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Alaska Department of Administration

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The Alaska Department of Administration is an agency that is responsible for investigating and enforcing most of Alaska's campaign finance laws.

Per the organization's website:[1]

The Department of Administration provides centralized administrative services to state agencies in matters of finance, personnel, labor relations, leasing of space, central mail distribution, property management, risk management, procurement, retirement and benefits programs, information and telecommunication systems, and operation and maintenance of 15 state-owned buildings in Juneau, Anchorage, Palmer and Fairbanks.

The Department of Administration also provides indigent defense and children’s advocacy through the Public Defender Agency and the Office of Public Advocacy, and vehicle registration and driver licensing through the Division of Motor Vehicles, as well as a host of other services. The department has administrative responsibilities for the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Alaska Public Broadcasting, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings. [2]


Divisions within the DOA include:

  • External Customer Services
    • Motor vehicles
    • Office of public advocacy
    • Public defender agency
    • Retirement and benefits
  • Internal Customer Services
    • Administrative services
    • Enterprise technology services
    • Finance
    • General services
    • Personnel and labor relations
    • Risk management
  • Agencies, Boards and Commissions
    • Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission
    • Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
    • Alaska Public Offices Commission
    • Office of Administrative Hearings
    • Violent Crimes Compensation Board

The Alaska Public Offices Commission, which is housed within the Agencies, Boards and Commissions division, is responsible for overseeing campaign finance and disclosure laws, including campaign disclosure, legislative financial disclosure, public official financial disclosure, and regulation of lobbying.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Department of Administration, "Homepage," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.