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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. Contact us!

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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.

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DGS Videos

  • 7x7x7: Design Energy Water and Public Schools

    The DGS Division of the State Architect recently completed a forward-thinking new initiative to highlight ways to improve the built environment while simultaneously greening California’s aging school facilities with design concepts that will reduce energy and water consumption at campuses across the state.

  • DGS 2015 Values Award Winners

    DGS Values Awards are presented annually to a small group of employees who were nominated by their peers for demonstrating an especially strong commitment to the department’s core values: Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation, and Teamwork.

  • Welcome Home! Renovating California's Historic Governor's Mansion

    In 2015, DGS collaborated with State Parks and state historians to oversee the renovation and modernization of California's historic Governor's Mansion.

  • California GreenGov Challenge

    A behind-the-scenes look at the state's first-ever green code-a-thon sponsored by the Department of General Services & Government Operations Agency.

  • DGS Leased Properties: Real Estate, Real Savings

    The California Department of General Services is actively working with private sector building owners to reduce water and energy use in state-leased facilities.

  • Capitol Park's Historic Bug House

    The Craftsman-style building that now serves as DGS Capitol Park grounds maintenance headquarters was once affectionately known as the bug house: the Office of the State Horticultural Commission's State Insectary. 

    The insectary once housed a collection of billions of beneficial insects that were distributed to farmers statewide.

  • SPANISH) Office of Administrative Hearings: What to Expect at a Special Education Hearing

    (SPANISH) Office of Administrative Hearings: What to Expect at a Special Education Hearing

  • Central Shop Carpentry: Preserving the Past, Building on the Future

    The DGS building and property management branch includes a central shop carpentry unit that provides woodworking services for the State Capitol and other state buildings in Sacramento.

  • Inside the California State Records Center

    The DGS-operated California State Records Center provides document storage services and document destruction services for more than 100 state agencies.

  • DGS: Ready to Roll During May is Bike Month!

    DGS employees are encouraged to cycle for cleaner air, better health and a smaller environmental footprint during May is Bike Month 2015.

  • Debbi Gable: Real Estate Planner, Beekeeper.

    For DGS real estate planning manager Debbi Gable, beekeeping is one honey of a hobby.

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