The California State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) is a state cabinet-level agency of the executive branch of the U.S. state of California. The current secretary of the SCSA is former Assembly Member Anna Caballero. Caballero, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, replaced Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointee Bill Leonard. Prior to Leonard, the position was held by Fred Aguiar who replaced former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Caballero reports directly to the Governor of California.
The entities under SCSA "are responsible for civil rights enforcement, consumer protection and the licensing of 2.4 million Californians in more than 255 different professions," and perform "procurement of nearly $9 billion worth of goods and services, the management and development of state real estate, oversight of two state employee pension funds, collecting state taxes, hiring of state employees, providing information technology services, adopting state building standards and the administration of two state museums." As of 2008-2009, SCSA's entities had over 16,000 employees and a budget of almost $27 billion.
The Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency serves as the Chair of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
... SCSA include In 2005, it completed a review of state-owned vehicles ... In 2007, it co-sponsored a statewide "Green California Summit and Exposition." In 2008, it created Kids Corner, "a Web site designed to bring government closer to children." ...
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