PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon newspaper is reporting that a retired Portland city administrator made more than $22,000 a month last fall after being awarded no-bid contracts with the city and school district.

Officials say no one else offered Yvonne Deckard's expertise.

The Oregonian says the contracts didn't violate any policies.

The 58-year-old Deckard was earning the equivalent of $86 hourly when she retired in April as human resources director.

The city went on to pay her $300 an hour under a contract that spanned between September through December whose total was not to exceed $23,000. That amount is just under the city's $23,662 threshold for public notification.

On top of that, the Portland School District agreed to pay Deckard $15,000 a month for six months but isn't tracking her hours.