Office of Executive Director

Office of Executive Director - Serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.  The Executive Director provides leadership, strategic planning, supervision, coordination, and integration of all Department functions.

Administrative Services - Provides centralized budget, finance, human resources, and information technology services to the divisions of the Department in a manner that is economical, efficient and effective.  The section also allows the divisions to concentrate their resources on their core missions.

Budget - Develops, implements, and monitors the Department's annual budget.  

Finance - Provides financial accounting, customer billing and receipts, bill paying, asset and project accounting, and procurement services for the Department.

Human Resources - Provides employment, recruitment and selection, benefits, classification and compensation, employee relations, compliance, employee development and training services for the Department.

Information Technology - Provides internal information technology support services to the Department.

General Counsel - Provides legal support in several areas of law to the management and staff of the Department, litigates matters on behalf of the Department, reviews the viability of potential claims for and against the Department, assesses legal issues which may arise in specific transactions or occurrences, manages outside legal counsel, and stays abreast of legal matters that impact the work of the Department and it's divisions.

Information Technology Security Compliance - An independent and objective assurance, education, and consulting activity guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the Department.  The program is tasked with assisting the Department by bringing a systematic approach to the evaluation and improvement of information technology security policies, processes, procedures, and standards.

Innovations - Directs the identification, implementation, and evaluation of programs, systems and processes to improve operations,efficiencies, and customer service and to increase productivity and cost savings within state government.

Internal Audit - Supports executive management in achieving the Department's mission by delivering professional auditing and consulting services which promotes a strong system of internal controls, compliance with laws and regulations, and cost effective solutions.

Policy and Public Affairs - Provides distinctive legislative, policy, and media relations services to the Department.  The section manages the Department's internal and external communication functions, responds to Freedom of Information Act requests, cultivates and maintains the Department's relationship with the General Assembly, and oversees the Department's legislative activities.  In addition, the section assists the divisions of the Department with the development of internal administrative and operational policies and procedures.

Project Management - Provides guidance, consultation, and project management services to the Department’s divisions and offices. Partners with the Department’s divisions and offices to provide advisory and strategic services for large enterprise projects.