Administrative and Financial Services Division

The Administrative and Financial Services Division houses the Commission's accounting, personnel and employee relations, equal employment opportunity, budget, contracts, grants and loans, information technology, library, business services, and publications offices. This arm is responsible for audit and control functions that have been delegated by other state departments such as the Departments of Finance, Personnel Administrative Services, State Controller, General Services, and the State Personnel Board. To accomplish its responsibilities, the division is organized into three offices:

See the Administrative and Financial Services Division phone list for contact information.

Financial Services Office

The Financial Services Office establishes and maintains uniform accounting, budgeting, and reporting systems consistent with requirements set forth by the State Administrative Manual. This office provides financial information to Commission management and divisions. It also prepares appropriate financial reports and information to external control agencies that have the responsibility of reviewing the Commission's financial transactions.

Various offices also classify, record, and report all fiscal transactions for Commission funds, coordinate preparation of the Commission's annual budget, monitor current year activities and expenditures, and administer Commission contracts and interagency agreements for consultant and professional services. The Grants and Loans Office provides administrative support for hundreds of million of dollars in Commission grants and loans for energy conservation, renewable energy technology development, and demonstration projects.

Human Resources and Support Services Office

The Human Resources and Support Services Office provides centralized support and management services for personnel and employee/employer relations activities and is responsible for procurement, property and equipment management, records management, reproduction, space management, mail and messenger services, publications, and security.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for insuring that the Commission is in compliance with all federal and state equal employment and non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies. This includes administering the Commission's discrimination complaint process, administering the Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Peer Counseling program, and providing technical assistance to all levels of staff. The office is also responsible for implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates.

Additionally, the office maintains the California Energy Commission Library, a central repository of information on energy for the Commission, other state agencies, and the public. The library contains more than 20,000 titles and hundreds of periodical subscriptions covering all major areas of energy, making it one of the most comprehensive energy libraries in the nation.

Information Technology Services Branch

The Information Technology Services Branch (ITSB) provides IT services in support of the Energy Commission’s business goals and objectives. This role includes project management, application development, web development, infrastructure and customer support, and IT procurement. IT security is an overall important responsibility. ITSB interacts with the Commission’s parent California Natural Resources Agency and the Department of Technology to comply with policies and oversight and to collaborate on projects.