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Office of Policy & Management records

Identifier: RG015

Scope and Content

In addition to the records of OPM and its predecessors, included here are records from various commissions and offices that are or have been under OPM for administrative purposes. These include: Governor's Council on Voluntary Action (eliminated in 1991); Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing; Energy Advisory Board; and Office of Family Support.


  • 1907-2004

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

In 1897, The General Assembly created a Board of Control to approve increases in appropriation made by the legislature (Chapter 168, P.A. of 1897). The Board consisted of the Governor, Treasurer and Comptroller. In 1915, The Assembly established a Board of Finance to meet with the Legislative Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations to organize and approve bills and resolutions on state appropriations (Chapter 302, P.A. of 1915). The Board of Finance included the Comptroller, Treasurer, Tax Commissioner, and three electors appointed by the Governor. In 1927, legislative action abolished the two boards and transferred their functions to a Board of Finance and Control. This new board consisted of the Governor as ex officio chairman, the Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General, Tax Commissioner, three electors appointed by the Governor. The Commissioner of Finance and Control sat as an ex officio member and administrative secretary (Chapter 297, P.A. of 1927).

In 1937, Governor Wilbur Cross' Commission on the Reorganization of State Government recommended that the legislature elevate the Office of the Commissioner of Finance and Control to the Department of Finance and Control. It did so (Chapter 380, P.A. of 1937). The Assembly transferred the old Board of Finance and Control's function to a Finance Advisory Committee in 1943. The Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, Treasurer, five members of the legislative committees on appropriations made up the membership. The Commissioner of Finance and Control served as secretary (Chapter 1, P.A. 1943).

In 1977, the Assembly created the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to replace the Department of Finance and Control (Public Act 77-614). In addition to creating a Department of Administrative Services, OPM was the first phase of an executive branch reorganization in 1979. OPM aids the Governor in "policy formation, program development and executive." OPM also develops a "continuing integrated process of program design, resource allocation, and performance evaluation."

Since its inception, the agency has gone through a number of internal reorganizations. It originally consisted of seven divisions: Energy; Budget and Financial Management; Comprehensive Planning; Intergovernmental Relations; Management and Evaluation; Employment and Training; and Criminal Justice. As of 2007 there are eight divisions: Budget and Financial Management Division; Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division; Office of Finance; Intergovernmental Policy Division; Office of Labor Relations; Policy Development and Planning Division; Office of Transportation Policy; Division of Administration.

See also the Office of Policy and Management Agency History.


252.25 cubic feet


The Office of Policy and Management is the Connecticut governor's staff agency. It provides information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy goals for the State and assist State agencies and municipalities in implementing policy decisions on behalf of the people of Connecticut.


Series 1a. Board of Control, 1907-1926, Accession: 1983-003, 1.5 cubic feet

Includes minutes arranged chronologically.

Series 1b. Board of Finance and Control, 1927-1962, 7.25 cubic feet

Accession: 1983-003, Minutes, 1927-1937, 3.5 cubic feet

Accession: 1986-004, Budget expenditure authorizations, 1937-1962, 3.75 cubic feet

Series 2. State Boards and Commissions, 1963-1965, Accession: 1983-003, 1 cubic foot

Minutes arranged alphabetically by board.

Series 3. Office of State Planning, 1960-1973, 14 cubic feet

Accession: 1983-003, Land use studies and reports, 1963-1973, 2 cubic feet

Accession: T000711, Connecticut Interregional Planning Program drawings, 1960-1972, 12 cubic feet (15 bundles)

Series 4. Budget Division, 1955-1961, Accession: 1983-003, 1 cubic foot

County records.

Series 5. Finance Advisory Committee, 1943-1981, Accession: 1983-003, 50.5 cubic feet

Minutes, 1948-1969; Budget allotment or adjustment requests, 1943-1981.

Series 6. Special Bond Commission, 1941-1967, Accession: 1983-003, 1 cubic foot


Series 7. State Bond Commission, 1953-1988, 9 cubic feet

Accession: 1983-003, Minutes, 1953-1977, 5 cubic feet.

Accession: 1995-013, Hearing Files, 1987-1988, 4 cubic feet

Series 8. Board of Equalization, 1925-1927, Accession: 1999-099, 1 cubic foot

Minutes, 1925-1927, 1 volume

Series 9. Public Works funds allotments, 1938-1940, Accession: 1983-003, 1 volume

Series 10. Scrapbooks, 1927-1939, Accession: T003187, 6 cubic feet.

Series 11. Commission on State Institutions, 1919-1948, Accession: T000685, 1 cubic foot

Collections ledger, 1919-1948, 1 volume

Series 12. Planning and Budgeting, circa 1971-1972, Accession: 2004-026, 22 cubic feet

Millstone Nuclear Power Station, circa 1971-1972

Series 13. Comprehensive Planning Division, 1957-1991, 28 cubic feet

Accession: 1985-026B, Community Development Block Grants, 1970-1977, 4.5 cubic feet Accession: 1986-010C, Community Development Block Grants, 1976-1977, 3.5 cubic feet Accession: 1991-028, General Files, 1976-1979, 12 cubic feet Accession: 1996-030, Administrative Records, 1957-1991, 8 cubic feet

Series 14. Management and Justice Planning Division, 1979-1987, Accession: 1989-069, 16 cubic feet

Subject Files

Series 15. Energy Division, 1960-1990, 31.25 cubic feet

Accession: 1990-007, Coastal Energy Impact Program, 1977-1986, 5 cubic feet.

Accession: 1992-014, Atomic Energy Coordinator, 1966-1969, 1979-1983, .25 cubic feet.

Accession: 2002-068, Atomic Energy Coordinator, 1960-1977, 2 cubic feet.

Accession: 1996-012, Files, 1972-1990, 24 cubic feet.

Series 16. Secretary, 1980-1998, 31 cubic feet

Accession: 1992-065, Anthony V. Milano, 1980-1990, 27 cubic feet

Accession: 2003-009, William Cibes, Reginald Jones, Michael Koslowski, Lori Aronson (Deputy), Donald Downs (Deputy), 1991-1998, 4 cubic feet.

Series 17. Governor's Council on Voluntary Action, 1979-1991, Accession: 1992-035, 11 cubic feet

Administrative files and annual conference materials.

Series 18. Department of Planning and Engery Policy, 1977, Accession: 1999-036, 0.25 cubic feet

Energy conservation plan report.

Series 19. Office of Labor Relations, 1994-1995, Accession: 1999-076

Series 20. Specialized State-Operated Services Committee of the Juvenile Justice Reorganization Plan, 1994-1995, Accession: 2001-070, 0.50 cubic feet

Series 21. Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing, 1987-1988, Accession: 2001-074, 0.25 cubic feet

Joan Maloney files.

Series 22. Connecticut Census Data Center, 1985,1988, 3 cubic feet

Accession: 2004-029, Social Indicators for Planning and Evaluation, 1985, 2 cubic feet

Accession: 2004-030, Job Training Partnership Act Eligibility Report, 1988, 1 cubic foot

Series 23. Energy Advisory Board, 1974-2003, Accession: 2006-003, 2 cubic feet


Series 24. Office of Family Support, 2001-2004, Accession: 2007-037, 3.75 cubic feet

Related Material

RG 061, County Government.

RG 071, Department of Housing, contains more records on community planning.

Processing Information

Cheryl Turkington, a student in the University of Connecticut's Public History and Archival Management curriculum, reprocessed this record group in 1984. She conducted research into the administrative history of OPM and its predecessors. The results of her work are Series 1 through 11. Additional series have been added due to subsequent accessions.

RG 015, Office of Policy and Management
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository