Administrative departments of DSS support the staff of the agency. Michele Mulverhill is the Commissioner of DSS and was appointed in 2014. The Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Legislators and serves a 5 year term. Other Administration Departments are as follows:
Accounting & Administrative: Responsible for all financial functions of the agency and ensures proper internal controls for agency transactions. Claims filing for reimbursement on agency expenditures.
Computer Systems and Services: Responsible for maintaining various NYS systems and local DSS systems. Maintains 150+ computers, laptops and printers on both State and County networks; maintains a Document Imaging System which provides electronic retrieval and storage of all client data; provides all systems' troubleshooting and network support to all DSS employees.
Fraud Investigations: Investigates all complaints of client fraud and monitors certain programs for compliance.
Legal Services: Represents the agency on all legal matters pertaining to Family Court matters for youth in DSS custody, child support legal matters and other miscellaneous legal matters of the agency.
Staff Development & Employee Services: Responsible all employee trainings to ensure staff and management are current on Social Services laws, regulations and procedures. Plans in-housing training and coordinates travel for out-of-county training. Oversees the operation of the Youth Bureau and its programs.