Our Departments, Boards and Programs

Government Operations Agency oversees ten different state departments, boards and programs. These entities support our agency’s mission to improve management and accountability of government programs, increase efficiency and promote better and more coordinated operational decisions.

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CalHR is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention.


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Public Employees Retirement System

CalPERS’ mission is to deliver retirement and health care benefits to members and their beneficiaries with the vision of being a respected partner, providing a sustainable retirement system and health care program for those who serve California.

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Teachers Retirement System

CalSTRS' mission is to secure the financial future of California's educators by providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits for full-time and part-time public school educators.

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Victim Compensation Board

The Victim Compensation Program provides compensation for victims of violent crime. It provides eligible victims with reimbursement for many crime-related expenses.

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Department of Technology

The California Department of Technology is committed to partnering with state and local government entities to deliver digital services, develop innovative and responsive solutions for business needs and provide quality assurance for Information Technology projects and services.

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California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Since July 1, 2017, CDTFA has assumed all previous statutory tasks of the Board of Equalization and has performed administrative functions for the Board. The CDTFA reports to the California Government Operations Agency.

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Department of General Services (DGS)

DGS serves as business manager for the State of California. It provides a variety of services to state entities through procurement solutions, real estate management, building standards and school construction.

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Franchise Tax Board

Franchise Tax Board's mission is to help taxpayers file tax returns timely, accurately, and pay the correct amount to fund services important to Californians.

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Department of Fi$CAL

Fi$CAL's mission is to operate the statewide financial system to enable California to perform budgeting, procurement, cash management and accounting functions transparently and efficiently.

Office of Administrative Law

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) ensures that agency regulations are clear, necessary, legally valid, and available to the public. OAL is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by over 200 state agencies for compliance with the standards set forth in California’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), for transmitting these regulations to the Secretary of State and for publishing regulations in the California Code of Regulations.

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State Personnel Board

State Personnel Board is charged with overseeing the merit-based, job-related recruitment and selection process for the hiring of state employees who provide critical services to the citizens of California.