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New data released today shows California is shrinking its environmental footprint and is ahead of schedule in meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s, ambitious goals for reducing energy and water use at state owned-facilities.A revamped website launched today by the Department of General Services (DGS), Government Operations Agency and California Department of Technology (CDT) shows that state-run facilities – everything from office buildings, to parks, hospitals and prisons – ...
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California has exceeded Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr’s initial goals for placing more zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on the road, new data released today shows.
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Sacramento, CA – Changes are coming to historical Capitol Park this spring as the California Department of General Services (DGS) modifies the landscaping choices and park maintenance practices to continue to conserve water during the ongoing drought.DGS, which is responsible for maintaining state facilities including the State Capitol grounds, will remove more than 76,000 square feet of lawn over the coming weeks while also transforming other areas throughout the park with low-water, regi...
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The Department of General Services (DGS) today announced the winners of the 16th annual State Agency Recognition Award’s ceremony.
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As part of Governor Brown’s continuing efforts to combat climate change and protect the environment, the California Department of General Services today announced that state agencies are now required to buy renewable diesel when making bulk fuel purchases for diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
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Division of the State Architect

The Division of the State Architect provides design and construction oversight for state-owned facilities and public schools.

Facilities Management Division

The Facilities Management Division provides building management and administration, operations, maintenance, and repair services to support the state's real estate assets.

Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings hears administrative disputes for state, local and county agencies, including special education due process hearings and mediations for school districts and parents of children with special education needs.
  • Office of Administrative Hearings at a glance.
  • Learn more about OAH.

Office of Fleet and Asset Management

The Office of Fleet and Asset Management oversees the state’s vehicle fleet, rental cars, parking facilities and surplus auctions.

Office of Public School Construction

The Office of Public School Construction facilitates the processing of School Facility Program construction applications to make voter-approved state bond matching funds available to qualifying school districts. The office implements and administers the $35 billion voter-approved program.

Office of State Publishing

The Office of State Publishing provides innovative printing and communication solutions and services to state, federal, county and city agencies.

Procurement Division

The Procurement Division oversees policies and procedures used by all state agencies in their purchasing and contracting activities. It develops innovative procurement solutions including statewide contracts, purchasing portals, and end-user training enabling state agencies to acquire the goods and services needed to serve the people of California.

Real Estate Services Division

The Real Estate Services Division is a full-service real estate organization. Its highest priority is to provide the highest level of customer service in fulfilling state agencies’ facility and real property needs.

Reporter's Guide to DGS

View answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions from reporters regarding many of DGS’ major responsibilities: A Reporter's Guide to DGS.

Ziggurat Building Photography

Guidelines

The DGS Office of Public Affairs is responsible for considering requests by professional photographers/videographers who desire access to the Ziggurat building’s 8th floor, northeast balcony in West Sacramento. DGS requires that a photographer is either on assignment from a bona fide news media outlet, or if not a photojournalist, that the photographer maintains a commercial website and/or provides verifiable references. 

Time frames: Photo shoots are limited to 30 minutes during business hours from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, as our schedule and the meeting room adjacent to the balcony in question allow. DGS public affairs staff will escort photographers into and out of the building and will stay with them throughout the shoot. For photography shoots after business hours, some photographers have chosen to set-up their equipment on the balcony for time-lapse shooting prior to 4:30 p.m. on a business day, they then retrieve their equipment on the next business day. DGS assumes no responsibility for any equipment left unattended in the building. Contact our office at least five working days prior to the proposed day and time of the photography shoot.  Contact: dgspublicaffairs@dgs.ca.gov.

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