The State Administrative Manual (SAM) is a reference resource for statewide policies, procedures, requirements and information developed and issued by authoring agencies which include the Governor's Office, Department of Finance (DOF), Department of  Human Resources (CalHR), Department of General Services (DGS), and the California Department of Technology (CDT).

In order to provide a uniform approach to statewide management policy, the contents are published under the authority of the Directors of DOF and DGS.

To find information within the links below, open the link, press Ctrl + F on the keyboard, and type the desired text.

  • Changes Since Last Revision Summary document is available upon request
  • Revision History files are available upon request

Please email SAMUnit@dgs.ca.gov to request the above documents

A Management Memo is used for the distribution of management or policy information to state entities and often is a preliminary amendment to the State Administrative Manual (SAM).

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  • DGS SAM Form 237 - This form is available upon request from SAMUnit@dgs.ca.gov
  • SAM Revision Summary Template - This document template is available upon request from SAMUnit@dgs.ca.gov

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