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Governor Dannel P. Malloy


Gov. Malloy: Work to Streamline State Government Underway

(HARTFORD, CT) - As the new fiscal year begins Friday, state agency consolidations and mergers proposed in February by Governor Dannel P. Malloy are well underway. The initiative will reduce the number of state agencies by 30% and will streamline government and improve efficiency.

"State government must be leaner and more efficient while still being responsive to residents," said Governor Malloy. "This is the beginning of a new way of doing the state's business, one that will certainly lead to cost savings for taxpayers, but as importantly, will make it easier for citizens and businesses to work with government. State agencies are not immune from the same decisions being made in corporations and households across the state - doing more with less - and this step will ultimately give us a leaner, more efficient Connecticut."

Governor Malloy reminded state residents that the effort to merge and consolidate agencies will be an ongoing process, but staff has been working ahead of July 1 to try to ensure that the transitions occur as smoothly as possible and with the least amount of service disruption to residents. New consumer-friendly state websites are being launched in the coming weeks as well.

OPM staff assignments for Consolidations



OPM Lead Staff

Phone & e-mail

Board of Regents for Higher Education

CSU, CTC, Charter Oak, part of DHE

Mark Ojakian

(860) 418-6501

Bureau of Rehabilitative Services

BESB, CDHI, BRS part of DSS, part of DMV, part of WCC

John Noonan

(860) 418-6351

Dept of Administrative Services

DAS, ITD, leasing part of DPW

Gian-Carl Casa

(860) 418-6362

Dept of Construction Services

Part of DPW, Part of SDE, part of DPS

Gian-Carl Casa

(860) 418-6362

Dept of Consumer Protection

DCP, DSR, part of DPS

Brian Durand

(860) 418-6244

Dept of Economic and Community Development

DECD, CAT, part of OWC

Meghan Cowell

(860) 418-6381

Dept of Education

SDE, part of DSS (early childhood)

Kathy Guay

(860) 418-6281

Dept of Emergency Svcs and Public Protection


Brian Durand

(860) 418-6244

Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection

DEP, DPUC, Energy part of OPM

Gian-Carl Casa

(860) 418-6362

Dept of Labor

DOL, part of OWC

Meghan Cowell

(860) 418-6381

Office of Governmental Accountability


Karen Buffkin

(860) 418-6298

Office of Fin and Academic Affairs for Higher Ed.

Part of DHE

Mark Ojakian

(860) 418-6501

Public Defender Services Commission


Mike Lawlor

(860) 418-6394

Secretary of the State


Patti Maroney

(860) 418-6328