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Mission Statement

The Department of General Services (DGS) proactively serves the diverse business and service requirements of all County departments, providing a single point of government-to-government service, enabling departments to successfully complete their respective missions, and thereby, adding value to the services performed by Montgomery County to County residents.


Budget Overview

The total recommended FY24 Operating Budget for the Department of General Services is $48,117,027, an increase of $6,197,902 or 14.79 percent from the FY23 Approved Budget of $41,919,125. Personnel Costs comprise 42.06 percent of the budget for 241 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 176.30 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 57.94 percent of the FY24 budget.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • A Growing Economy
  • A Greener County
  • Effective, Sustainable Government


Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY23 estimates reflect funding based on the FY23 approved budget. The FY24 and FY25 figures are performance targets based on the FY24 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY25.



  • Enhance facility maintenance at volunteer-owned fire stations by transferring maintenance from MCFRS to the Department of General Services. This shift adds a professional maintenance team including a Property Manager, HVAC Technician, Plumber, Electrician, and a Craftsworker to oversee these fire stations in the Department of General Services. This allows a uniform Capitan to return to the field and will be funded in part by Emergency Service Transporter Supplemental Payment Program funds. This shift ensures that volunteer-owned stations receive the same expert facilities maintenance service as County-owned fire stations.
  • Add a Property Manager II to reduce the average number of facilities managed per position and improve facility oversight and property maintenance. This enhancement is offset by the elimination of a lower priority vacant position elsewhere in the Department.
  • Add an Administrative Specialist II to support implementation of the Capital Asset Management System providing technical assistance, customer service, coordinate service and repair work, measure facility management metrics and facility health, and ensure full utilization of system capabilities. This enhancement is offset by the elimination of a lower priority vacant position elsewhere in the Department.
  • Add funds to support facilities maintenance at the Nebel Street Emergency Shelter.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Installed sustainability related lighting and lighting controls upgrades and additional Building Automation System upgrades throughout County facilities.
  • Developed the Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center into a Resiliency Hub where residents can take refuge from the heat of summer or the cold of winter when their residences lose power. Moreover, residents will be able to refrigerate critical medicines, charge electronic devices, and safely gather with neighbors. The Scotland Resiliency Hub is the first of several that DGS plans to develop in Low-to-Moderate Income communities.
  • Implemented a Monitoring Based Commissioning Program across Rockville Co buildings (Executive Office Building, Judicial Center, and Judicial Center). This initial three-building pilot has established best practices that will expand the program across the County's largest energy-consuming buildings.
  • Initiated work needed to repair and stabilize the historic Lincoln Park High School in Rockville. Work includes a complete interior teardown, replacing of rotted floor and ceiling joists, as well as rotted interior walls. Removing antiquated electrical and plumbing systems, and the removal of hazardous materials.
  • Improved sustainability and resiliency through power redundancy systems at the County's Clarksburg correctional facility and installed combined heat/power systems at several locations, including power redundancy improvements at Strathmore.
  • Building on the County Executive's commitment to expand affordable housing in the county, solicited proposals to construct affordable housing at 18 County-owned properties, to include for-sale and rental housing. Proposals have been received and awards will take place in FY24.
  • Continuing the affordable housing initiative, AHC Inc. and Habitat for Humanity were selected as partners to redevelop the former Department of Recreation headquarters (the former Bushey Drive Elementary School). The partners will redevelop the site into rental apartments, for-sale condominiums, and single-family homes affordable to very low and low households earning between 30% and 70% of the area medium income.

Program Descriptions


The Administration program provides services in three key areas: 1) The Director's Office provides overall leadership for the Department including policy development, strategic planning, emergency preparedness and operations, accountability, service integration, performance measures, and customer service; 2) The Office of Planning and Development in the Director's Office supports the County...

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  Central Duplicating, Imaging, Archiving, & Mail Services

This is an Internal Service fund program that provides timely and efficient document management to County Government through high-speed digital printing services, graphic design, electronic publishing, high-speed color digital printing, full-service bindery, large format and banner printing, digital imaging, electronic and physical archiving of County records. The program administers and...

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  Real Estate Program

This program provides for leasing, site acquisition/disposition, space management, and site evaluation. The leasing function recommends, plans, coordinates, implements, and administers the leasing of real property for both revenue and expense leases, including closed school facilities, at the best economic and operational value to the County. Site acquisition is the...

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  Energy and Sustainability

The Energy and Sustainability (ES) program is responsible for facilitating comprehensive energy and sustainability strategies across County operations. It leads the County's green government programs which crosscuts County Departments and DGS Divisions. Specifically, ES supports, implements, or facilitates programs to improve energy efficiency, expand clean energy use, promote sustainable sites,...

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  Facilities Management

The Division of Facilities Management's mission is to provide the comprehensive planning and delivery of maintenance services and oversight of building-related operations at County facilities used by County staff and residents. Components of these programs are: routine, preventive, and corrective maintenance; custodial and housekeeping, grounds maintenance, recycling, and trash removal...

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  Building Design and Construction

This program provides for the overall management of the Department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for facilities. This program includes the comprehensive, timely, economic, and environmentally efficient planning, design, and construction of buildings for County use, as well as public venues owned by the County. This program also provides comprehensive architectural...

