DMS Administration provides centralized administrative services to the divisions through its service bureaus and offices, including Financial Management Services, Planning and Budget, Human Resources and Departmental Purchasing.
The Business of Government
The Department of Management Services (DMS) is the business arm of Florida government. In 1993 the Department of Administration and Department of General Services merged to form the Department of Management Services. This combined agency was formed to improve services and reduce administrative overhead.
As a customer service based agency, the Department of Management Services is home of the Florida Retirement System and the Division of State Group Insurance. The Division of Real Estate Development and Management oversees the construction, leasing, and operations of buildings in the Florida Facilities Pool and administers private leasing for the state. The Division of Fleet Management and Federal Property Assistance provides management, purchase, and disposal of aircraft, motor vehicles, watercraft, and other related equipment. The Department houses the Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) whose function is to improve business and economic opportunities for Florida's women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
By overseeing the state's major technology reforms, People First was created to provide world-class tools and services for state employees. The Department also implemented MyFloridaMarketPlace, the new web-based procurement system.