Department of Central Management Services
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
|State Employee Group Health and Life Insurance
|Workers' Compensation and Risk Management
|Vehicles and Surplus Property
|Professional and Strategic Services
|Business Enterprise Program (BEP)
|Communications and Broadband Services
|Labor Relations and Legal Services
|Agency User Credits
Totals may not add due to rounding.
The CMS Bureau of Administrative Hearings was created by Executive Order in 2017 to oversee and ensure timely administrative hearings processes in all appropriate agencies. Fiscal year 2018 represents the bureau's first year of activities.
The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) serves businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, providing assistance with procurement processes and opportunities to contract with state agencies and universities. BEP oversees certifications, goal-setting, contract compliance, vendor outreach, and recruitment.
In fiscal year 2017, statewide information technology services were transferred from CMS to the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The IT- and communications-support programs transferred to DoIT will be removed from the CMS program report after this year.
CMS communications and graphics services are handled by the Illinois Office of Communications and Information (IOCI), including CMS public information services, radio and television studio services, graphic design, and print services for all state agencies.
IOCI results are now included in a CMS reporting program for all statewide professional service offerings: Professional and Strategic Services. Professional and Strategic Services also includes all CMS reporting from Labor Relations, Legal, Audits, Fiscal Management, and the Office of Rapid Results.
The State Employee Deferred Compensation Plan is a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for state employees. The program manages the investment of some $4 billion in assets for more than 53,000 participants. CMS Facilities Management provides office/work space for executive agencies, boards, and commissions. Facilities Management partners with clients to provide space and act as manager for leased and owned properties, including surplus space. The program oversees 670 state-leased and state-owned facilities under executive authority, as well as space for legislators and constitutional officers.
CMS Human Services administers the state's merit employment system for more than 44,700 employees in accordance with state rules, agreements, and laws. Key functions include position classification and compensation management, counseling, grading of candidates for hiring and promotions, processing employee transactions, and agency training. CMS Benefits administers the State Employee Group Health and Life Insurance program for state employees enrolled as provided by the State Employees Group Insurance Act. The program provides coverage and flexible spending plans to nearly 350,000 employees, retirees, and dependents.
The CMS Strategic Sourcing program works to minimize the cost of goods and services by consolidating purchases through economies of scale. Strategic Sourcing assists all agencies to ensure best practices on procurement and partners with the statewide Chief Procurement Office to ensure consistent accountability.
CMS Agency Services includes the divisions of Vehicles and Surplus Property and manages more than 11,500 vehicles utilized by executive agencies, boards, and commissions. Fleet repair and maintenance is performed through a network of state garages and vendors. The State Surplus Property program transfers extra or underutilized state assets to agencies that need them and oversees public sales of surplus property. Agency Services also oversees mail and messenger services for all agencies.
Workers’ Compensation and Risk Management administers workers' compensation claims and benefits for all state employees, except University of Illinois and Illinois State Toll Highway Authority employees. Risk Management also administers the state's self-insured, auto liability plan.