Eric Schwenzfeier, Deputy Commissioner
The primary responsibility of the Division of Administrative Services is to provide administrative support to the program areas within OTDA. These administrative functions include human resources, training, contract management including the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) program, purchasing, office services, facility management, and space planning.
The Division of Administrative Services is comprised of the following program areas:
Contract Management is responsible for directing and coordinating all purchasing and procurement activities including the Request for Proposal and invitation for Bid processes and contract payments.
Human Resources is responsible for all classification, staffing, recruitment, examinations, on boarding, and labor relations activities in support of OTDA. They develop and establish human resource policies and procedures.
Management Services is responsible for facilities management and operational services including space planning, facility/lease management, moves and renovations, security/safety, telecommunications, warehouse, mail distribution, fleet management, and disaster preparedness.
Training and Staff Development (TSD)
TSD serves as the OTDA training office managing educational projects with public colleges and universities to meet agency and local social service district training needs. TSD assesses and oversees the development and delivery of training and provides logistical support for agency-sponsored training across the State. TSD also facilitates many conferences, regional meetings, and teleconferences each year.
Bureau of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) is responsible for the implementation of the OTDA’s diversity and inclusion programs and procedures; and monitors and evaluates the agency’s workforce data, and appointment practices. EOD is additionally responsible for the agency’s reasonable accommodation procedures and oversight of the agency’s process improvement or Lean program. Lastly, EOD is responsible for the investigation and monitoring of applicant/recipient complaints of discrimination in the administration of OTDA programs and services.