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Excellence in the Business of Government!

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and Web services, administrative hearings, legal services, building standards, oversight of structural safety, fire/life safety and accessibility for the design and construction of K-12 public schools and community colleges, and funding for school construction.

DGS Values

The Department of General Services has adopted core values to help employees maximize their potential as individuals and professionals within the organization. DGS core values include integrity, accountability, communication, excellence, innovation, and teamwork.

What You're Saying...

“Thanks for your responsiveness. Always appreciate a dept who knows how to use social to deal w issues.´ -- Phillip Ung, California Forward via Twitter

“The state seals arrived last week and I just wanted to say thank you for arranging that for us.  They really make a difference in the look of the office.  I appreciate it.” -- Carlos Ramos, Director & State CIO, Calif. Department of Technology

"Thank you and your staff for the TREMENDOUS work that they are doing on behalf of Covered California to secure a new headquarters location.  The accomplishments of the past several weeks have been nothing short of phenomenal!  Sally Morphis and Heather Boyd (DGS Real Estate Services Division) have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that all of our needs are being met – and in record time. You have two staff on your hands that exemplify the words “excellent customer service” and we are sincerely thankful!" -- LaVonne Coen, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Covered California

“The service that I have received from state garage personnel is excellent. I have nothing but very good things to say about them.”-- Miguel Mejia, Calif. Housing Finance Agency

“Thank you (DGS Office of Human Resources & Office of Risk & Insurance Management) so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to train our staff on the issues of Workers Compensation, Reasonable Accommodation, Family Medical Leave Act and Ergonomic Evaluations.  Your training was very valuable, informative and provided helpful advice to our managers.” -- Linda Cabatic, Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings

I would like to thank George Soffos and Viren Panikker  and DGS Real Estate Services Division Direct Construction Unit staff for their professionalism in dealing with a historic structure. (The) Sutter’s Fort Central Building’s reroof project (was) done on-time and under budget in the hot blazing Sacramento sun. I would certainly work with these gentlemen again on any subsequent reroofing project on an historic building within state parks.”-- Gary Smith, Project Manager, Dept. of Parks & Recreation

DGS Videos

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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: PHARMACEUTICAL ACQUISITIONS SECTION
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: SYLVIA CALDERON
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: PURCHASING SERVICES SECTION
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: PARIS RIVERA
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: MINA AUERBACH
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: MARIA GASSOUMIS
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: JAMES BEESLEY
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT SCHOOL CERTIFICATION TEAM
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: DAN LEVERNIER
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS TEAM
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: CANDACE MELEHANI
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    2013 DGS Values Award Winner: PHYLLIS POWERS
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    Greening the Golden State through Sustainable Government Operations
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    DGS Turns 50!
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    SOLD! Inside California's Surplus Property Auction
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    CA Division of the State Architect Inspection Card System
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    DGS 50th Anniversary: Sheila Furr, Office of Fleet & Asset Management
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    DGS Keeps Capitol Park "On the Grow"
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    DGS Consolidated Administrative Services Initiative
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    DGS Consolidated Administrative Services Initiative: Office of Business & Acquisition Services
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    DGS Consolidated Administrative Services Initiative: Program Support Accounting Section
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    2012 DGS Values Award Winner: Real Estate Services Division Leasing & Planning Section
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    2012 DGS Values Award Winner: Procurement Division Certification & Outreach Branch
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    2012 DGS Values Award Winner: Division of the State Architect Access Compliance Team
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    2012 DGS Values Award Winner: Sukhy Sahota
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