Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division provides core services essential to the day-to-day operation of the Department of Law.

David Blaisdell
Director
Tel: (907) 465-3673
Fax: (907) 465-5419

Loretta Withington
Deputy Director
Tel: (907) 465-5427
Fax: (907) 465-5419

Patricia Hull
Administrative Officer II
Tel: (907) 465-4337
Fax: (907) 465-5419

Vacant
Human Resource Specialist
Tel: (907) 465-6268
Fax: (907) 465-5419

Management and Financial Forecasting

Regular review, monitoring, and reporting of expenditures and revenues with the additional emphasis on forecasting authorization balances through the end of the fiscal year.

Contacts:

Management information review and analysis

Loretta Withington - Deputy Director
465-5427

Management report development

Tracy Maher - Budget Analyst IV
269-6594

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Budgeting

Annual preparation of the operating and capital budget request for the entire department.

Contacts:

Management report development, information review and analysis

Tracy Maher - Budget Analyst IV
269-6594

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Fiscal and Accounting

Contacts:

Serves as the department's finance officer and fiscal section supervisor. Oversees the development of department fiscal policies as well as overall adherence to governmental accounting practices. Provides training to office managers on all department accounting practices and procedures. Responds to mail service courier questions.

Debbie Idone - Finance Officer, Section Supervisor
465-3676

Responsible for processing all claims for employee reimbursement including travel (TA's), moving and other miscellaneous business related expenses. Processes all travel related vendor payments including the department's central travel account (CTA), conference registration, and other direct payments for meals, lodging and transportation.

Loreta Salazar - Accounting Technician I
465-2726

Responsible for processing complex vendor payments and account and petty cash replenishments and reconciliation (including copier leases, DHL Matthew Bender and West Publishing). Processes routine vendor payments and non-travel warrant requests.

Ruth Wright - Accounting Clerk
465-5415

Process all receipts and deposits for the department. Provide accounting support for the collections and restitution programs, including reconciling receipts (deposits), maintaining an accounting of funds, issuing receipt disbursements for restitution and abatements for collections programs, and recapping collection receipts for distribution to the receiving agency.

Carol Gray - Accountant II
Tel: 465-6269
Fax: 465-5419

Maria Preston - Accounting Technician I
Tel: 465-5408
Fax: 465-5419

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Timekeeping and Billing Technicians

Contacts:

Oversight of Billing Cycle Activities, Financial Reporting (ALDER, AKSAS, ProLaw, Federal), all other client agency RSA's

Virginia "Gigi" Kelly - Lead Billing Technician
465-5426

Outside Counsel, Administration (Core Services), Environmental Conservation, and Transportation RSA's

Brook Young - Billing Technician
465-5416

Administration, Community & Economic Development, and Law Internal RSA's, Drafting RSA agreements.

Megan Hyde - Billing Technician
465-5425

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Procurement

Managing the procurement process for outside legal counsel and expert contracts as well as property control and centralized supply purchases.

Contacts:

Coordinates all professional services contracting and all formal RFP or ITB procurements over $50,000. Oversees all department records management and archiving functions.

Patricia Hull - Administrative Officer II, Section Supervisor.
Tel: 465-4337
Fax: 465-5419

Coordinates procurement of office equipment, supplies, software, furnishings, telecommunications services, leased office space. Manages department property accounting system and oversees annual property audit. Coordinates procurement and distribution of pre-printed forms, letterhead, business cards, and other printed matter.

Kevin Ridges - Procurement Specialist I
Tel: 465-3662
Fax: 465-5419

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Timekeeping and Billing

Calculate and revise the federally approved cost allocation plans and the department's attorney and paraprofessional rate structure; managing the Civil Division's full-time attorney and paraprofessional time reporting system (ProLaw); generating client billings.

Contacts:

Oversees development of annual cost allocation plan and rate setting methodology.

Loretta Withington - Deputy Director
465-5427

Assists attorneys and case management staff in pointing cases to the appropriate funding sources. Acts as the ProLaw System administrator and provides system training, trouble shooting, and ad hoc reporting.

Loretta Withington - Deputy Director
465-5427

Department billing manager responsible for the generation and dissemination of monthly billings to all client agencies as well as preparation of cost and fees reports and reconciliation of timekeeping errors.

Virginia "Gigi" Kelly - Accounting Tech III
465-5426

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Information Services Section

Information Services provides computer hardware and software support to over 500 computer end-users located in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Palmer, Kenai, Bethel, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Nome, Barrow, Dillingham, Kotzebue, and Sitka. Responsibilities include network support, application development & maintenance, server and PC hardware installation and support, and software installation. In addition, the section provides individual assistance when necessary, and presents occasional formal training. Other services provided by the section include database and application development, technical liaison on projects involving other public agencies, special projects, and service on statewide technical committees that establish the foundations for state government digital communication.

Contacts:

Department-wide Information Technology issues, strategic planning, resource allocation, policy questions, ETS liason, statewide Technology Management Committee (TMC).

Jennifer McCaul - Information Technology Manager
907-269-6646

Anchorage support number: 907-269-4629

Jeremiah Bowlus - Microcomputer/Network Specialist II
Vacant - Microcomputer/Network Specialist I
Patrick Wilson - Microcomputer/Network Technician II
Nathan Jackson - Microcomputer/Network Technician I
David Young - Analyst Programmer V

Juneau support number: 907-465-4629

Kirk Radach - Microcomputer/Network Specialist II
Vacant - Microcomputer/Network Specialist I
Vacant - Microcomputer/Network Specialist I
Alex Romero - Microcomputer/Network Technician II

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