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Department of General Services Completes Disbursement of $2.5 Million for Emergency Repairs for Baltimore City Schools

December 10, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD – In January 2018, the Maryland Department of General Services (General Services) was tasked by Governor Larry Hogan to oversee the disbursement of $2.5 million dollars in funds from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account. The funds were authorized to reimburse the Baltimore City Public School system for emergency heating system repairs to public schools.
Last winter, freezing temperatures caused a ... Learn more

Hogan Administration Announces $1.5 Million in Federal Surplus Delivered to Marylanders in Need in 3rd Quarter 2018

December 10, 2018

Department of General Services Works with Federal Program to Secure Surplus Resources
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that in the third quarter of 2018, the Maryland Department of General Services (General Services), which is the agency of record in the State of Maryland for the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program, secured and delivered more than $1.5 million ... Learn more

General Services Assistant Secretary Lauren Buckler Recognized as a Leading Woman by The Daily Record

December 3, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services today congratulates Lauren Buckler, Assistant Secretary for Facilities Planning, Design, Construction and Energy for her recognition as one of The Daily Record’s 2018 Leading Women. This award honors women who are 40 years old or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made in their respective careers. Ms. Buckler is one ... Learn more

U.S. & Maryland Flag Flow Half-Staff, Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 1, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset, Sunday, December 30, 2018. This action is in honor of former President George H. W. Bush who passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 (per federal law, the flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of ... Learn more

U.S. & Maryland Flag Flow Half-Staff, Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 1, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from sunrise to sunset. This action is in honor of U.S. Air Force Captain John Graziano, of Elkridge, Maryland, who died on November 13, 2018, when a military aircraft crashed in Texas.
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October – Steve Billings

November 30, 2018

Steve Billings is Deputy Chief of the Facilities Engineering Division within Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy. His expertise is projects that are high profile and/or emergency.
The Lawyers Mall project in Annapolis? Steve’s got that! He is on top of the emergency underground utilities replacement project – a project that took center stage this winter when it was discovered that ... Learn more

September – Bob Hamilton, Sr.

November 30, 2018

Bob Hamilton, Sr., maintenance supervisor at the Mary E. W. Risteau District Court and Multi-Service Center in Belair, has been with DGS since September 2011. A master electrician by trade, Bob shows pride in his work by being very tidy and precise as he goes about his daily tasks. Special projects, particularly, highlight the commitment, determination and initiative he brings ... Learn more

Friday, November 16, 2018 Liberal Leave Announcement

November 16, 2018

Liberal Leave is in effect until 11:00 am today, November 16, 2018 for the following counties:







Liberal Leave is in effect beginning 6:00 am today, November 16, 2018 until end of day shift for the following counties: ​



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Accessible Fishing Pier Opens in Queen Anne’s County

November 15, 2018

Floating Pier at Unicorn Lake Meets Americans with Disabilities Act Standards
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has opened a new floating fishing pier and gangway at the Unicorn Lake Fisheries Management Area that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Design Standards of 2010.
The department worked with the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Department of General Services to create this fully-accessible freshwater fishing pier ... Learn more

Board of Public Works Approves Over $6 Million of Grant Funding to Baltimore City Art and Science Anchor Institutions

November 14, 2018

Hogan Administration Builds on Strong Record of Support for the Arts and Sciences
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced the approval of five capital grants agreements by the Board of Public Works – totaling $6.39 million – that are dedicated to fostering essential capital projects for Baltimore City arts and science organizations. The grants were primarily authored as bond bills during ... Learn more