The Bureaus of Facilities Management and Maintenance Management are responsible for the general upkeep, maintenance, landscaping and special events in and around buildings managed by the Department of General Services within the City of Harrisburg and in the Scranton and Reading State Office Buildings.
The Bureau of Real Estate manages the process through which state agencies lease additional office space, Pennsylvania liquor stores and warehousing. All leasing requests and lease actions are reviewed for cost-saving opportunities, such as the colocation and consolidation of staff to reduce the total amount of space the Commonwealth rents and reduce the overall administrative work related to managing leases.
DGS manages parking in and around the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at the Reading and Scranton State Office Buildings. The Department is also responsible for reviewing and approving all requests for additional leased parking.
The Bureau of Real Estate, Division of Real Estate Services (DORES) is responsible for creating and maintaining floor plans for DGS-managed facilities. Agencies wishing to relocate, remove or install windows, doors, walls (including workstation furniture over 69 inches in height) in DGS-managed buildings must submit a GSRE-67 (BRE Project Request Form). DORES staff will review the request for compliance with building codes and space standards. A team member from Real Estate Services will then be in touch to schedule an initial consultation for your request.
The Bureau of Real Estate maintains the Commonwealth-Owned Land & Building Inventory which is a comprehensive listing of all Commonwealth-owned land and facilities, excluding highways and highway right-of-ways. The inventory is updated weekly.
The Bureau of Real Estate establishes space usage standards and approves the allocation of space to departments, boards and commissions in state-owned and leased facilities. Agencies requesting additional space should complete a GSRE-67 (BRE Project Request Form) and submit it to the Bureau of Real Estate at RA-BRESPACEMGMT@pa.gov.