The Department of Administrative Services is responsible for the centralized functions for the City of Albany, providing oversight of the day-to-day management of city government. Administrative Services ensures that all City departments have the resources and support they need to provide high quality, valued services to the public. The Department is comprised of the Offices of Budget, Human Resources, Innovation & Performance, Information Technology, Purchasing, Payroll, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Civil Service, Public Records, Energy & Sustainability, and Cultural Affairs.
In addition to serving as the administrative backbone of the City, the Department seeks continuous improvement in the way government works by finding efficiencies and increasing productivity. The Department oversees the evaluation and evolution of City-wide policies and processes, resulting in consistency, cost savings, and the ability to offer enhanced services. The Department also manages the continued implementation of new technology to further transition the City of Albany into a modern, 21st Century city.