The Office of Central Services is headed up by the Office of the Director. The Office of the Director responsible for oversight of both the day-to-day and global operations for the Office of Central Services.
Housed within this office are the following services:
- Energy Management
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Budget and Finance
- Land Acquisition
- Capital Construction
- Art in Public Places
- and Administrative Support
The Office of Central Services’ Human Resources Unit (HRU) has the dual role of managing the human resource needs of OCS personnel, and providing management support to help strategically manage OCS staff and business resources. This includes managing recruitment and hiring of staff, coordinating employee benefits, supporting training and development strategies, payroll management, and assistance with legal compliance with labor laws.
Information and Technology
The Office of Central Services’ Technology Unit is responsible for supporting automation, process control, and technology applications for the agency. These applications include, fuel management, fleet preventative maintenance, facilities management work orders, minority business registration and compliance tracking, and warehouse management and reporting systems.
Budget and Finance
Budget and Finance for the Office of Central Services, is primarily responsible for the coordination and management of the agency’s general fund, internal service fund, special revenue fund, and capital projects fund. Additionally, this area oversees divisional budget preparation for the agency, and the implementation and adherence to performance-based management requirements.
The Purchasing Card Program is managed out of Budget and Finance. The Program Administrator for the purchasing card program serves as the primary point of contact for the banking institution that issues purchasing cards, and also develops, audits, and enforces county-wide policies.
The Office of Central Services provides capital construction and building renovations for OCS and other county agencies. These services are funded from the Capitol Projects fund, CP35. A portion of CP35 is specifically funded from the Facilities Operations and Management Division for County major renovations.
Art in Public Places
The Art in Public Places Program is Prince George’s County Government’s only public art program that contributed to the place-making and aesthetic significance of the Capital Improvement Projects. It is a percent-for-art initiative that integrates unique and significant works-of-art into new and substantial renovated County buildings as part of the construction cost of a facility. The public art process involves community and facility stakeholders, artists, construction professionals, local government officials and is overseen by a volunteer County Council/County Executive appointed board.
The administrative staff within the Office of the Director supports the Director and Deputy Directors. This staff assists in the execution of day-to-day and special projects by ensuring proper oversight and adherence to County policies and procedures.