Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget

Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget
Agency overview
Formed 1984
Preceding agency Michigan Department of Information Technology
Superseding agency Michigan Department of Management and Budget
Agency executive Kenneth Theis, Director & chief information officer
Child agencies State Administrative Board
Civil Service Commission
Office of Children's Ombudsman
Office of the State Employer
State Budget Office
State Building Authority
Financial Services
Office of Retirement Services
Human Resources
Business Services Administration
Facilities Administration
Key document Management and Budget Act, Public Act 431 of 1984

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, formerly Michigan Department of Management and Budget, is a principal department of the Government of Michigan responsible for various support functions within the government.



In 2009, Governor Jennifer Granholm plans to merge the Department of Information Technology into this Department, naming current DIT Director as Director of the merged department and the current DIT Chief Deputy Director Phyllis Mellon as temporary director of the Department of Management and Budget. The previous director left to become senior vice president for finance and administration, Lansing Community College.[1] The Executive Order renaming it was effective March 21, 2010.


Autonomous entity

A number of autonomous entity are assigned to the Department for budgeting and support purposes including the Civil Service Commission, a former department.

Civil Service Commission

See main article
Civil Service Commission

Formerly a separate department, the Commission was merged with the Department.

State Administrative Board

State Administrative Board
Agency overview
Formed Feb. 23, 1921
Agency executive Sherry Bond, Secretary of the State Administrative Board
Parent agency Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Key document Michigan Compiled Laws Chapter 17: State Administrative Board
State Administrative Board

The State Administrative Board is a board of officials that oversees the administrative activities of all state departments and agencies. The Board approves contracts and leases, state capitol outlay, and hears small claims against the state. Three standing committees (Finance and Claims Committee, Building Committee, and Transportation and Natural Resources Committee) exist to advise the Board on a course of action.[2]

Members of the board are ex officio. The positions are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of the Department of Transportation.[2]

Office Office holder
Governor Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Attorney General Bill Schuette
State Treasurer Andy Dillon
Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael P. Flanagan
Director of the Department of Transportation Kirk T. Steudle

Office of Children's Ombudsman

Children's Ombudsman
Verlie M. Ruffin

since 2004
Appointer Governor
Formation 1994
Website http://www.michigan.gov/oco

The Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) is an independent state office assigned to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The Governor appoints the Ombudsman with the State Senate's advice and consent. The OCO takes complaints regarding the child welfare system and investigates under its own power.[3]

Office of the State Employer

Director of Office of the State Employer
Janine Winters

since 2011
Appointer Governor
Website http://www.michigan.gov/ose/

The Office of the State Employer is an independent state office assigned to the Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The office Director is a member of the Governor's Cabinet.[4] The Office is the Governor's designate representative in recognized employee organization negotiations and developing and implementing employment relations policy. This Office after consulting with department heads makes recommendations to the Civil Service Commission regarding pay scale and other benefits for non-exclusively represented employees.[5]

State Budget Office

State Budget Director of State Budget Office
John E. Nixon, CPA

since 2011
Appointer Governor
Website http://www.michigan.gov/budget/

The State Budget Office is an independent office within the Department led by the State Budget Director, who is a member of the Governor's Cabinet. The Office has responsibility for the executive branch budget and oversees the state's accounting functions including payroll.[6]


  1. ^ Gabe Nelson (Nov. 17, 2009). "Granholm to merge DMB with IT in wake of Lisa Webb Sharpe's departure for Lansing Community College". Crains Detroit Business. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20091117/FREE/911179988#. 
  2. ^ a b "Introduction to the State Administrative Board". Michigan.gov. State of Michigan. 2008-01-16. http://www.michigan.gov/buymichiganfirst/0,1607,7-225-48756-21005--,00.html. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Verlie M. Ruffin (May 2009). "Office of Children’s Ombudsman Annual Report 2007-2008" (PDF). Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. p. 2. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/oco/OCO_AR2008_287038_7.pdf. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Members". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-34750---,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ "The Role of OSE". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. http://www.michigan.gov/ose/0,1607,7-143--12420--,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  6. ^ "The Role of OSE". Michigan.gov. Lansing, Michigan. http://www.michigan.gov/budget/0,1607,7-157-11471---,00.html. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 

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