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The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Labor and Industries Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. The department administers state laws and rules in the areas of workers’ compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, and building codes.


DCBS consists of the Workers’ Compensation Division, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, Insurance Division, Building Codes Division and a number of other programs and offices that assist consumers, workers and businesses. These include the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program, Small Business Ombudsman for Workers’ Compensation and Ombudsman for Injured Workers. The department also includes the Workers’ Compensation Board.


The director of the department is appointed by the governor.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14480, Salem 97309-0405
Telephone: 503-378-4100
Fax: 503-378-6444
General E-mail: dcbs.info@state.or.us
Contact: Patrick Allen, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Jenny Craig
Records Officer E-mail: Kristina Wargnier
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 705.010–705.350
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog