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Department of Administrative & Financial Services

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-18

Scope and Contents

The Maine State Archives (MSA) collects and holds the permanent historical records of the Maine State Government. MSA was created in 1965. By 1971, MSA housed the historical records that had been held by the Secretary of State, Legislature, Courts and Executive Departments. This included records from defunct agencies.

With the implementation of a records management system, groups of records were identified as having permanent historical value and were sent to the Archives after a designated period of time. These included Commissioner/Executive correspondence, meeting minutes from Boards and Commissions, as well as department-specific records.


  • 1887 -

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Administration was established through Chapter 785 of the Public Laws of 1985, effective July 1, 1986. This legislation provided for a major reorganization of central financial and administrative units in state government. The former Department of Finance and Administration was dissolved, with fiscal management and revenue units placed in the Department of Finance, and administrative service units placed in the Department of Administration. Public Laws of 1991, Chapter 780 merged the Department of Administration with the Department of Finance to establish the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Public Laws of 2005, Chapter 12, authorized the Commissioner to review the current organizational structure of payroll, personnel and accounting units to improve organizational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Five service centers provide personnel administration, employee relations, general administration and budget management to departments and agencies of state government.

Maine State Government Annual Report 2012-2013


918.0 Linear Feet (1474 containers)

Language of Materials


State Agency Schedules
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333