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  3. Bureaus


The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) consists of the following bureaus/programs:

Bureau of Administrative Operations
Oversees the general management of the agency. The different areas of administrative management include but are not limited to the following: Director's Office, Legal Services, Governmental Affairs, Internal Audit, the Office of Finance and Management and the Vendor Payment Program.

Bureau of Benefits
Administers a Group Insurance Plan for state and local government employees, retirees, and dependents; as well as, retirees and dependents of community colleges and downstate public school districts.  Administers a Deferred Compensation Plan for state employees. Administers risk management programs for workers' compensation, auto liability, and representation and indemnification.

Business Enterprise Program
Promotes the economic development of businesses owned by members of minority groups, females, persons with disabilities and veterans by providing access and assistance in the procurement process for contracts from state agencies and universities.

Bureau of Communications and Computer Services
Manages the planning, sourcing, maintenance, and delivery of voice, data, wireless, video, Internet, and telecommunications services to state government agencies, boards, commissions, and state supported institutions of higher education in Illinois; as well as other governmental and some non-governmental entities. Provides a broad range of media and marketing services.

Bureau of Information Services (also known as, Illinois Office of Communication and Information Services)
Oversees the many critical communications via all media to State Government and to the public.

Bureau of Personnel
Develops and administers the State's Personnel Code, Personnel Rules, Pay Plan, Position Classification Plan, current collective bargaining agreements and other applicable laws.  Recruits and counsels candidates for state employment. Develops and administers testing and selection instruments. Establishes and implements classification and compensation standards, employee and agency transactions, payroll certification, and administration of the Rutan Supreme Court decision.

Bureau of Property Management
Manages and maintains many state owned buildings. Secures space by lease or purchase to meet agency needs. Coordinates the disposition of surplus real property.

Bureau of Agency Services
Oversees the Division of Vehicles that maintains the state vehicle fleet. Oversees surplus property, including federal, state, and LESO.  Manages the state mail and messenger system. Oversees I-Cycle, the state’s recycling program. Manages statewide print operations.

Bureau of Strategic Sourcing
Encourages joint purchasing by local governments off state contracts. Works collaboratively with the CPO in the sourcing of critical State needs. Encourages contracting for goods and services from qualified sheltered workshops. Provides meaningful employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and offers training opportunities for these individuals.