Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Executive Direction and Support Services

The Executive Direction and Support Services program is intended to support other department program activities by performing fiscal, contract, personnel, executive direction, and other services. These services include those described below.

  • Office of Work Program and Budget provides financial planning services to department management and forecasts state and federal revenues. The office also monitors and manages current obligation and apportionment balances of federal funds. Further, the office coordinates the development and management of the department's five-year work program; reviews district and statewide work programs for compliance with program instructions and statutes; provides technical support to district staff; ensures the program is managed within available funding and budgetary constraints; develops and administers the federal aid highway program; and coordinates with other offices on matters related to district works programs, statewide programs, and certain federal discretionary programs. 
  • Transportation Technology oversees the alignment of information technologies and operational technologies for the department. This area is also responsible for the strategy and operations of the department's technology environment and it prioritizes all technology projects ensuring enterprise coordination and management of technology and technology resources  that directly deliver the core mission of the department. This unit's resources align technology and data; automates services; creates enterprise data and technology standards; and enhances cyber security, thereby mitigating risks resulting from emerging technologies.

  • Support Services Office is responsible for the support functions in the Burns Building, Springhill Road Research Facility, and the Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory. Support functions include facility management, Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO), building maintenance, custodial services, reception and security, document management, mail center, reprographics, and surplus property.
  • Legislative Programs Office reviews, analyzes, coordinates, and tracks changes in state laws, rules, and regulations; provides recommendations to department management on state transportation policy issues; and liaises with the Legislature, other governmental agencies, associations, and public interest groups concerned with state transportation policies, programs, and legislation.
  • Office of Inspector General advises in the development of performance measures, standards, and procedures for the evaluation of department programs; supervises and coordinates audits, investigations, and management reviews of department programs and operations; and initiates, conducts, supervises, and coordinates investigations designed to detect and deter fraud, waste, mismanagement, and other abuses. Office staff also conducts performance audits, reviews, and investigations of entities under contract to perform the department's work.
  • Office of the Comptroller performs the accounting functions of the department and maintains an accounting system/processes that accurately reflects the department's revenue and expenditures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and protects department assets, investments and liabilities. The office directs the preparation of a detailed 60-month forecast of department cash and expenditures, performs cash management functions and certifies that funds are or will be available prior to the department entering into any contract or other binding commitment of funds. Office staff manage the State Infrastructure Loan program, department's bonding programs, the use of department owned toll facility revenues and the use of innovative financing to advance/fund projects. The office is responsible for the receipt and review of Single Audit reports of its financial assistance recipients and sub-recipients.
  • Office of the General Counsel provides legal services and opinions to department management regarding legal matters; serves as the department's legal representative in litigation, except for cases for which the Division of Risk Management assigns counsel; and establishes and assures compliance with the department's legal policy.
  • Human Resource Office is responsible for administering the human resources program throughout the state. Functions include attendance and leave, benefits, classification and pay, employee relations, recruitment and selection, records management, quality assurance and data analytics.
  • Procurement Office is responsible for acquiring professional consultant services (engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying & mapping, planning, and right of way acquisition), and contractual services and commodities. Procurement is decentralized, with each District and Turnpike Enterprise Procurement Services Unit responsible for acquiring professional services, contractual services and commodities for their district. Central Office Procurement is responsible for procuring Central Office and statewide contracts for professional services, contractual services and commodities, and for providing guidance to the District Procurement Offices.
  • Public Information Office responds to inquiries from the public, media, other governmental agencies, associations, and department employees concerning department operations and programs. The office also provides agency-wide graphic services for documents, print materials, displays, and exhibits.
  • Organizational Development Office team has a mission to fulfill the Department's organizational and employee development needs through quality, policy and training management. The Office is comprised of three units including Quality Management and Support, Policy and Process Management and Training Management and Design. The functions of this office are decentralized and as such, each District and Turnpike have an Organizational Development (or Performance Management) Office, which includes training staff.  All the units within the Organizational Development Office provide employees and other stakeholders with information, tools, and resources that relate to their topics.
  • Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) administers several programs in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Civil Rights which include the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Development Programs and Civil Rights Programs (Title VI Program (Nondiscrimination in State and Federal Programs and Activities and Title VII Program) ??Internal and External Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action). In addition, the EOO monitors the statewide Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) for Department utilization of certified MBEs.