Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office for Administration and Finance
The Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F) plays a vital role in state government. As the Commonwealth’s fiscal watchdog, we are responsible for ensuring that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely and is stretched as far as possible. In this role, one of A&F’s primary functions is to assist the Governor in developing his annual budget recommendation for the Legislature, an endeavor that involves months of hard work and hundreds of people across state government. We are also responsible for developing and executing prudent fiscal and administrative policies that advance the Governor’s priorities and support financial stability and effective, efficient and equitable service delivery. At the local level, A&F works closely with cities and towns to ensure they have the resources and tools they need to deliver core services and programs.
A&F is comprised of eighteen diverse agencies and affiliated organizations, each of which has a unique and critical mission.
Collectively, these agencies deliver a broad range of services including health insurance, human resources, tax collection, information technology, real estate management, library services, advocacy for vulnerable populations and fair and impartial judicial processes. While the work of these agencies varies, they are bound together by their commitment to excellence in service delivery. A&F agencies operate at the heart of state government and play an important part in serving the people of the Commonwealth.