Organizations within the State

Attorney General
The mission of the Office of the Utah Attorney General is to uphold the constitutions of the United States and of Utah, enforce the law, provide counsel to state agencies and public officials, to work with law enforcement and protect the interests of Utah, its people, environment and resources.
Contact: Werner Haidenthaller -

Board of Bonding Commission
This agency is used to separately account for the State's bonded indebtedness of General Obligation and Lease Revenue Bonding activity. The State uses long-term debt to finance large capital expenditures including new construction, major remodeling, and highway projects.
Contact: Jason Nielsen -

Board of Pardons and Parole
The mission of the Board of Pardons and Parole is to further public safety by rendering just decisions regarding the length of incarceration, parole supervision, termination of sentence, and commutation of sentence and pardons.

Building Board Construction
The State Building Board serves as a policy board to assess and prioritize the State's capital facility needs; to advocate high quality facilities that are safe and economical; and to oversee the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the State's capital facilities.
Contact: Roger Faris -

Capitol Preservation Board
In 1998, Utah's Legislature and Governor Leavitt created the Capitol Preservation Board. The Board was given the responsibility of preserving the Capitol and governing affairs on Capitol Hill. The Board is made up of 11 members. All three branches of government are represented, namely, the Governor, the Chief Justice, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House (or their appointees), the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, the State Historic Preservation Officer and a number of legislators. Each member of the Board currently serves for the length of their term in office.
Contact: Sarah Whitney -

Career Service Review Board
The Career Service Review Board is an independent State agency which administers the employee-related Grievance and Appeal Procedures. Five Board Members are each appointed by the Governor to four-year terms. The Board serves as the final administrative body to review appeals from employees and State agencies
Contact: Claudia Jones -

Department of Administrative Services
The Department of Administrative Services provides high-quality, affordable infrastructure products and services to Utah state government customers to help them provide better service to the citizens of Utah and support for Governor Huntsman's focus on economic development, health system reform, education, and energy security.  These products and services include procurement, financial accounting, debt collection, risk management, fleet operations, mail, archives, administrative rules and facility and construction management.
Contact Curtis Burk -

Department of Agriculture and Food
The mission of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is to ensure a high-quality, safe, readily available, and sustained supply of food and fiber for the citizens of the state of Utah.
Contact Larry Lewis -

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is charged with the responsibility of conducting, licensing, and regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in a manner and at prices which reasonably satisfy the public demand and protect the public interest, including the rights of citizens who do not wish to be involved with alcoholic beverages.
Contact: Leonard Langford -

Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce works to advocate, educate, and regulate in order to assist businesses and protect the public against unfair or deceptive business practices.
Contact: Jennifer Bolton -

Department of Community and Culture
The primary mission of the Department of Community and Culture is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Utah by creating, preserving, and promoting community and cultural infrastructure. The department oversees State History, the State Library, Arts and Museums, Housing and Community Development, Indian Affairs, and Ethnic Affairs.
Contact: Claudia Nakano -

Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections is responsible for overseeing all areas of adult corrections in Utah.  The nearly 2,400 employees of the Utah Department of Corrections come to work every day with two priorities in mind - ensuring public safety and encouraging offender success. Employees help ensure the safety of Utah's communities by supervising some 6,500 incarcerated inmates and another 16,000 offenders on probation and parole.
Contact: Angie Welling -

Department of Environmental Quality
The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard public health and quality of life by protecting and enhancing the environment. The department implements state and federal environmental laws and works with individuals, community groups, and businesses to protect the quality of our air, land and water.
Contact: Craig Silotti -

Department of Financial Institutions
The Department of Financial Institutions is responsible for chartering, regulating, supervising and examining state-chartered financial institutions.  The department also has jurisdiction over residential mortgage and consumer lending.
Contact: Michael Jones -

Department of Health
The mission of the Utah Department of Health is to protect the public's health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death; assuring access to affordable, quality health care; and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Contact: Tom Hudachko -

Department of Human Resource Management
The mission of the Department of Human Resource Management is to develop, implement, and administer a statewide program of human resource management that will aid in the efficient execution of public policy; foster careers in public service for qualified employees; and render assistance to state agencies in performing their objectives.
Contact: Jean Mills-Barber -

Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services provides essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.  The department is responsible for the delivery of coordinated human services and for establishing an administrative structure that can facilitate critical services to children, youth, adults, and families with special needs. 
Contact: Brian Nelson - or Stephanie Davidson -

Department of Insurance
The mission of the Utah Insurance Department is to foster a healthy insurance market by promoting fair and reasonable practices that ensure available, affordable and reliable insurance products and services.
Contact: Jilene Whitby -

Department of Natural Resources
The Utah Department of Natural Resources is responsible for ensuring that Utah's natural resources are protected, conserved and used wisely for the benefit of the citizens of the state. Their mission is to sustain and enhance Utah's quality of life today and tomorrow through the coordinated and balanced stewardship of our natural resources.
Contact Tammy Kikuchi -

Department of Public Safety
The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to maintain and promote safe and secure communities by enforcing laws, managing emergencies, promoting fire and crime prevention, and educating the public.
Contact: Pam Russell - 

Department of Technology Services
The Department of Technology Services (DTS) was established by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and the State Legislature in 2006, kicking off a major restructuring of the State's Information Technology (IT) services. Since that time, under the State's Chief Information Officer (CIO), DTS has embarked on an unprecedented transition to consolidate all IT resources and services for the State of Utah into one department to improve accountability, reduce costs, increase services to taxpayers, and more closely align IT with the business needs of the State of Utah.
Contact: Daniel Frei -

Department of Transportation
The Utah Department of Transportation is responsible for over 6,000 miles of highways,14% of the state's total highway road system of 40,707 miles. This responsibility includes snow removal, signage, bridges, repairs, building, and maintenance. The Department also administers federal transportation programs that provide transportation services to people living in Utah.
Contact: Nile Easton -

Department of Veterans' Affairs
The Department of Veteran's Affairs assists former and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents in preparing claims for and securing compensation, hospitalization, education and vocational training, and other benefits or privileges to which they may be entitled under federal or state law or regulation by reason of their service in the military.
Contact: Pauline Davies -

Department of Workforce Services
The Department of Workforce Services provides accessible employment related and support services responsive to the needs of employers, job seekers, and the community.
Contact: Curt Stewart -

Flexible Benefits
This agency is used to separately account for estimated deductible medical and dependent care expenses withheld from pay for state employees as allowed under Section 125 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Contact: Deborah Memmott -

Fund Transfers
This agency is used to separately account for legislative appropriation transfers between funds within the State's accounting system.
Contact: Darin Janzen -

Governor's Office
Utah Governor Jon Huntsman was elected to a second term in November 2008. As he begins his last four years, Governor Huntsman continues his commitment bolstering Utah's competitive economic development climate. He believes maintaining Utah's unparalleled quality of life is key to increasing the state's economic competitiveness which is essential to continue funding Utah's critical public education system. The Governor's office consists of the following: Office of Planning & Budget, Office of Economic Development, Executive Boards & Commission, Constituent Services, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and Energy Policy.
Contact: Sandy Naegle -

House of Representatives
The Utah House of Representatives is comprised of 75 men and women elected to two-year terms. House districts are redistricted every 10 years, after the Census is taken, to ensure that each legislator represents as nearly as possible the same number of constituents.
Contact: Kathryn Jackson -

Judicial Branch
The mission of the Utah Courts is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.
Contact: Nancy Volmer

Labor Commission
The Labor Commission serves the people of Utah by assuring a safe, healthful, fair, nondiscriminatory work environment; to assure fair housing practices; and to promote the general welfare of the state's employees and employers without needless interference.
Contact: Bobie Tupou -

Legislative Auditor General
The Office of the Legislative Auditor General completes in-depth audits and special projects that help legislators and other decision makers improve programs, reduce costs and promote accountability.

Legislative Fiscal Analyst
The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst advises Utah state legislators on matters of public finance and promotes effective public policy by providing high quality information to elected decision makers. Their products comprise a balanced budget; estimates of cost and/or savings for all proposed legislation; and regular monitoring/reporting on program management.
Contact: Debbie Benson -

Legislative Printing
The Legislative Printing Office provides printing, typesetting and graphic services to the legislature, its staff offices, and other state agencies.

Legislative Research and General Counsel
The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel assists the Legislature by providing legal and policy review of current law and proposed legislation; promoting understanding of critical legislative issues; and serving as a legislative liaison with other government agencies and the public.

