Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs - Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is filed with when the Department proposes to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule. The notice shows proposed rule changes, opens the public comment period, and announces the date, time, and location of a public hearing. The public is welcome and encouraged to provide feedback on proposed rule changes during the public comment period in writing or in person at the public hearing. If you have questions, or if you would like to recieve notices directly by email, please contact the Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs Rules Coordinator by email or at 503-945-6067.


The Department is currently requesting public comment on the proposed changes listed below. Click the rule topic for more information, including rule text showing changes. The deadline to submit written comments is Friday, November 27, 2015, at 5 p.m.

  • Amending rules relating to public assistance programs, including SNAP and TANF

  • Amending rules relating to Employment Related Day Care (ERDC)

  • Amending rules relating to refugee assistance programs (REF and REFM)

  • Amending rules relating to APD programs

    OSSP Rules Advisory Committee:

    A Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) must be used prior to giving notice of intent to adopt, amend, or repeal rules in which there are issues that will substantially impact the public. (See DHS-010-012) The purpose of a RAC is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to participate in the rule development process. The OSSP RAC includes members who represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by proposed rules including client advocates, provider representatives, public policy organizations, and other interested parties. Meetings are open to the public, although participation is limited to members of the OSSP RAC. For more information about RAC meetings, or to become a member of the OSSP RAC, please contact the OSSP RAC Administrator.