The 2008 Executive Budget Document
Department of General ServicesMission Statement
The Department of General Services (DGS) is a service agency supporting the mission of governments by delivering quality, cost-effective, timely, safe and secure laboratory, engineering and architecture, procurement, real estate, vehicle management, and graphic design services, while also serving businesses and citizens.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 18,708,604||$ 19,489,319||651.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 18,854,467||$ 19,657,533||642.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 23,435,893||$ 21,836,764||655.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 23,071,698||$ 35,906,637||655.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 23,071,698||$ 35,906,637||655.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ 931,222||$ 4,671,537||19.50|
|2009 Total||$ 24,002,920||$ 40,578,174||674.50|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 23,071,698||$ 35,906,637||655.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ 1,029,193||$ 4,624,872||19.50|
|2010 Total||$ 24,100,891||$ 40,531,509||674.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as the continuation of 2007 and 2008 salary and health insurance premium increases, as well as changes in retirement and disability contribution rates and other centrally funded items. For each year, $1.8 million (GF) and $2.4 million (NGF).
Increase position levelIncreases the agency's position level due to increased workload in the Division of Real Estate Services and state mail services and the transfer of responsibility for the State Board of Elections' Virginia Election Registration and Information System to the department. For 2009, 16 positions.
Add funds to seat of government mail servicesContinues the current level and scope of mail service. The consolidated mail function provides inbound and outbound mail services to agencies for their United States Postal Services mail. In addition, it provides for the efficient distribution of documents between and among agencies without incurring postage costs. For each year, $143,212 (GF).
Continue 2008 budget reductionsContinues the budget reductions included in the Governor's 2008 reduction plan into the 2008-10 biennium. For 2009, a decrease of $705,000 (GF), an increase of $404,000 (NGF), and a reduction of two positions. For 2010, a decrease of $705,000 (GF) and an increase of $404,000 (NGF).
Close Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services' Abingdon laboratoryEliminates funding for the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services' Abingdon laboratory. Specimens tested at the Abingdon laboratory will be transported to the Richmond laboratory for testing once the Abingdon location is closed. Customers will not experience a delayed response in receiving test results. For 2009, a decrease of $199,333 (GF) and 7.5 positions. For 2010, a decrease of $427,362 (GF).
Transfer oversight of Virginia War Memorial from Department of General Services to Department of Veterans ServicesTransfers the War Memorial to the Department of Veterans Services. The mission and goals of the War Memorial more closely align with the Department of Veterans Services. For 2009, a decrease of $430,174 (GF) and three positions. For 2010, a decrease of $430,174 (GF).
Transfer information technology procurement from Virginia Information Technologies AgencyTransfers responsibility and authority for information technology procurement services from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to the Department of General Services thus consolidating common business processes. This will allow vendors to deal with only one agency and improve services to customers. For 2009, $1.9 million (NGF) and 16 positions. For 2010, $1.8 million (NGF).
Fund equipment replacementProvides funding through the Master Equipment Lease Program for the replacement of antiquated laboratory equipment. The average life expectancy of laboratory equipment is between five and seven years. All of the equipment being replaced is over eight years of age. For 2009, $296,900 (GF). For 2010, $622,900 (GF).
Capital Totals for the Biennium
|$ 0||$ 0||$ 275,600,000|
Recommended Capital Budget Addenda
Provide supplemental funding to renovate the CapitolProvides supplemental funding from Virginia Public Building Authority bond proceeds to complete the renovation of the Capitol. This includes the replacement of the leaking skylight with one of a different design and the installation of a domestic water pressure pump. For the biennium, $5.5 million (NGF).
Replace Department of Taxation Central OfficeProvides funding from Virginia Public Building Authority bond proceeds for the construction of a new operations building for the Department of Taxation. The current building has severe roof damage and the majority of the space is not conducive to the programmatic requirements of the department. For the biennium, $85.0 million (NGF).
Construct Eighth and Ninth Street BuildingProvides funding from Virginia Public Building Authority bond proceeds for the renovation of the Ninth Street Office Building and replacement of the Eighth Street Office Building. The Eighth Street Office Building has been demolished and the Ninth Street Office Building does not meet life safety code requirements for safe egress, has systems that have exceeded life expectancy, and has interior and exterior materials that are damaged beyond repair. The completed building should house between 1,200 and 1,500 employees and support the March 2005 Capitol Square Master Plan. Completion of the project will allow employees currently housed in commercial property to move into state-owned office space where per square footage charges fall below average commercial leasing rates. For the biennium, $185.1 million (NGF).