SACRAMENTO – The Technology Services Board (TSB) of the Office of Technology Services (OTech) will discuss several topics related to OTech and its state and local agency customers at its meeting on April 4.  The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street in Sacramento.  The meeting will be webcast live from the “What’s New” section the OTech website at: http://www.otech.ca.gov/.

At the April 4 meeting, the TSB will vote on the OTech Rate Package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011/12 (Mid-Year) and FY 2012/13, which will save OTech customers an estimated $21.5 million in FY 2011/12 and $13 million in FY 2012/13.  Savings were achieved in part by recent customer consolidation efforts, increasing the demand for OTech services.  Increased usage levels have enabled OTech to reduce rates.

The TSB will also receive an update on the following: status of the AB 2408 performance targets – energy usage reduction, network consolidation, e-mail consolidation and data center square footage reduction; the Annual Financial Audit Report for FY 2010/11 and information about Local Government Outreach.

The Technology Services Board (TSB) provides oversight and guidance to OTech, helping ensure its services meet customer needs.  The TSB consists of 13 members, including the State Controller, and the Secretaries of the California Emergency Management Agency; Department of Food and Agriculture; Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; Environmental Protection Agency; Health and Human Services Agency; Labor and Workforce Development Agency; Natural Resources Agency; State and Consumer Services Agency; Department of Veterans Affairs; and Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  The Secretary of California Technology serves as Chair and the Director of Finance as Vice-Chair.

The Office of Technology Services, one of three offices within the California Technology Agency, provides information technology services to more than 500 state, county, federal and local government entities. Through the use of a secure and state-of-the-art statewide network, OTech delivers a variety of services including computing, networking, electronic messaging and training, allowing governments the ability to provide streamlined, cost effective and quality services to Californians.

The April 4 meeting agenda and materials are available here.