SALEM, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Oregon Government Ethics Commission Case Management System received one of StateScoop’s 2018 State IT Innovation of the Year Awards. The StateScoop 50 Awards highlight the best and brightest in the state IT community.
The Oregon Ethics system transformed an entirely manual, paper-based process into an efficient, real-time, online system that enables the public to search ethics case findings and advice provided by the Commission on demand, resulting in far fewer public records requests. The new system provides online submission of complaints, which feed into an administrative interface that enables Commission staff to track and investigate cases, and respond to public records requests more efficiently.
“We first implemented the public facing search functionality in January 2017,” said Executive Director Ron Bersin. “Making case findings and Commission advice available on-demand was our first priority for this project. The administrative functionality was developed second, and has significantly improved our efficiency and accuracy processing ethics violation cases.”
Members of the state and local IT community nominated thousands of government leaders in February and March 2018. From there, StateScoop narrowed the list to the top 170 with the most nominations. StateScoop readers then cast more than 500,000 votes nationally in March and April to select the final 50 2018 winners.
The Case Management System was developed through Oregon’s E-Government Program in partnership with the Oregon Information Division of NICUSA who is under contract to provide digital services.
About the Oregon E-Government Program
The Office of the State Chief Information Officer’s E-Government Program was established through the Governor’s Office Executive Order in 2001 and is administered by the Department of Administrative Services. The Oregon Legislature further supported the Program by enacting legislation in 2011 that established an Electronic Portal Advisory Board to advance the effectiveness and delivery of new online services to the public. The Program works with Oregon government organizations to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. http://www.oregon.gov/epab
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