Department of General Services

The California Department of General Services (DGS) serves as the business manager for the state, with more than 3,900 employees and a budget in excess of $2 billion. DGS serves the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions; real estate management and design; environmentally friendly transportation; professional printing, design and web services; administrative hearings; legal services; building standards; oversight of structural safety, fire/life safety and accessibility for the design and construction of K-12 public schools and community colleges; funding for school construction; and disability access.

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 where 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 2022-23 Strategic Plan.

We then identify these completed goals, along with other notable achievements, in our annual Year in Review.  View the 2022 Year in Review.


At DGS, we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and supports our diverse workforce, contractors, customers, and the community we serve.

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