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Oct 11, 2016, 09:53 ET Pennsylvania Earns National Recognition for Millennial Recruitment Initiatives

The state Office of Administration is being recognized for its efforts to attract Millennials into the state government workforce. For the second...


Oct 03, 2016, 12:54 ET Pennsylvanians Reminded about Importance of Protecting their Information Online

 With major data breaches and cyber attacks becoming a near daily occurrence, the Office of Administration is reminding Pennsylvanians about...


Aug 30, 2016, 11:30 ET Secretary of Administration Announces Proposed Agreement with AFSCME Council 13 and First Major Health Plan Design Changes In Over 12 Years Through Both PEBTF and Retiree Health Care Plan Changes

Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich today announced details of a new three-year labor agreement which is in the final stages of...


Aug 11, 2016, 10:13 ET Two PA Technology Initiatives Named Finalists for National Awards

Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich announced today that two state information technology initiatives have been selected as finalists by the...


Aug 04, 2016, 10:56 ET Pennsylvania Earns Two National Awards for Human Resource Management

The Office of Administration received two national awards for human resource management programs that exemplify innovation and advance the...


Oct 13, 2015, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Earns National Award for Employee Mentoring Program

 The state Office of Administration is being recognized for an employee mentoring program that could serve as a model to other state...


Sep 08, 2014, 11:10 ET State Employees Seeks to Raise $3 Million for Charitable Organizations

State employees have set a goal to raise $3 million for hundreds of charitable organizations through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal...


Dec 23, 2013, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania State Employees Give Nearly $3 Million to Charitable Organizations

State employees have pledged nearly $3 million to more than 1,000 charitable organizations through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA)...


Dec 05, 2013, 12:30 ET Commonwealth CIO Named "Premier 100 IT Leader" by Computerworld Magazine

Tony Encinias, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been named one of Computerworld Magazine's Premier 100 IT...


Oct 10, 2013, 10:30 ET Pennsylvania Office of Administration Announces More Consumer-Friendly PA.gov Website

 Pennsylvanians will be able to find information about state agencies and services faster and more conveniently on the commonwealth's portal,...


May 23, 2013, 10:38 ET Pennsylvania Earns National Recognition for Innovative State HR Program

 The Office of Administration has received a national award for an innovative and cost effective employee development program to help state...


Mar 14, 2013, 09:50 ET Pennsylvania Earns North American Award for Improvement and Innovation

New Onboarding Process Recognized by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network  The Office of Administration has been recognized with a...


Mar 12, 2013, 10:37 ET Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority to Conduct Statewide Consumer Survey

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is conducting a statewide consumer survey to gauge public knowledge about health information...


Jan 16, 2013, 17:06 ET New Survey Shows Health Information Exchanges Growing in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has released a new survey that shows health information exchanges (HIEs) have enhanced the ability...


Jan 10, 2013, 11:18 ET PA Office of Administration Launches Online Orientation for New Employees

New Onboarding Process Saves Time, Increases Efficiency Secretary of Administration Kelly Powell Logan today announced the launch of an...


Dec 13, 2012, 15:31 ET Pennsylvania Office of Administration Honored for Support of National Guard

Defense Department Presents "Patriot Award" to Supervisor  A supervisor in the Office of Administration received an award today for his...


Nov 13, 2012, 11:25 ET Pennsylvania Exceeds National Goals for Signing Up Providers to Exchange Health Information Electronically

       The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative announced today that it has signed up 3,449 healthcare providers for...


Nov 13, 2012, 11:19 ET Local High School Students Learn About High-Tech Jobs at 'GIS Day'

 Area high school students will learn about potential careers in the field computer-based mapping, known as "geospatial information systems,"...


Oct 29, 2012, 16:59 ET State Office Buildings Closed October 30 Due to Hurricane Sandy

 The Office of Administration announced that state office buildings in the Capitol Complex, Harrisburg Area, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton and...


Oct 23, 2012, 11:39 ET Pennsylvania Earns Two National Technology Awards

PennDOT and Dept. of Agriculture Selected by NASCIO; Office of Administration Runner-Up  PennDOT and the Department of Agriculture have...


Oct 02, 2012, 12:43 ET Pennsylvania Ranks among Top States in 2012 Digital States Survey

 Pennsylvania has been recognized as one of the top states in the nation for its use of digital technologies to better serve citizens, save...


Sep 13, 2012, 10:25 ET Health Care Providers Now Have Until Oct. 31 to get Free Year of DIRECT Messaging

 The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative has extended the deadline to Oct. 31 for doctors and other healthcare providers to sign up for one free...


Aug 27, 2012, 13:19 ET PA eHealth Collaborative Announces $6 Million in Grants to Advance Electronic Exchange of Health Information

 The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative has awarded $6 million in grants to four organizations to engage in regional and statewide exchange...


Aug 09, 2012, 14:37 ET Pennsylvania Office of Administration Announces Details of New Contract with Liquor Store Employee Union

 The Pennsylvania Office of Administration today announced details of a new, four-year labor agreement reached with the United Food and...


Aug 06, 2012, 12:27 ET E-Prescribing Trend is Growing; Pennsylvania Ranks 11th in Nation

 The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative today released results from national and statewide studies that show e-prescribing - the electronic...