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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.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY23 Operating Budget for the Department of General Services is $41,899,698, an increase of $653,263 or 1.58 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $41,246,435. Personnel Costs comprise 43.45 percent of the budget for 235 full-time position(s) and one part-time position(s), and a total of 169.63 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 56.55 percent of the FY23 budget.

As part of the County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of General Services was tasked with managing the procurement and distribution of masks and other protective equipment, enhanced cleaning and sanitation services, and other supplies and services necessary to address the public health emergency. Increased operating expenditures related to these activities in FY21 and FY22 are reflected in the Budget Summary section of this publication.

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

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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 FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

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Initiatives

  • Provide funds through the capital budget to implement a capital asset management system to track, monitor, and provide long-range planning for the maintenance and/or replacement of the County's capital assets. This promotes more effective and efficient preventative maintenance and more timely replacement of building systems that have reached the end of useful life.
  • DGS's County Space Strategy will reduce the leased space footprint, relocate County staff and programs to owned space, promote efficiencies by consolidating staff and programs, and reduce the energy footprint. Immediate efforts include an inventory of existing lease space, identifying portions of the leased portfolio that should not be renewed, and developing an exit strategy. Work will include expanded telework and activating underutilized assets by employing new space use strategies such as shared workspaces and hoteling where appropriate.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Completed an inventory of major capital assets and performed preventative maintenance, repair, and groundskeeping for 435 County-owned and County-leased facilties.
  • Salted, sanded, plowed and removed snow for 8.0 million square feet of parking lots, and over 83 miles of sidewalks during the snow season.
  • Continue to install energy reduction measures and improved air filtration systems in all County facilities.
  • Energy efficiency and climate related work includes developing a Combined Heat & Power plant with the MLK Jr Swim Center renovation; completing 20 LED lighting projects; expanding public electric vehicle charging stations to all County facilities; expanding a Monitoring Based Pilot to reduce energy consumption by 3 million kWh annually; and complete Scotland Neighborhood Center "Resiliency Hub" and solar installation. This model will expand to six more neighborhood centers to create "Hubs" throughout the County with an equity-focused distribution.
  • Produced building signage for all County facilities concerning COVID-related access requirements and protocols and managed all logistics to distribute COVID testing kits to distribution centers throughout the County.
  • Advanced work on public-private partnerships and other projects including childcare at the former Silver Spring Library, converting the former Recreation headquarters property to an affordable housing development through a public-private partnership, redevelopment of the former Public Safety Training Academy, locating a site for the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Facility, evaluating properties for future transitional housing development, and relocation of the Montgomery County Public School Shady Grove Bus Depot.
  • Managed the use of leased space to optimize the County's leasing footprint, increase utilization rates, and consolidate and terminate leased spaces to minimize costs and respond to evolving telecommuting trends.

Program Descriptions

  Administration

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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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
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Recommended
FY23
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages11908613.0011305481.00 12326177.00 11648690.003.0
Employee Benefits3561342.003472724.00 3493785.00 3342887.00-3.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs15469955.0014778205.00 15819962.00 14991577.001.4
Operating Expenses69095976.0018141336.00 19580863.00 18538265.002.2
Capital Outlay47265.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures84613196.0032919541.00 35400825.00 33529842.001.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time198.00200.00 200.00 201.000.5
Part-Time1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
FTEs134.73134.73 134.73 135.060.2
REVENUES
FEMA Reimbursement31002801.000.00 4181981.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues153334.0080000.00 80000.00 60000.00-25.0
County General Fund Revenues31156135.0080000.00 4261981.00 60000.00-25.0
 
PRINTING & MAIL INTERNAL SERVICE FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages2249215.002324931.00 2301474.00 2423227.004.2
Employee Benefits738468.00784150.00 779414.00 790739.000.8
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Personnel Costs2987683.003109081.00 3080888.00 3213966.003.4
Operating Expenses4874699.004858403.00 4836596.00 4796480.00-1.3
Capital Outlay26853.00359410.00 359410.00 359410.000.0
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Expenditures7889235.008326894.00 8276894.00 8369856.000.5
PERSONNEL
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
REVENUES
Imaging/Archiving Revenues1540186.001584603.00 1584603.00 1599725.001.0
Investment Income1829.007804.00 1620.00 9670.0023.9
Mail Revenues2316562.002226593.00 2226593.00 2296374.003.1
Other Charges/Fees2014864.001869320.00 1869320.00 1869320.000.0
Print Revenues1586263.002478951.00 2478951.00 2632335.006.2
Printing & Mail Internal Service Fund Revenues7459704.008167271.00 8161087.00 8407424.002.9
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages576821.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs576821.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses-7782893.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures-7206072.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
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
REVENUES
Federal Grants-7206072.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues-7206072.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures85296359.0041246435.00 43677719.00 41899698.001.6
Total Full-Time Positions232.00234.00 234.00 235.000.4
Total Part-Time Positions1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
Total FTEs169.30169.30 169.30 169.630.2
Total Revenues31409767.008247271.00 12423068.00 8467424.002.7
FY23 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION32919541134.73
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Custodial Services and Trash/Hauling Contracts [Facilities Management]2724360.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases2668080.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment2135270.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment613900.00
Increase Cost: Six Percent Inflationary Increase to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts [Administration]582800.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment48230.00
Re-align: Personnel Cost Transfer [Administration]00.83
Re-align: Personnel Cost Transfer [Energy and Sustainability]0-0.50
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-2669630.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED33529842135.06
 
PRINTING & MAIL INTERNAL SERVICE FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION832689434.57
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases705440.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment589440.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment6000.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-208930.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-246030.00
Decrease Cost: OPEB Adjustment-416300.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED836985634.57
Program Summary
Program NameFY22 APPR
Expenditures
FY22 APPR
FTEs
FY23 REC
Expenditures
FY23 REC
FTEs
Administration354434316.03355333416.86
Central Duplicating, Imaging, Archiving, & Mail Services832689434.57836985634.57
Energy and Sustainability8084095.008254144.50
Facilities Management27628547106.7028227343106.70
Real Estate Program9382427.009237517.00
Building Design and Construction00.0000.00
Total41246435169.3041899698169.63
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
FY23
Total$
FY23
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
CIPCapital Fund834401456.65838103956.32
Alcohol Beverage ServicesLiquor6020771.207796422.40
Administration and SupportGeneral Fund7490293.507490293.50
Recycling and Resource ManagementSolid Waste Disposal720330.10739720.30
Total976715361.45998368262.52
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended33530.00000033530.00000033530.00000033530.00000033530.00000033530.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.000000656.000000656.000000656.000000656.000000656.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures33530.00000034186.00000034186.00000034186.00000034186.00000034186.000000
 
PRINTING & MAIL INTERNAL SERVICE FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended8370.0000008370.0000008370.0000008370.0000008370.0000008370.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.000000175.000000175.000000175.000000175.000000175.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures8370.0000008546.0000008546.0000008546.0000008546.0000008546.000000