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State Administrative Manual

Announcement: Based on user input, we have reestablished the SAM Subject Index to assist you in finding the information you need. See right menu.

The State Administrative Manual (SAM) is a reference resource for statewide policies, procedures, requirements and information developed and issued by authoring agencies which include the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of  Human Resources (CalHR), Department of General Services (DGS), California Department of Technology (CDT), and the Governor's Office. In order to provide a uniform approach to statewide management policy, the contents are published under the authority of the Directors of DOF and DGS. 

SAM Manual On-Line!

Contact Person 

Jason Tyburczy or 916-376-5069 




NOTE: Information in this publication is in Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). In order to view and print "PDF" files you must have the latest version of "Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0" loaded on your system. It is available from Adobe's Web Site.   (It's free!)

The "Print" versions of chapters in this document are ADA compliant. Additional alternative formats are available upon request.

The process for revising SAM is provided in the Introduction, Revising Sam, Chapter 1, Section 0020