March is Purchasing Month

Governor Nathan Deal has signed a proclamation declaring March as “Purchasing Month” in Georgia – a month when the state will recognize the purchasing and materials management professions who play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, source and price.

More than 600 state, local, and federal employees provide valuable training and educational services in the areas of procurement and materials management.

Throughout the month, the Georgia Chapter of NIGP, Inc., Government Procurement Association of Georgia (GPAG), and other professional purchasing associations will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing profession in business, industry, and government.

Farewell to Our Recent Retirees!

This month’s featured retiree is Barbara Hill, who recently retired from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services as an executive administrative assistant with 16 years of faithful service to the State of Georgia.

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Barbara Hill and all of Team Georgia’s January 2017opens in new document  & February 2017opens in new document Retirees!

Are you, or is someone you know, retiring soon? Send us a horizontal photo to feature here on this website!

State Charitable Contributions 2016-2017 Campaign Kickoff

SCCP Kick-off

Melaney Smith and Leslie Hale of local charity Books for Keeps are pictured with DOAS Commissioner Sid Johnson, Candy Sarvis, Valerie Henderson, and Latoya Wimbush.

The Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) kicked off the 2016 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) with a breakfast at the Georgia Freight Depot on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The breakfast served as a start for the annual SCCP Campaign, a program that provides an easy and convenient way to make an immediate and ongoing difference in local charities. Governor Nathan Deal, chairman of the 2016-17 Campaign, welcomed more than 200 agency heads, college presidents and campaign coordinators and spoke about the importance of giving back and how beneficial the program can be for charities in need.

“We can all be proud of the positive impact our contributions are making in Georgian communities and in the lives of those in need,” said Governor Deal. The 2016-17 Campaign will run from September 1 until November 15.

Click here to view Governor Deal’s State Charitable Contributions Program Statement