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Division of Administrative Operations

The Division of Administrative Operations (DAO) oversees the administrative and acquisitions functions which support ORS and ORFDO. The division provides general support to OAM and carries out the development of policies and standard operating procedures for administrative management, delegations, and program requirements. DAO also carries out planning and reporting related to organizational administration and acquisition. 

Services by Branch

Workforce Management and Planning Branch (WMPB)

  • Advisory Services
  • Competitive Sourcing Support
  • Managing and Tracking FTE Resources
  • New Employee Orientations
  • Reward and Recognition Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Telework 
  • Workforce Analysis
  • Acquisitions Management Branch (AMB)

Acquisition Planning

  • Contract Administration
  • Inventory management
  • Procurement
  • Property
  • Purchase Card Program
  • Renovation projects
  • Service and Supply Fund (*Note that only property is shared service provided by AMB)

Administrative Services Branch (ASB)

  • General Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Payroll
  • Space Management
  • Timekeeping
  • Training
  • Travel​​