Georgia Procurement Ranks #1 in the Nation

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DOAS Commissioner Sid Johnson and Lisa Eason, DOAS Deputy Commissioner of State Purchasing accepted the Governing Magazine award on behalf of the State.

Georgia is ranked #1 in the nation for its procurement function by Governing Magazine. Detailed results from a new nationwide survey conducted by Governing shows Georgia received top honors in nine of ten purchasing categories, including statutory authority, public policies and procedures, e-procurement systems, agency and vendor engagement, training and certification, open bidding processes and contract administration.

Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement, “I am proud of Georgia’s leadership in our procurement practice, which is a critical factor in the state’s competitiveness and economic development. This award acknowledges the hard work and effort of the entire team at the Department of Administrative Services.”

State purchasing and materials management professions play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, source and price of goods and services.

The Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), which provides procurement services to state agencies and local government entities, was presented an award by Governing Magazine at a recent reception held in conjunction with the National Governor’s Association meeting in Washington DC.

Click here to view the detailed article in Governing Magazine.

Farewell February and March Retirees

TGRetiree_TracieWhitus2This month’s featured retiree is Tracie Whitus, who recently retired from Georgia Vital Records with 30 years of faithful service to the State of Georgia.

Tracie Whitus began her career in state government in 1985 at GA Vital Records. She diligently served in multiple positions while at Vital Records including the Legal Unit, Program Administration and served as the assistant for several Vital Records Directors.

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Tracie and all of Team Georgia’s February 2016 and March 2016 Retirees!

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DCS employees brighten the holiday season for those in need

DCS Toy & Food Drive_sizedThe Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is making this holiday season more enjoyable for children and families in need. Over the past few weeks, agency employees have donated over four hundred toys and food items.

DCS Commissioner Michael Nail says this undertaking speaks to who we are as an agency.

“The toy and food drive truly reflects the hearts and minds of our employees and this effort well represents our department’s values of selfless service and teamwork. Giving is what the holiday season is all about and I am thankful and honored our team members understand this and, more importantly, are willing to work together to make a difference,” said Nail.

DCS has partnered with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) to deliver the donated toys to children who are victims of domestic violence in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton and Troup County.

Accepting the donations on behalf of the GCFV, Executive Director Jennifer Thomas says she is appreciative of the Commission’s partnership with DCS.

“The GCVF is excited to partner with DCS to bring a bit of happiness to children impacted by domestic violence during this difficult time in their lives. These donations will ensure they are not forgotten this holiday season,” said Thomas.

The donated food items will be delivered to the Atlanta Community Food Bank for distribution to more than six hundred nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in twenty-nine counties.