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Department of Enterprise Services adopts rules prohibiting use of unmanned aircraft systems/drones on Capitol Campus

As part of the Department of Enterprise Services' (DES) responsibility to keep the state Capitol Campus safe for everyone, the department has adopted rules that prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) / drones on the 486-acre Olympia campus.

The rules apply to all types of UAS/drones — including remote-control model aircraft and drones used for business or recreational purposes.

Second Capitol Lake long-term planning meeting to be held Feb. 26

The Department of Enterprise Services will host the second in a series of meetings about the long-term management of Capitol Lake from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Capitol Lake is a 260-acre reservoir located in Olympia and Tumwater. Enterprise Services manages the lake as part of the 486-acre Capitol Campus.

Crew's work will help campus forests protect Puget Sound

A Puget SoundCorps crew will help improve the health and function of forests on the Capitol Campus during February with the goal of protecting water quality in Puget Sound.

Puget SoundCorps is a program that employs young adults and veterans to build their job skills and provide earnings for education while working on projects that help protect Puget Sound.

Old, redundant rules on state agency credit card use have been repealed

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has repealed rules that governed state agency use of credit, charge, or purchasing cards established under state law (RCW 43.19).

Meeting reminder: Public open house on long term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary set for March 9

The Department of Enterprise Services will host a public open house on Wednesday, March 9, to present and gain feedback on a draft work plan to develop strategies for long-term management of Capitol Lake. This first open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary workgroup to meet March 25

A workgroup made up of local and tribal government representatives working to find a path forward on long-term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes estuary will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Reminder: Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary workgroup to meet March 25

A workgroup made up of local and tribal government representatives working on long-term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes estuary will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

The agenda for the March 25 meeting includes a briefing on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, the workgroup’s implementation plan for coordinating their work in 2016, and an update on the public feedback gathered at a March 9 public open house.

Events set to help businesses learn about procurement reform

Westside forum May 31 in Olympia, Spokane forum June 20, 2012

OLYMPIA – Two events are set to help businesses throughout Washington learn about upcoming reforms that will change the way state government buys $1 billion in goods and services annually.

Christopher Liu takes over as new director on June 1

Gov. Jay Inslee on May 1 named Christopher Liu as the new director of Enterprise Services, effective June 1.
He will replace current Director Joyce Turner, who is stepping down after leading the agency during the first 18 months of the largest consolidation in state government in two decades. Liu has served the past year as director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. He is also the former director of the Washington Lottery and has a 30-year background in the private sector.

Enterprise Services launches new, user-focused website

Change follows largest merger of state agencies in two decades

OLYMPIA — The Department of Enterprise Services launched a new website today that serves as a single point of access to all of the agency’s services.

The new site brings together an array of services that had been spread across multiple websites after the largest consolidation in state government in more than two decades. The merger in October 2011 combined entire agencies and significant portions of others.

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