Energy Commission Administrative and Financial Services Division

This area houses the Commission's accounting, personnel and employee relations, equal employment opportunity, budget, contracts, grants and loans, information technology, library, business services, and publications offices. This arm is responsible for audit and control functions that have been delegated by other state departments such as the Departments of Finance, Personnel Administrative Services, State Controller, General Services and the State Personnel Board. To accomplish its responsibilities, the division is organized into three offices:

For contact information, please go to our Administrative Services Personnel: Phone List and Contacts

Financial Services Office

The Financial Services Office establishes and maintains uniform accounting, budgeting and reporting systems consistent with requirements set forth by the State Administrative Manual. This office provides financial information to Commission management and divisions. It also prepares appropriate financial reports and information to external control agencies which have the responsibility of reviewing the Commission's financial transactions.

Various offices also classify, record and report all fiscal transactions for Commission funds, coordinate preparation of the Commission's annual budget, monitor current year activities and expenditures, and administer Commission contracts and interagency agreements for consultant and professional services. The Grants and Loans Office provides administrative support for hundreds of million of dollars in Commission grants and loans to approximately energy conservation and renewable energy technology development and demonstration projects.

Human Resources and Support Services Office

The Human Resources and Support Services Office provides centralized support and management services for personnel and employee/employer relations activities and is responsible for procurement, property and equipment management, records management, reproduction, space management, mail and messenger services, publications, and security.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Office, in the HR&SS office, is responsible for insuring that the Commission is in compliance with all Federal and State equal employment / non-discrimination laws, regulations and policies. This includes administering the Commission's discrimination complaint process, administering the Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Peer Counseling program, and providing technical assistance to all levels of staff. The Office also is responsible for implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates.

Additionally, the office maintains the California Energy Library, a central repository of information on energy for the Commission, other state agencies and the public. The library contains more than 20,000 titles and hundreds of periodical subscriptions covering all major areas of energy. It is one of the most comprehensive energy libraries in the nation.

Information Technology Services Office

The Information Technology Services Office has broad responsibilities for all information technology standards and projects. IT Services has direct responsibility for project approval, project management, procurement, desktop deployment and support, network services, security, software licensing and application development. Network services include file, print, e-mail and internet connectivity. The Commission's current standards include the Microsoft Office Suite, Novell Netware and GroupWise e-mail. The standard platform for database application development is Microsoft SQL server. The IT Governance structure includes the Chief (Technology) Information Officer, an executive Steering Committee and an Information Technology Advisory Committee.