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Pennsylvania Department of General Services

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) is an agency of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania that is responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for the state government. The DGS also "maintains and protects" buildings owned by the state government.[1] The DGS was formed on July 22, 1975, when the Department of Property and Supplies and the General State Authority were merged into the Department of General Services.

Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Logo.svg
Logo of the DGS
Agency overview
FormedJuly 22, 1975
Preceding agencies
  • Department of Property and Supplies
  • General State Authority
JurisdictionState government of Pennsylvania
Headquarters515 North Office Building Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
40°15′56.5″N 76°52′59″W / 40.265694°N 76.88306°W / 40.265694; -76.88306
Agency executive

Organizational structureEdit

The DGS is divided into the following sub-units:[2]

  • Deputy Secretary of Administration
    • Bureau of Financial and Management Services
    • Bureau of Human Resources
    • Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities
    • Commonwealth Media Services
    • Bureau of Publications
    • Bureau of Risk and Insurance Management
  • Deputy Secretary for Procurement
    • Bureau of Procurement
    • Bureau of Vehicle Management
    • Bureau of Supplies and Surplus Operations
  • Deputy Secretary for Property and Asset Management
    • Bureau of Facilities Management
    • Property Administration Office
    • Bureau of Police and Safety
    • Bureau of Real Estate
    • Bureau of Maintenance Management
  • Deputy Secretary for Public Works
    • Fiscal Office
    • Bureau of Pre-Construction
    • Bureau of Construction
  • Office of Chief Counsel

See alsoEdit


  • "Cabinet-level agencies". The Pennsylvania Manual. 118. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of General Services. 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-10-01.


  1. ^ Pennsylvania Manual, p. 4-59.
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Manual, pp. 4-60 – 4-61.