and is but one part of how we are pushing for greater transparency and more open data within Oregon state government.”

For example, the site describes the percentage of contract spending in Oregon and out of state; describes where lottery funds are spent; and shares financial reporting and audits from the Lane Education Service District.

The website was redesigned during 2023 and launched Dec. 13 with updated content and user-friendly navigation.

The Oregon Transparency Program was established by House Bill 2500 (2009). The transparency program created the website to share details on state spending, programs and services.

The redesign process sought insights to improve the user’s experience from an advisory commission, current users, agencies, committees and site analytics.

The Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission (TOAC) was specifically created to advise on website content and information. TOAC includes state senators and representatives, Legislative Fiscal Office staff, state agency and public members.

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