Florida Department of Management Services
The Department of Management Services (DMS) is the business arm of Florida government. The Department’s primary mission is to support sister agencies as well as current and former state employees with workforce and business-related functions so that agencies can focus on their core missions as defined in law. The Department of Management Services was created in 1993 after the Departments of Administration and General Services merged. This new agency was formed to improve services and reduce administrative overhead. Throughout the entire department, staff pride themselves on providing effective customer service, delivering on our agency obligations and lowering the cost of government through innovation and new efficiencies.
Today, DMS is divided into two major services areas: Business Operations and Workforce Operations. Business Operations consists of State Purchasing, Real Estate Development and Management, Telecommunications, as well as Fleet and Federal Surplus Property, Private Prison Monitoring.
State Purchasing: develops and oversees the procedures under which agencies purchase commodities and services.
Real Estate Development and Management: oversees the construction, leasing and operations of buildings in the “Florida Facilities Pool” in addition to managing private leasing for the state.
Telecommunications: directs planning and develops policies to shape the state’s technology infrastructure.
Fleet and Federal Surplus Property: manages motor vehicle operations in addition to acquiring and disposing of surplus federal property.
Private Prison Monitoring: handles oversight and contractual compliance for the private prison system.
Workforce Operations consists of Human Resource Management, People First, State Group Insurance and Retirement.
Human Resource Management: provides guidance and technical assistance to state agencies in the effective administration of our state’s human resource system and represents the Governor as public employer in collective bargaining activities.
People First: handles oversight and contractual compliance for the state’s secure, web-based human resource information system and services.
State Group Insurance: offers and manages the state’s health and welfare insurance benefits.
Retirement: administers retirement, disability or death benefits to state retirees or their beneficiaries.
More services listed in Capabilities Statement below.
Experience & Focus
Command & Control (JADC2)
Training & Operations
Maintenance & Logistics