The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced the appointment of Ms. Arlene Sakazaki to the position of Associate Director, Office of Business Services (OBS). 

Ms. Sakazaki was welcomed by the OBS team on July 15, 2013 and joined the CDCR after serving with the Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS) as the Chief of the Provider Rate Section.  Arlene’s experience includes serving as the DHCS Business Services Unit Chief and as Budget Chief for the California Department of Aging.

Ms. Sakazaki’s extensive background in Business Services will compliment the team well.  Her responsibilities include providing subject matter expertise; developing, implementing, and enforcing compliance with contracting, procurement, and business services policies statewide.  She is also responsible for interpreting and applying State contracting laws, rules, regulations, legislative and legal mandates, and policies and procedures for the CDCR contracts and procurements.
Please join the CDCR in welcoming Ms. Sakazaki to the Department.  For additional information, please contact Albert Rivas, Deputy Chief (A), Office of External Affairs at (916) 324-6508.