DEPARTMENTS


Budget & Fiscal Management

The Budget and Fiscal Management Department prepares the Secretary of State's budget for presentation to the General Assembly and provides for continuing fiscal responsibility in its execution, including processing payments made by the office.

The department also prepares the office payroll and all agency financial statements, and is responsible for the procurement of all goods and services through its Purchasing Division. It also serves as a fiscal research and reference center for the office.

Contact Information
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. Second St., Rm. 116
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-8892
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Communications

The Communications Department coordinates the writing, design and production of all printed, audiovisual and online materials distributed by the office. Major publications include the biennial Illinois Blue Book and the Handbook of Illinois Government, Illinois Rules of the Road booklets, and Illinois highway maps.

The department creates various materials about the office's myriad programs and services, including brochures, booklets, newsletters, posters, videos and displays. The department is required by statute to print the weekly Illinois Register, containing the proposed and adopted rules of state government. Through the Secretary of State's press office, Communications disseminates information on office programs, services, policies and procedures to news media outlets statewide. The department also coordinates email correspondence received from the public through the Secretary of State's Web site.

Contact Information
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. Second St., Rm. 474
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-5763
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology maintains the technology and communications infrastructure of the office, and develops better ways of serving the public through technology.

The department is involved in all technology initiatives within the office, from the telephone system to the Web site, to the maintenance of computers and wireless devices. It also handles development and maintenance for all computer-based systems, including computer-generated reports and computer-based entry screens.

The Secretary of State's computer network includes more than 3,300 users in 24 office buildings and 137 Driver Services facilities. Another 1,600 people from other agencies have access to Secretary of State databases. Law enforcement officers nationwide can access the Secretary of State's database for Illinois driver's license and vehicle information through the law enforcement LEADS system.

Contact Information
Michael J. Howlett Bldg.
501 S. Second St., Rm. 574
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-3747
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Legislative Affairs

The Legislative Affairs Department develops, coordinates and directs the Secretary of State's legislative agenda and serves as Secretary White's official liaison to the General Assembly. The department analyzes legislation affecting the office, represents Secretary White before Illinois House and Senate committees and provides an array of constituent services for legislators.

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Operational & Technological Security

The Department of Operational and Technological Security is responsible for statewide major disaster contingency planning, preparedness and recovery from natural disasters, man-made emergencies and terrorist incidents affecting the office. This includes the protection of employees, buildings and equipment, thereby reducing and mitigating disruptions to Secretary of State operations. The department shares oversight of security issues with the Department of Information Technology, including protection against the improper or illegal use of the computer network and effective response to incidents of cyber-terrorism.

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