The Division of Administration (DOA) is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Department of Law & Public Safety. DOA oversees the Department’s operational and administrative units, including those involving
budgeting, fiscal management, grant-making, human resources, information technology, and facilities. In addition, DOA houses a general counsel’s office and an office for departmental ethics. DOA’s employees work closely with the
Department’s other divisions to ensure that they have the resources and administrative support they need to carry out their mission.
- In 2019, DOA launched a new department-wide compliance office. Under the leadership of a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the unit is responsible not only for ensuring that the Department’s divisions adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and policies, but for proactively identifying ways to detect and mitigate risks across the agency. The new unit was launched by Melissa Liebermann, a compliance expert who previously served as both Acting State
Comptroller and Attorney General Grewal’s Chief of Staff.
- DOA helped the Attorney General identify a range of important cost-saving measures across the Department, allowing Governor Murphy to propose a $495 million budget of Direct State Service funds for the Department in fiscal
year 2020—an 8% spending decrease from the prior year.
- In 2019, DOA’s grants unit applied for and received 22 federal grants totaling $108 million, helping the Department support a range of law enforcement
and public safety efforts across the State. In turn, DOA issued more than 600 subgrants, totaling $84.5 million, to nonprofit organizations, county and local governments, and other entities. In addition, the Department announced $60
million in grant funds to implement programs to serve victims of crime, and $20 million dedicated to hospital-based violence intervention programs.
For general inquiries regarding verification of employment or other non-recruitment related matters, contact OAG.HR@njoag.gov