Effective July 1, 2013, the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012 created the Government Operations Agency and, as part of the plan, moved the Department of General Services (previously budgeted within State and Consumer Services Agency under Organization Code 1760) to this new Agency (Government Operations).
As an enterprise organization, the Department of General Services provides centralized services to state agencies in the areas of: management of state-owned and leased real estate; approval of architectural designs for local schools and other state-owned building; printing services; procurement of commodities, services, and equipment for state agencies; and management of the state's vehicle fleet. Furthermore, the Department of General Services employs practices that support initiatives to reduce energy consumption and help preserve California resources. The Director of General Services serves on several state boards and commissions.
Because department programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each department has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the Department of General Services' Capital Outlay Program, see "Infrastructure Overview."