Utah Navajo Royalties Holding Fund  (Navajo Trust Administration)
The Utah Navajo Royalties Holding Fund is committed to complete existing projects which benefit the Navajo people, protect Holding Fund assets, and continue support of the Navajo scholarship program until such time as a new trustee is appointed.
Contact Stephen Smith -

Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
The Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO) coordinates the State's interests on public lands issues and acts to ensure that state and local interests are considered in the management of public lands.
Contact: Judy Edwards -

Public Service Commission
The primary responsibility of the Public Service Commission of Utah is to ensure safe, reliable, adequate, and reasonably priced utility service. It conducts hearings and investigations of utility company operations in order to determine just and reasonable rates for service.
Contact: Julie Orchard -

Trust Lands Administration (School and Institutional Trust Lands Admin)
The Office of Trust Lands Administration manages 12 real estate trusts comprising 3.5 million acres granted to the State of Utah by the United States at statehood. Trust lands include both surface lands and mineral lands. The Trust Lands Administration, with roughly seven percent of the land in the state, is essentially the only source of new private land in Utah.
Contact Lisa Schneider -

The Utah State Senate is a body of 29 men and women elected to four-year terms. About half of the senate seats are up for election every two years on an alternating basis. Each senator represents a constituency of approximately 77,000 population.

State Board of Regents
The mission of the Utah State Board of Regents is to ensure fulfillment of the mission of the Utah System of Higher Education through policy determination, governance, collaboration, and coordination. The Board also coordinates with non-USHE postsecondary institutions, public education, business, and government, and administers student financial aid and other programs involving statewide participation.

State Treasurer
The State Treasurer is a constitutional officer and a statewide elected official. The Treasurer is responsible for the prudent financial management of billions of taxpayer dollars. The Treasurer serves a four-year term.
Contact: Jason Nielsen -

Tax Commission
The Utah State Tax Commission collects tax revenue for the State and local governments and strives to equitably administrate tax and assigned motor vehicle laws. Contact: Charlie Roberts -

Termination Pools
This agency is used to separately account for termination and retirement benefits paid to state employees including final annual leave, qualifying sick leave balances, and post-employment insurance costs.
Contact Darin Janzen -

Utah Medical Education Council
The primary responsibilities of the Utah Medical Education Council are to assure that Utah has an adequate, well trained medical workforce; to stabilize funding for clinical training; and to advise on workforce requirements.
Contact: Julie Olson -

Utah National Guard
The National Guard has a unique dual mission that consists of both Federal and State roles. For state missions, the governor, through the State Adjutant General, commands Guard forces. The governor can call the National Guard into action during local or statewide emergencies, such as storms, fires, earthquakes or civil disturbances. In addition, the President of the United States can activate the National Guard for participation in federal missions. Examples of federal activations include Guard units deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo for stabilization operations and units deployed to the Middle East and other locations in the war on terrorism. When federalized, Guard units are commanded by the Commander-in-Chief.
Contact: Claire Gee -

Utah Science Technology & Research Initiative
In March 2006, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 75 creating USTAR. This measure provided funding for strategic investments at the University of Utah and Utah State University to recruit world-class researchers and build state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research and development facilities and to form first-rate science, innovation, and commercialization teams across the State.
Contact: Randa Bezzant -

Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission (PSUAC)
The Pete Suazo Utah Athlect Commission is a seven-member board appointed to oversee promotion, development, and marketing of sports events and sports tourism in Utah.  The PSUAC will attract and oversee all types of sporting events, including cycling, wrestling, volleyball, fencing, cross country skiing, golf, tennis, gymnastics. Contact: Bill Colbert -

Utah State Auditor
The Utah State Auditor's Office audits state funds by authority of the Utah Constitution and the Utah Code. The State Auditor does not audit individual tax returns; however, tax returns may be reviewed during the audit of the Utah State Tax Commission.
Contact Dean Eborn -

Utah State Board of Education
The Utah State Board of Education fulfills its constitutional and statutory responsibilities by establishing policies that promote excellence in learning for all students. The Board provides leadership, vision, advocacy, and support for school districts, other policymakers, and citizens to enable all students to be successful lifelong learners and contributing citizens.
Contact: Jeremy Kendall -


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