GSDNEWS

Contact: Public Information Officer Thom Cole, 505-827-0402 (o) or 505-946-7489(c)

June 8, 2022 - Gov. Lujan Grisham announces completion of new Department of Public Safety record storage facility

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the completion of a new $15.2 million evidence and record storage facility at the headquarters of the Department of Public Safety in Santa Fe.

May 27, 2022 - A Letter from the Employee Benefits Bureau

CVS to Manage Pharmaceutical Benefits

May 9, 2022 - New Pharmaceutical Contract Saves Taxpayers $12.6m

SANTA FE – State General Services Secretary John Garcia announced Monday that a new contract for pharmacy benefits management will save the department’s group health benefits plan an estimated $12.6 million in the first year.

February 28, 2022 - Governor signs legislation expanding Buy New Mexico initiative

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday signed legislation expanding the state’s Buy New Mexico initiative, broadening procurement preference for local businesses and keeping state dollars in New Mexico.

January 28, 2022 - Senate confirms John Garcia as secretary of General Services Department

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued the following statement after the state Senate unanimously confirmed John Garcia as secretary of the New Mexico General Services Department

January 24, 2022 - Op-ed by GSD Secretary-designate John A. Garcia

SANTA FE, N.M. –Op-ed by GSD Secretary-designate John A. Garcia.  Bill expands procurement preference for NM businesses

January 21, 2022 -Bill to expand “Buy New Mexico” initiative

SANTA FE, N.M. – Senate Bill 39 expands procurement preference for resident businesses, keeping New Mexico dollars in New Mexico.

October 26, 2021 - John A. Garcia to begin work as GSD secretary

SANTA FE, N.M. – John A. Garcia to begin work as GSD secretary Experienced in public, private sectors.

June 28, 2021 - Gov. Lujan Grisham announces completion of expansion at essential state nursing home in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the completed expansion of a state nursing home here that specializes in providing psychiatric care to older New Mexicans.

June 16, 2021 - Large State Solar Carport Begins Producing Power

General Services Cabinet Secretary Ken Ortiz announced Wednesday that the largest solar installation of its kind in New Mexico has begun producing power for state buildings in Santa Fe.

June 1, 2021 - General Services Secretary to Retire

Secretary Kenneth Ortiz of the General Services Department will retire from state government at the end of June.

May 4, 2021 - State Health Plan Pays $353 million to providers

The New Mexico General Services Department, through its health care plan for state and local government workers and their dependents, paid nearly $353 million to medical providers in fiscal year 2020, GSD Secretary Ken Ortiz announced Tuesday.

April 22, 2021 - Additional CYFD workers move to ABQ campus

About 160 additional workers with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department recently moved into offices on the state-owned child wellness and education campus in southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz announced Thursday.

April 15, 2021 - Earth Day Op-Ed by GSD Secretary Ken Ortiz

On Thursday April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, a time to give thanks for our environment and to recommit ourselves to addressing the threats it faces.

April 2, 2021 - State Printing Ranks in Top 10 Nationwide

State Printing and Graphic Design Services ranked No. 7 among in-house shops nationwide in sale per employee in 2020.

January 22, 2021 - Senate Bill 53

New legislation from the state General Services Derpartment to allow state and local governments to award contracts only to New Mexico businesses. Senate Bill 53 also will promote state and local government purc hases of sustainable goods as a means to address climate change.

January 4, 2021 - Solar carport construction begins

Parking at buildings to be restricted

December 21, 2020 - Charging station installation complete

Available for government, private electric vehicles

November 17, 2020 - GSD seeks to buy more electric vehicles

Part of effort to address climate change

October 23, 2020 - GSD's Transportation Division, Alternative Dispute Resolution Bureau receive awards

Recognized for outstanding performance

July 31, 2020 - Electronic signature implemented for state contracts

Technology will improve government efficiency

July 1, 2020 - Hike in employee benefit premiums canceled

Action taken after rescinded pay raises

May 28, 2020 - State contractor listing now highlights NM businesses

Goal is to grow in-state companies, jobs

April 20, 2020 - Construction to begin on charging stations

For use by state, private electric vehicles

March 30, 2020 - Employee benefit premiums to increase

More than offset by wage increase

March 30, 2020 - Measures taken to protect state employees

More disinfecting to battle COVID-19

March 5, 2020 - Gov. Lujan Grisham signs Senate Bill 64

Law provides for immediate disclosure of settlements

January 21, 2020 - GSD to re-implement GPS tracking for Motor Pool

Safety of state employees a priority

December 31, 2019 - GSD launches 'green leasing'

Agency to weigh environmental measures when leasing office space

November 18, 2019 - Statement of GSD Secretary Ken Ortiz

In response to release of special audit of Risk Management

October 7, 2019 - GSD awards purchase deal for electric vehicles

Addition of vehicles to state Motor Pool to begin

August 29, 2019 - GSD begins online posting of claims settlements

Public can view on Sunshine Portal

August 28, 2019 - Pharmaceuticals council to meet

Goal is reduce state drug costs *BROKEN LINK*

August 27, 2019 - Furnishings from governor's mansion for sale to public

Vehicles, TSA knives also available

August 7, 2019 - GSD to enter contract for security planning for buildings

Measures to make employees safer to be identified

August 7, 2019 - GSD to participate in Governor's Cabinet in Your Community

State contracting, leasing information available

August 7, 2019 - State health plan members affected by Presbyterian data breach

About 2,250 current, former employees at risk

July 11, 2019 - A letter from General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz

Greening of state buildings to begin in August

July 3, 2019 - State to resume flights for School for Blind, Visually Impaired

Students to get more class time, family time

June 24, 2019 - Used vehicles offered for public sale

Furniture, more available at state surplus warehouse

June 20, 2019 - GSD to post settlements of claims on web

Public to have access on Sunshine Portal

June 10, 2019 - General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz announces appointments

Government veterans among selected

June 5, 2019 - GSD takes over review of professional services contracts

Transfer from DFA set for July 1

May 6, 2019 - Agencies turning government green

An op-ed by Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst and General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz

April 24, 2019 - A letter from General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz

What increases in benefit rates mean for public workers

April 23, 2019 - An op-ed by General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz

Our efforts to keep more contract dollars in NM

April 16, 2019 - General Services Department to begin green building project

First electric vehicles, charging stations planned