Alaska Department of Administration

BETHEL OFFICE Update on 1/27/2015

As of 9:00 AM, 1/27/2015, the HSS Office of Children's Services has re-opened and employees should return to the office.

The DNR Recorder's office in Bethel will remain closed, until further notice is provided due to a mechanical (frozen pipes) issue.

Employees must check for updates regularly by calling the state office closure notification line, statewide toll-free at 1-877-326-5551 or by visiting this website to check for notifications.

Alaska's Department of Administration

What we do

The Department of Administration provides centralized administrative services to state agencies in matters of finance, personnel, labor relations, leasing of space, central mail distribution, property management, risk management, procurement, retirement and benefits programs, information and telecommunication systems, and operation and maintenance of 18 state-owned buildings in Juneau, Anchorage, Nome, Palmer and Fairbanks.

The Department of Administration also provides indigent defense and children’s advocacy through the Public Defender Agency and the Office of Public Advocacy, and vehicle registration and driver licensing through the Division of Motor Vehicles, as well as a host of other services. The department has administrative responsibilities for the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Alaska Public Broadcasting, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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Sheldon Fisher, Commissioner