Department Of Administration Divisions
The Department of Administration is comprised of ten divisions that provide support services to both internal and external customers. In addition, the department provides administrative support services to five independent state agencies, boards, or commissions.
External Customer Services
- Motor Vehicles creates, records, and renews vehicle registrations and provides testing, issuance and recording of driver’s licenses.
- Office of Public Advocacy provides guardianship, child advocacy (guardian ad litem) and legal services to vulnerable Alaskans.
- Public Defender Agency performs this constitutionally required governmental function by providing legal defense services for those who do not have the financial means to hire an attorney.
- Retirement and Benefits administers and provides record keeping and counseling services for the following retirement systems: public employees, teachers, judicial, national guard and naval militia, and elected public officers. (Internal and external client base)
Internal Customer Services
- Administrative Services provides general administrative and support services including accounting, budget, procurement and computer desktop support.
- Enterprise Technology Services provides and maintains secure and reliable information technology infrastructure for voice and data and manages enterprise applications used across the executive branch.
- Finance develops, operates, and maintains statewide accounting and payroll systems that meet vendor payment, payroll and financial reporting requirements of state government.
- General Services provides services that help other agencies perform their public missions. The division consists of central purchasing, leasing and facilities, central mail and surplus property.
- Personnel and Labor Relations provides human resource services to state agencies to include pay plans, training, labor contract negotiations, arbitration and mediation.
- Risk Management provides protection of the financial assets and operation of the state from accidental loss.
Agencies, Boards, and Commissions:
- Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission provides the citizens of Alaska with an integrated public broadcasting system.
- Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is an independent quasi-judicial agency consisting of three commissioners appointed by the Governor who oversee oil, gas, and geothermal drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all land subject to the state’s jurisdictional powers.
- Alaska Public Offices Commission administers the state’s four disclosure laws: campaign disclosure, legislative financial disclosure, public official financial disclosure, and regulation of lobbying.
- Office of Administrative Hearings is an independent, quasi-judicial agency whose administrative law judges hear and decide executive branch tax, retirement and benefits appeals and conduct administrative adjudications on behalf of executive branch agencies in more than forty categories of cases.
- Violent Crimes Compensation Board reduces the financial hardships caused by crime-related medical expenses or loss of income sustained by innocent victims of violent crimes in Alaska. It also provides financial payments to dependents of deceased victims.