Did you Know?

DGS is responsible for 79 state-owned properties totaling approximately 18.9 million square feet with an annual rent of more than $288.5 million.

The portfolio consists of 58 office buildings totaling 16.5 million square feet, with the balance of buildings including warehouses, storage, the State Printing Plant, the Central Heating and Cooling Plant, stand-alone parking structures, and the State Records Warehouse.

DGS manages approximately 1,800 leases for state agencies.

As of 2013, DGS has certified more than 20,000 small businesses and more than 1,300 Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises to do business with state agencies.

The Division of the State Architect dates its beginnings back to 1850.

When DGS was formed in 1963, DSA was known as the Division of Architecture, then changed its name to the Office of Architecture and Construction. 

The Division of the State Architect was once responsible for supervising the design and construction of all state buildings.

Today, DSA’s primary mission is to provide oversight for the design and construction of K-12 schools and community colleges.

The Division of the State Architect develops and maintains accessibility and historical buildings standards and codes utilized in public and private buildings throughout California.

DSA provides certification programs for project inspectors and testing lab facilities, as well as the Certified Access Specialist program.

DSA helps school districts design facilities that are energy-efficient and sustainable.

The California State Police Division Office of California State Police was once part of DGS until 1995.

The Office of Fleet and Asset Management was established in 1950 in the Department of Finance.

The Office of Fleet & Asset Management provides oversight of the California state government fleet of approximately 50,000 mobile assets to improve overall utilization and lower the cost of ownership.

The Office of Fleet and Asset Management procures and manages the state’s multi-million dollar airline, rental car, fuel card, and lodging contracts to obtain the lowest possible rates and fares for state employee travel.

The Office of Fleet and Asset Management (OFAM) operates the Sacramento State Garage that provides long and short term rental cars to state employees, and manages more than two dozen parking facilities throughout the state.

OFAM is also responsible for the reutilization and disposal of millions of dollars of state and federal surplus property—from cars to computers—each year.

The Office of State Publishing (OSP) has been in existence since 1850.

OSP produces printed publications, forms, envelopes, brochures, and business cards for more than 150 state government agencies, departments, and state commissions.

OSP is responsible for the printing of approximately 3,000 legislative bills per session, most of which are printed in the midnight hour.

OSP operates in a 272,000 square foot facility and has been located at its North 7th Street site in Sacramento since 1954.

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) was once known as the Office of Local Assistance.

Today, as staff to the State Allocation Board (SAB), OPSC facilitates the processing of school district construction funding applications to make voter-approved, bond funding available to qualifying school districts after SAB approval.

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) General Jurisdiction Division provides adjudicatory and alternative dispute resolution services to more than 1,400 state, local, and county agencies.

OAH Special Education Division provides adjudicatory and mediation services to school districts throughout the state and to parents of 700,000 children with special needs.

DGS was once home to the Telecommunications Division until its transfer to the California Technology Agency in the 2000s.

Telecomm provided state agencies with everything from telephone service to public safety radio and microwave transmission.

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