State Administrative Manual

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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 Governor's Office, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Finance (DOF), and Department of  Human Resources (CalHR). 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. 

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Jason Tyburczy or 916-376-5069

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