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Budget Trends
Program Contacts

Contact Angela Dizelos of the Department of General Services at 240.777.6028 or Rachel Silberman of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2770 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages12292148.0011648690.00 12796186.00 12967410.0011.3
Employee Benefits3566500.003342887.00 3289350.00 3764475.0012.6
County General Fund Personnel Costs15858648.0014991577.00 16085536.00 16731885.0011.6
Operating Expenses22581053.0018557692.00 18806357.00 22682888.0022.2
Capital Outlay79538.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures38519239.0033549269.00 34891893.00 39414773.0017.5
Full-Time200.00201.00 201.00 207.003.0
Part-Time1.001.00 1.00 0.00-100.0
FTEs134.73135.06 135.06 141.734.9
Miscellaneous Revenues202771.0060000.00 60000.00 60000.000.0
FEMA Reimbursement4181981.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues4384752.0060000.00 60000.00 60000.000.0
Salaries and Wages2352451.002423227.00 2399673.00 2650735.009.4
Employee Benefits772630.00790739.00 785727.00 857474.008.4
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Personnel Costs3125081.003213966.00 3185400.00 3508209.009.2
Operating Expenses5449180.004796480.00 4825046.00 4834635.000.8
Capital Outlay19699.00359410.00 359410.00 359410.000.0
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Expenditures8593960.008369856.00 8369856.00 8702254.004.0
Full-Time34.0034.00 34.00 34.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs34.5734.57 34.57 34.570.0
Imaging/Archiving Revenues1583046.001599725.00 1599725.00 1748557.009.3
Mail Revenues2584692.002296374.00 2296374.00 2416714.005.2
Print Revenues2184118.002632335.00 2632335.00 2722562.003.4
Investment Income2381.009670.00 55960.00 88420.00814.4
Other Charges/Fees1901952.001869320.00 1869320.00 1869320.000.0
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Revenues8256189.008407424.00 8453714.00 8845573.005.2
Salaries and Wages377.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits95.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs472.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses883.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures1355.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total Expenditures47114554.0041919125.00 43261749.00 48117027.0014.8
Total Full-Time Positions234.00235.00 235.00 241.002.6
Total Part-Time Positions1.001.00 1.00 0.00-100.0
Total FTEs169.30169.63 169.63 176.303.9
Total Revenues12640941.008467424.00 8513714.00 8905573.005.2
FY24 Recommended Changes
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Enhance Facilities Maintenance Support of Volunteer Owned Fire Stations [Facilities Management]5027975.00
Add: Property Manager II to Improve Facility Oversight and Maintenance [Facilities Management]1130081.00
Add: Administrative Specialist II to Support Capital Asset Management System Implementation [Facilities Management]782931.00
Reduce: Abolish Two Vacant Building Services Worker Positions to Support Higher Need Position Request [Facilities Management]-136616-2.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Shift: Enhance Facilities Maintenance Support of Volunteer-owned Fire Stations by Shifting Facilities Maintenance to the Department of General Services [Facilities Management]20000000.00
Increase Cost: Custodial Services Contractual Cost Increases [Facilities Management]12658750.00
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment6612870.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases6560220.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment5035170.00
Increase Cost: Contractual Cost Increase for Grounds and Mowing Services; Electrical Controls; and Fire Suppression System Inspection Services [Facilities Management]1347780.00
Increase Cost: Nebel Street Emergency Shelter Maintenance [Facilities Management]1230000.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Personnel Costs320010.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts [Administration]264830.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail44510.00
Technical Adj: Personnel Cost Alignment [Facilities Management]00.50
Re-align: Personnel Cost Transfer [Administration]01.17
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-123920.00
Decrease Cost: Recognize Plumbing Contract Savings from Expanded Property Management Support [Facilities Management]-870000.00
FY24 RECOMMENDED39414773141.73
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases1810210.00
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment1201780.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Operating Expenses300000.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment75140.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail6410.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-69560.00
FY24 RECOMMENDED870225434.57
Program Summary
Program NameFY23 APPR
Central Duplicating, Imaging, Archiving, & Mail Services836985634.57870225434.57
Energy and Sustainability8254144.508508164.50
Facilities Management28200612106.7033620915112.20
Real Estate Program9237517.009899287.00
Building Design and Construction00.0000.00
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY23
CIPCapital Fund838103956.32876462155.15
Alcohol Beverage ServicesLiquor6635531.209549761.20
Administration and SupportGeneral Fund7490293.507490293.50
Recycling and Resource ManagementSolid Waste Disposal546240.10421620.10
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY24 Recommended39415.00000039415.00000039415.00000039415.00000039415.00000039415.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Recommended in FY240.000000180.000000180.000000180.000000180.000000180.000000
New positions in the FY24 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY240.000000-154.000000-154.000000-154.000000-154.000000-154.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY24, including temporary vehicle leases, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.000000365.000000365.000000365.000000365.000000365.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures39415.00000039806.00000039806.00000039806.00000039806.00000039806.000000
FY24 Recommended8702.0000008702.0000008702.0000008702.0000008702.0000008702.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.000000105.000000105.000000105.000000105.000000105.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures8702.0000008807.0000008807.0000008807.0000008807.0000008807.000000