Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, formerly Michigan Department of Management and Budget, is a principal department of the government of Michigan responsible for various support functions within the government.

Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Department overview
Preceding department
  • Michigan Department of Information Technology
Superseding agency
  • Michigan Department of Management and Budget
Typeprincipal department
Minister responsible
  • (etc.)
Department executive
  • Brom Stibitz, Acting Director
Child agencies
Key document


The Department of Management and Budget was formed in 1984 by law as a principal department of state government. Created within the department under the same law was the Office of the State Budget Director. In 1979, the Governor created an autonomous Office of the State Employer within the department.[1]

Under Executive Order No. 2007 - 30, the Michigan Department of Civil Service was abolished with the Board of Ethics, State Officers Compensation Commission and Civil Service Commission transfer to the department on August 26, 2007.[1] In 2009, then Governor Jennifer Granholm planned to merge the Department of Information Technology into this Department, naming current DIT Director as Director of the merged department and the current DIT Chief Deputy Director Phyllis Mellon as temporary director of the Department of Management and Budget. The previous director left to become senior vice president for finance and administration, Lansing Community College.[2] The Executive Order renaming it was effective March 21, 2010.

On January 1, 2013, DTMB started the MiTV online portal and received the Michigan Government Television channel equipment when it was closed down in mid-January. MiTV would stream sessions of the state houses and other governmental meetings in place of the MGTV PEG channel.[3]


Autonomous entityEdit

A number of autonomous entity are assigned to the Department for budgeting and support purposes including the Civil Service Commission, a former department.

State Administrative BoardEdit

State Administrative Board
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 23, 1921
  • (etc.)
Typeautonomous board
Agency executive
  • Shelby Troub, Secretary of the State Administrative Board
  • (etc.)
Parent agencyMichigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Key document
WebsiteState Administrative Board

The State Administrative Board is a board of officials that oversees the administrative activities of all state departments and agencies. The Board approves contracts and leases, state capital outlay, and hears small claims against the state. Three standing committees (Finance and Claims Committee, Building Committee, and Transportation and Natural Resources Committee) exist to advise the Board on a course of action.[4]

Members of the board are ex officio. The positions are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Department of Transportation.[4]

Office Office holder
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Attorney General Dana Nessel
State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks
Superintendent of Public Instruction Shelia A. Alles
Director of the Department of Transportation Paul C. Ajegba

Office of Children's OmbudsmanEdit

Children's Ombudsman
Lisa McCormick

since 2019

The Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) is an independent state office assigned to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The Governor appoints the Ombudsman with the State Senate's advice and consent. The OCO takes complaints regarding the child welfare system and investigates under its own power.[5]

Office of the State EmployerEdit

Director of Office of the State Employer
Marie Waalkes

since 2015

The Office of the State Employer is an independent state office assigned to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The office Director is a member of the Governor's Cabinet.[6] The Office is the Governor's designate representative in recognized employee organization negotiations and developing and implementing employment relations policy. This Office after consulting with department heads makes recommendations to the Civil Service Commission regarding pay scale and other benefits for non-exclusively represented employees.[7]

State Budget OfficeEdit

State Budget Director of State Budget Office
Chris Kolb

since 2019

The State Budget Office is an independent office within the Department led by the State Budget Director, who is a member of the Governor's Cabinet. The Office has responsibility for the executive branch budget and oversees the state's accounting functions including payroll.[8]

Office of Retirement ServicesEdit

The Office of Retirement Services (ORS) administers defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid, and deferred compensation retirement programs for Michigan's state employees, public school employees, judges, state police, and National Guard.


  2. ^ Gabe Nelson (Nov 17, 2009). "Granholm to merge DMB with IT in wake of Lisa Webb Sharpe's departure for Lansing Community College". Crains Detroit Business.
  3. ^ Anders, Melissa (December 14, 2012). "MGTV, Michigan's government cable station, to be replaced with online format". Mlive.cm. Mlive Media Group. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Introduction to the State Administrative Board". Michigan.gov. State of Michigan. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  5. ^ Verlie M. Ruffin (May 2009). "Office of Children's Ombudsman Annual Report 2007-2008" (PDF). Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  6. ^ "Cabinet Members". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  7. ^ "The Role of OSE". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  8. ^ "Inside the State Budget Office". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. Retrieved 2010-04-13.