Local Government Services Authority (LGS) began operations in early 2002, after being formed by a city and a regional planning and services agency. LGS was founded to provide CalPERS retirement benefitted employment options for local governments too small to economically afford the administrative structure needed to support employment, payroll, benefits and human resources management. LGS also served as a provider to those agencies needing staffing for temporary projects. Sharing one common LGS platform allows agencies to have the administrative overhead cost efficiencies of a larger agency. Professional HR, payroll and benefits administration, workers’ compensation insurance rates, and other programs are procured for LGS, rather than for each partner agency.
Today, LGS is governed by of several member agencies, all with the common goal expressed in the JPA’s mission statement: To provide quality, innovative, cost-effective services exclusively to public agencies. Current member agency representation can be found on the Board of Directors page of this website.
To view the LGS Org Chart click here.