Links to State Agencies and Additional Resources

State Agencies

Department of Finance:  The Department of Finance (DOF) establishes fiscal policies to carry out the State's programs; prepares, explains, and administers the State's annual budget; analyzes legislation that impacts the State fiscally; trains and supports departmental accounting; monitors and audits expenditures by State departments to ensure compliance with the law, standards, and policies; develops economic forecasts and revenue estimates; develops population and enrollment estimates and projections; conducts fiscal analyses of proposed statewide information technology policies and enterprise initiatives; and performs oversight of critical IT projects.

State Controller's Office:  The State Controller's Office (SCO) is responsible for the accountability and disbursement of the State's financial resources; safeguarding of various property until claimed by the rightful owners (Unclaimed Property); independently audits government agencies that spend State funds; administers the payroll system for State and California State University employees.

State Treasurer’s Office: The State Treasurer, a constitutionally established office, provides banking services for State government with goals to minimize interest and service costs and to maximize yield on investments. The Treasurer is responsible for the custody of all monies and securities belonging to or held in trust by the State; investment of temporarily idle state monies; administration of the sale of state bonds, their redemption and interest payments; and payment of warrants or checks drawn by the State Controller and other state agencies.

Legislative Analyst's Office:  The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) provides fiscal and policy advice to the State's Legislature.  

California Legislative Information:  Commonly referred to as Leginfo, this website provides information on the State’s assembly and senate bills, California codes, and the California Constitution.

California Public Employees' Retirement System:  The California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) manages retirement benefits for member California State and local public servants.

California State Teacher's Retirement System:  The California State Teacher's Retirement System (CalSTRS) provides retirement benefits to California's public school educators from prekindergarten through community college.

California Employment Development Department:  The California Employment Development Department (EDD) administers unemployment and disability insurance, payroll tax collection, and job training/workforce services.

Board of Equalization:  The Board of Equalization (BOE) administers the review, equalizing, or adjusting of property tax assessments; assesses taxes on insurers; and assesses/collects excise taxes on alcoholic beverages.

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration:  The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers sales and use taxes in addition to various tax and fee programs.

Franchise Tax Board:  The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) provides collection and administration of the State's personal income tax.


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