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.


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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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