The OCPM is in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Budget, Finance, Administration, Real Estate and Information Technology in DHS’ “Central Office”. OCPM is responsible for managing contracting policies that impact all of the 8 contracting departmental components, or Divisions, in DHS. Each departmental component - or Division - manages and processes its own contracts.
OCPM develops, promulgates, reviews and monitors policies. OCPM also coordinates various task forces and work groups to bring DHS staff and community providers together to discuss relevant contracting issues and to comment on proposed changes.
One significant OCPM initiative is Contract Reform, and a link is currently under development which will contain more details.
Another OCPM responsibility is the development of contracting resources for both DHS staff and providers. Go to Contracting Resources for details.
Key Staff...The Director of the Office of Administration is Howard Mass. The Office of Contract Policy and Management reports to his Office, and he can be reached at Howard.Mass@dhs.state.nj.us.
Contact Information...Department of Human Services
Office of Contract Policy & Management
222 South Warren Street
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Main phone: (609) 292-9546
Fax: (609) 633-7988