OMB Q&A with Director Joe Morrissette: Agency Divisions and State Surplus
GNDC’s Winter Issue of the Report on Business featured an article from Joe Morrissette, Director of North Dakota Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Morrissette discussed the changing economy and how challenges and opportunities were impacting our state budget. Check out pages 12 and 13 of the magazine for the full story. Didn't get your complimentary member copy? Email us.
GNDC sat down with Joe to further discuss OMB, beyond the state budget. This is part one of a three-part series on the state cabinet agency.
GNDC: OMB does more than create a state budget. What other responsibilities does this cabinet agency have?
Morrissette: The mission of the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to provide innovative leadership and support to state government with a vision to set the standard for leadership and expertise in state government.
Although many people know OMB for budgeting and financial administration services, OMB is comprised of five very different divisions:
- Facility Management – maintains the state Capitol complex buildings and grounds.
- Fiscal Management – serves as the central professional fiscal office of the executive branch, providing services such as statewide accounting, payroll, financial reporting and budgeting.
- Human Resource Management Services – provides comprehensive human resources services to state agencies in the areas of classification, compensation, training and staff development, employment services and employee relations.
- Risk Management – coordinates efficient functions that promote safety and reduce loss resulting from tort liability or employee injury claims, and administers the state Risk Management Fund.
- Central Services
- State Procurement - establishes procurement rules, policies, training, and online procurement information systems, and creates state contracts for goods and services used by state and local government entities.
- Central Supply - provides commonly used office and paper supplies to state agencies.
- Vendor Registry - administers online vendor registration system, sets up vendors to work with the state, and maintains the state bidder list.
- Central Duplication - provides state agencies with economical and efficient printing and mailing services.
- Surplus Property - acquires state and federal surplus property for redistribution to state agencies, political subdivisions, other eligible recipients, and the public, in accordance with the applicable state and federal guidance.
State Surplus Property is a great program that provides affordable, used property to government entities, eligible nonprofits and private citizens.
State Surplus Property acquires state and federal surplus property for redistribution. State property is available to the general public. Federal property is available to state agencies, political subdivisions and other eligible recipients, in accordance with the applicable state and federal guidance. Private citizens can bid on surplus federal property through an online auction system.
State Surplus Property also manages the Federal Law Enforcement Support Office 1033 program, which provides equipment to entities with law enforcement responsibilities.
Visit the OMB website for more information about State Surplus Property
Part two and Part three are available here.