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Administration | Central Office Organization
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Chief Operating Officer


The Division of Administration provides support to the department’s facilities and central office staff via several sections that specialize in personnel, administrative support, contracts, professional development, asset management and nursing home screening services.

Bureau of Finance

The Bureau of Finance includes the following sections: Accounting Operations, Budgets and Analysis, Accounts Payable, Contracts and Grants Accounting, Purchasing, Special Projects, and Compensation Services (Payroll). The Bureau coordinates and provides centralized accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, purchasing, vendor payments, and contract and grant financial management.

Bureau of Human Resources Management

ADMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted and appointments made on an equal opportunity basis without regard to gender, race, age, religion, disability, or color.

The Bureau of Human Resources Management provides centralized personnel services, including coordinating the implementation of the recruitment plan, personnel policies and procedures, wage and class studies and much more. HR assesses personnel needs and actively recruits the most qualified and professional workforce available in order to provide quality care to consumers.

Bureau of Information Technology Services

IT Services provides technical support for ADMH information systems, including consumer information systems for the state hospitals and community programs for mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disabilities. It also manages all IT equipment including mobile devices, computers and printers; computer software; voice communication systems and video surveillance. Its focus is to ensure access to timely data that can be used in decision-making, and bringing the best and most cost-effective technological solutions to all areas of ADMH.

Office of Administrative Support Services

The Office of Administrative Support Services coordinates departmental printing, mail, property inventory and distribution of office supplies. It includes the Document Services Center, Printing, Mailroom and Property Management.

Office of Contracts & Purchasing

The Office of Contracts & Purchasing issues Requests for Proposals required for professional services contracts, as well as all contracts and amendments to contractors after appropriate reviews and approvals. In addition, it issues all goods and non-professional services contracts through the competitive bid process, as well as purchase orders and purchase order changes. The office also expedites the contracting and purchasing process, and saves time and money by electronically sending/receiving information on contracts and purchase orders.

Office of Land & Asset Management

The Office of Land & Asset Management supervises the department’s diverse range of real estate holdings across the state, attempts to maximize use of these resources and oversees renovations/construction at its facilities.

Office of Life Safety & Technical Services

More than 95% of Alabama consumers with mental disabilities are served by community contract providers. The Office of Life Safety and Technical Services is responsible for inspecting and certifying all community facilities and providing technical assistance for code compliance for all renovations or new construction projects for facilities that are already certified or will be seeking certification from the department.

Office of Pre-Admission Screening (OBRA)

The Office of Pre-Admission Screening is responsible for maintaining a system to regulate the screening of prospective nursing home residents. It also ensures the appropriate placement of individuals who have serious mental illnesses and/or intellectual disabilities.

Office of Planning & Resource Development

The Office of Planning & Resource Development coordinates the department’s strategic planning process and directs other initiatives on behalf of the department to include the review of Central Office policies. It partners with organizations and stakeholders to leverage resources through the pursuit of grants, and the office develops and distributes public education and anti-stigma resources and information.

Office of Staff Development

The Office of Staff Development coordinates, offers and supports a wide range of organized training and educational activities, programs, workshops, conferences and continuing education programs. Many of the less than 1,300 ADMH employees require continuing education credits to maintain their licenses or certifications in particular fields. The office also facilitates compliance training for community programs and prospective community providers.

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