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Employee of the Month – Brian Tressler

April 17, 2017

Brian Tressler has been with Facilities Planning, Design & Construction for five years. He is Area Supervisor for western region construction, which includes the entire western part of the state. He isn’t just a supervisor, however; he is also an inspector managing and overseeing construction projects in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties. He is currently overseeing and managing nine construction ... Learn more

Frank Pullifrone Recognized for Exemplary Customer Service

April 6, 2017

Yesterday was a banner day for Frank Pullifrone, a project manager in the facilities engineering division of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction. At the Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan presented him with the Customer Service Hero Award in recognition of his exemplary customer service. Frank is the first recipient of the award.

“Frank is a responsive, respectful and ... Learn more

Secretary Ellington Churchill Announces Ulysses “Jack” Howard as Assistant Secretary for Administration

April 3, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Department of General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill, Jr. announced today Ulysses “Jack” Howard as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Maryland Department of General Services. The Department of General Services is responsible for essential services and programs administered on behalf of the state, including procurement, facilities management and building design and construction.
“Jack Howard has a proven ... Learn more

Did You Know? DGS Leads the State’s Energy Conservation Efforts

March 30, 2017

General Services leads the state’s energy conservation efforts. The Office of Energy and Conservation is responsible for a variety of strategies to reduce the impact of government operations on the environment.
The Green Purchasing Committee (GPC), chaired by Secretary Churchill,  is just one example. It is an interagency committee created by the Green Maryland Act of 2010 and tasked with providing ... Learn more

Deputy Secretary A. Leigh Williams is Luncheon Speaker at National Conference Focused on Crafting a Plan that will Protect Critical Infrastructure

March 24, 2017

Deputy Secretary of Energy A. Leigh Williams was the luncheon speaker at a March 16, 2017 conference hosted by the National Guard Association of the U.S. Attendees included stakeholders from around the country, including Homeland Security, FBI, National Guard, hospitals, water utilities and private businesses.
They gathered with the goal of creating a strategy for protecting critical infrastructure and were focused ... Learn more

CAUGHT Doing Great Service — Becky Vodusek

March 24, 2017

Becky Vodusek is a valued employee at the Maryland Capitol Police Baltimore headquarters. Since her first day about three years ago, she has shown a willingness and desire to assist however she can. She keeps day-to-day functions running smoothly and is involved in every facet of MCP’s operations. Among her many duties, she is the receptionist, Human Resources liaison, hiring ... Learn more

CAUGHT Doing Great Service – Michele Sanders

March 23, 2017

Although Michele Sanders is a new addition to the Maryland Capitol Police Annapolis Detachment, she has worked for the Maryland Capitol Police for four years. She is an outstanding employee who takes courteous customer service very seriously and can always be counted on to treat people with respect and professionalism. Ms. Sanders portrays the department in a very positive light ... Learn more

Message to Vendors

March 21, 2017

Please be advised that a fraudulent email message is being distributed to Maryland vendors. Click here to view. 
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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Maryland Judiciary Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Catonsville Courthouse

March 13, 2017

BALTIMORE – The Department of General Services today hosted the groundbreaking for the new Catonsville District Courthouse in Baltimore County. The 130,000-square-foot facility, located on 5.9 acres in the Rolling Crossroads Professional Park, will have eight court rooms and will also house four state judicial agencies. General Services, who will oversee construction of this project, provides a wide variety of ... Learn more

DGS Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 7, 2017

DGS Celebrates Women’s History Month 
2017 Theme
“Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” 
Maryland history boasts trailblazing women in labor and business who remain an inspiration and serve as role models to this day. Many of the represent firsts: the first woman publisher, Mary Catherine Goddard; the first woman to run a print shop, Anne Catherine Hoof Green; the first American-born saint, ... Learn more