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Agency Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

Established in 1788, the Department of State (DOS) is the State’s oldest agency. Historically serving as the State’s general recording officer and custodian of the State’s “Great Seal”, the Department’s mission encompasses a broad range of activities that coordinate programs with, and provide services to, local governments and businesses. The Department supports public safety through the administration of building and energy code programs; administers programs for community development and local government service activities; and supports businesses through various licensing and registration activities.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $133.6 million for the Department, a decrease of $11.8 million from the 2013-14 budget. This decrease primarily reflects the elimination of last year's one-time capital Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program appropriation and operational and administrative efficiencies. A new $10 million appropriation for cleanup of municipal brownfields under the Environmental Restoration Program is provided in the Department of Environmental Conservation budget.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 545 FTEs for the Department, a decrease of 19 FTEs from 2013-14 budget estimates.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 69,529,000 68,246,000 (1,283,000) 26,096,812
Aid To Localities 65,884,000 65,379,000 (505,000) 96,511,000
Capital Projects 10,000,000 0 (10,000,000) 13,079,000
Total 145,413,000 133,625,000 (11,788,000) 135,686,812

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 85 78 (7)
Authority Budget Office
Special Revenue Funds - Other 12 12 0
Consumer Protection Program
Special Revenue Funds - Other 9 9 0
Lake George Park Commission
Special Revenue Funds - Other 9 9 0
Business and Licensing Services
Special Revenue Funds - Other 253 241 (12)
Local Government and Community Services
General Fund 45 45 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 50 50 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 80 80 0
Office for New Americans
General Fund 6 6 0
Tug Hill Commission
General Fund 15 15 0
Total 564 545 (19)

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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