The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California, with more than 3,500 employees and a budget in excess of $1 billion. DGS helps California state government better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through innovative procurement and acquisition solutions, creative real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, and funding for the construction of safe schools.
Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers, while protecting the interests of the state of California.
Excellence in the business of government. We strive to achieve excellence by providing our customers with the products and services they need in a professional, value-added way.
At DGS, we have a set of core values that provide an important foundation for how we conduct ourselves and our business. These values are:
- Integrity: We do the right things for the right reasons.
- Accountability: We hold ourselves and each other responsible for all that we do.
- Excellence: Striving for the best for each other and our customers.
- Innovation: Cultivating ideas and implementing improvements throughout our organization.
- Teamwork: Valuing and respecting our organizational diversity and working together to achieve great results.
View the Executive Staff Organization Chart. Read executive staff biographies.
At DGS, we have an annual strategic planning process in which each of our divisions and offices identifies a few select strategic goals and then determines what they can achieve within the calendar year. In the interest of transparency, we then publish our goals through our annual Strategic Plan, which we post and distribute in printed form early in the calendar year. While some goals identified in the Strategic Plan will take several years to achieve, we strive to complete most of the strategic goals within the calendar year. View the 2021 Strategic Plan.
We then identify these completed goals, along with other notable achievements, in our annual Year in Review. View the 2020 Year in Review.
Divisions and Offices
Procurement Division (PD)
Real Estate Services (RESD)
Facilities Management Division (FMD)
Division of the State Architect (DSA)
Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)
Interagency Support Division (ISD)
Office of Fleet and Asset Management (OFAM)
Office of State Publishing (OSP)
Building Standards Commission (BSC)
Office of Public School Construction (OPSC)
California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA)
Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)
Office of Fiscal Services (OFS)
Office of Human Resources (OHR)
Office of Business Acquisition Services (OBAS)
Office of Risk and Insurance Management (ORIM)
Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO)
Office of Sustainability (OS)
Office of Audit Services (OAS)
Office of Legal Services (OLS)
Office of Enterprise Development (OED)
Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
Notable Dates in DGS History
The Department of General Services (DGS) is created.
The majority of DGS divisions consolidate into headquarters located at 915 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.
DGS oversees the centralization of state government in the downtown Sacramento area with the planning, design and construction of several state buildings in the Capitol core.
In order to make state government contracting more accessible to small businesses, the DGS Procurement Division creates the Office of Small Business.
The State Capitol building closes to the public for one of the most extensive restoration efforts in the United States. DGS oversees the project which concludes with a reopening to the public in 1982.
DGS moves the state’s telecommunications systems to fiber optic technology.
DGS implements the 9-1-1 emergency telephone program.
California voters approve Prop. 122. DGS manages the program resulting in seismic retrofits of more than 100 state-owned facilities and release of grants for seismic work on local government buildings.
State office consolidation effort results in new construction and major renovation of office buildings throughout the state including San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles.
Office of State Printing changes its name to Office of State Publishing due to the growth of computer technology and the Internet.
DGS consolidates ten separate office locations into a single headquarters building in West Sacramento.
DGS leads the way in sustainable building design and construction with completion of the state’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified office buildings at the Capitol Area East End Complex.
DGS adds electric-hybrid vehicles to its daily rental fleet.
DGS oversees construction of new central cooling & heating plant that serves 23 buildings in downtown Sacramento, including the Capitol. Earns LEED platinum certification.
DGS becomes part of the California Government Operations Agency as part of the Governor’s reorganization plan.