California State and Consumer Services Agency
|California State and Consumer Services Agency|
|Jurisdiction||Government of California|
|Annual budget||US$ 33.1 billion (2011)|
|Agency executive||Anna Caballero, Secretary|
The California State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) is a state cabinet-level agency of the executive branch of the U.S. state of California.1 The current secretary of the SCSA is former Assembly Member Anna Caballero. Caballero, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, replaced Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointee Bill Leonard. Prior to Leonard, the position was held by Fred Aguiar who replaced former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Caballero reports directly to the Governor of California.1
The entities under SCSA "are responsible for civil rights enforcement, consumer protection and the licensing of 2.4 million Californians in more than 255 different professions," and perform "procurement of nearly $9 billion worth of goods and services, the management and development of state real estate, oversight of two state employee pension funds, collecting state taxes, hiring of state employees, providing information technology services, adopting state building standards and the administration of two state museums."2 As of 2008-2009, SCSA's entities had over 16,000 employees and a budget of almost $27 billion.3
The Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency serves as the Chair of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.4
The SCSA includes the following departments, boards, commissions and museums:5
- California African American Museum (CAAM)
- Building Standards Commission (BSC)
- California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
- California Science Center (CSC)
- California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
- Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
- Department of General Services (DGS)
- Department of Technology Services (DTS)
- Exposition Park
- Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC)
- Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
- Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection (OISPP)
- Office of the Insurance Advisor (OIA)
- California Seismic Safety Commission|Seismic Safety Commission (SSC)
- State Personnel Board (SPB)
- Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB)
The notable accomplishments of SCSA include:
- In 2005, it completed a review of state-owned vehicles.6
- In 2007, it co-sponsored a statewide "Green California Summit and Exposition."7
- In 2008, it created Kids Corner, "a Web site designed to bring government closer to children."8
- California State Government. The Executive Branch. September 4, 2008. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- State of California, State and Consumer Services Agency. Welcome to SCSA. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- California Department of Finance. Governor's Budget 2008-09. Enacted budget detail. State and Consumer Services. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. Meet Our Board Members. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- State of California, State and Consumer Services Agency. About us. Retrieved November 1, 2008.
- Drucker, David M. State government missing 30,000 vehicles. Daily News of Los Angeles, August 9, 2005.
- Much to see, do and learn at Green California Summit. Times-Herald (Vallejo, CA), March 25, 2007.
- Garcia, Edwin. State creates corner on web for kids. San Jose Mercury News, March 4, 2008.