Mission: The State and Consumer Services Agency (SCSA) is dedicated to protecting consumers and delivering efficient, cost-effective and responsive services to internal and external State Clients.
- SCSA Staff
- Gubernatorial Appointments
- Small Business / DVBE Advocate
Organization: We are made up of the following departments, boards, commissions and museums.
California African American Museum (CAAM)
600 State Drive Exposition Park Los Angeles CA 90037; (213) 744-7432
The California African American Museum researches, collects, preserves and interprets for public enrichment, the history, art and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the western United States.
California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833; (916) 263-0916; Fax: (916) 263-0959
Established in 1953 by the California Building Standards Law, the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) is an independent commission within the State and Consumer Services Agency. Commission members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. The BSC is responsible for administering California's building codes, including adopting, approving, publishing, and implementing codes and standards.
California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
Lincoln Plaza North, 400 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; (888) CalPERS
CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.4 million public employees, retirees, and their families and more than 2,500 employers.
California Science Center (CSC)
California Science Center, Exposition Park, 700 State Drive Los Angeles CA 90037, 323-SCIENCE
The California Science Center is a public-private partnership between the State of California and the not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation. Conveniently located in Exposition Park, it is the West Coast's largest hands-on science center.
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
1625 North Market Blvd. Sacramento CA 95834; (800) 952-5210, (916) 445-1254
The mission of the California Department of Consumer Affairs is to protect and serve consumers while ensuring a fair and competitive marketplace. DCA protects and serves consumers by making available information that educates them about their rights and responsibilities. They help ensure a competent and fair marketplace by establishing minimum standards of competency in over 100 business and 200 professional categories, including doctors, dentists, cosmetologists, contractors, and automotive repair shops.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Various Office Locations (800) 884-1684; TTY: (800) 700-2320
The of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence.
Department of General Services (DGS)
707 Third Street West Sacramento, 95605-2811; (916) 376-5000
DGS consists of six divisions, 23 operational offices, 4,000 employees and a budget in excess of half a billion dollars. Its diverse functions include e-commerce and telecommunications; siting, acquisition, development, leasing, disposal and management of state properties; architectural approval of local schools and other state-responsibility buildings; printing services provided by the second largest government printing plant in the U.S.; procurement of supplies needed by other state agencies; and maintenance of the vast fleet of state vehicles. The director serves on half a dozen state boards and commissions.
Exposition Park is home to a variety of great museums and attractions, including the California African American Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Sports Arena and the Rose Garden. It's also a neighbor to the University of Southern California and community gathering place Mercado La Paloma. Events take place in and around Exposition Park all year.
Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
Various Locations; (800) 852-5711
The Franchise Tax Board administers two of California's major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax. In addition, they collect funds for several nontax programs and delinquent debt collection functions including: Political Reform Act audits, delinquent vehicle registration, court-ordered debt, and labor law violations
Seismic Safety Commission (SSC)
1755 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 100 Sacramento, California 95833-3637 (916) 263-5506
The Seismic Safety Commission was established in 1975 to investigate earthquakes, research quake-related issues and reports, and recommend to the Governor and Legislature policies and programs needed to reduce earthquake risk. Seventeen members serve on the commission.
State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
7919 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95826; (800) 228-5453
California State Teachers' Retirement System is the largest teachers' retirement fund in the United States. CalSTRS had a total membership of approximately 795,000 and assets of $169 billion as of September 2007. CalSTRS' primary responsibility is to provide retirement related benefits and services to teachers in public schools from kindergarten through community college.
Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB)
Victim Compensation – P.O. Box 3036, Sacramento, CA, 95812-3036; 1-800-777-9229 (800) 777-9229
Government Claims – P.O. Box 3035, Sacramento, CA 95812-3035, 1-800-955-0045 (800) 955-0045
Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board serves the citizens of California through the Victim Compensation Program by reimbursing eligible crime victims for certain expenses incurred as the result of a crime, and through the Government Claims Program by processing all civil claims for money or damages that are filed against state agencies under the California Tort Claims Act.