Secretary Ramos Issues Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown released his 2012-13 state budget proposal yesterday, which includes a sensible restructuring of state agencies.  The proposed reorganization will streamline how California delivers core services including procurement, information technology and human resources.  The Governor’s budget will make state government more efficient, less costly and more accessible for all Californians.

Under the Governor’s budget, the California Technology Agency will become a department within the proposed Government Operations Agency.  This new agency will include the departments of General Services, Human Resources, Technology, the Office of Administrative Law, the Public Employees’ Retirement System, the State Teachers Retirement System and the newly restructured Department of Revenue, comprised of the State Personnel Board and the Government Claims Board.

“Governor Brown is determined to make state government more efficient and effective.  The proposed reorganization keeps the Technology Agency’s authority, jurisdiction and mission intact.  In addition, by placing the Technology Agency together with the Department of General Services and the Department of Human Resources, the opportunity to collaborate on issues such as IT procurement and maintaining a capable IT workforce becomes easier,” said Secretary Carlos Ramos.

Video of Governor Brown’s budget press conference is available here.

The Governor’s 2012-13 budget proposal summary is available here.