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July 26, 2022 - Gov. Lujan Grisham breaks ground on new state-of-the-art residences at State Veterans’ Home
Governor secured $60 million in funding for project; Replaces main building built in 1936
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