General Services, Office of

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All amounts are in dollars
Category Available
Change From
State Operations 427,879,000 791,634,000 363,755,000 7,230,000
Capital Projects 83,140,000 98,000,000 14,860,000 281,610,000
Total 511,019,000 889,634,000 378,615,000 288,840,000

Full-Time Equivalent Positions (FTE)
Program 2008-09
Estimated FTEs
Estimated FTEs
FTE Change
Design and Construction
    Internal Service Funds 417 417 0
Executive Direction
    General Fund 95 84 -11
    Internal Service Funds 26 26 0
Technology and Asset Management Program
    General Fund 143 51 -92
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 17 17 0
    Internal Service Funds 78 78 0
Real Property Management and Development
    General Fund 715 715 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 50 50 0
    Enterprise Funds 11 11 0
    Internal Service Funds 49 49 0
Total 1,601 1,498 -103

Note: Most recent estimates as of 12/16/08.


The Office of General Services (OGS) mission is to manage and lease real property, design, build and operate facilities, and deliver a wide array of support services, enabling the State of New York to function optimally. The unifying goal throughout all of the Office’s varied operations is to assure the efficient use of State resources for all of their customers, whether they are other State agencies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, or the public. As OGS influences the spending of approximately $7 billion in public funds, it is essential that they continually strive to increase efficiencies and overall effectiveness.

Budget Highlights

The 2009-10 Executive Budget recommends $889.6 million All Funds ($148.5 million General Fund; $610 million Internal Service Funds; $131.1 million Other Funds) to support ongoing agency activities. This is an increase of $378.6 million All Funds (a decrease of $15.1 million General Fund; an increase of $380.3 million Internal Service Funds and an increase of $13.4 million Other Funds) from the 2008-09 Budget. The decrease in the General Fund reflects continued efforts to achieve savings through reductions in energy consumption as well as reductions in lower priority services. In addition, this decrease reflects the transfer of $7.6 million to a newly established Office of Procurement Services.

The largest increase reflects the addition of a new $400 million appropriation to permit the consolidation of lease payments under OGS. From this central vantage point, OGS expects to recapture $15 million in savings for the State, resulting from audits of leases, relocations from leased to State space, and negotiations of improved rental rates and terms.

The Budget also reflects a $13.3 million investment in the design and development of sustainability projects (e.g., green roofs, energy saving lighting, and climate control devices). OGS plans to make the generation of renewable energy and the application of sustainability concepts to both new construction and rehabilitation projects a centerpiece of their capital program.

The Executive Budget recommends staff of 1,498 for the Office of General Services in 2009-10, a decrease of 103 from the prior year, which is entirely attributable to the transfer of functions to the new Office for Procurement Services.

2009-10 Executive Budget — Agency Presentation
General Services, Office of (PDF)