Alaska State Resource Center
Alaska Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Alaska Attorney General is the Government of the State of Alaska's chief legal advisor. The Attorney General is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alaska Legislature. The position also oversees the State of Alaska Department of Law
The Governor of Alaska is the chief executive of the State of Alaska. The governor is the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Alaska Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment.
- Lieutenant Governor
Alaska's Lieutenant Governor is responsible for Control and supervision of the Division of Elections; Administering the Citizens’ Initiative process; Filing of Administrative Regulations; Commissioning and oversight of Alaska's Notaries Public; Oversight of the commercial use of the Alaska State Seal; Publishing and distribution of the Alaska Constitution; Authenticating signatures of state officials for foreign countries; Publishing the Alaska Online Public Notice System
- State of Alaska
Alaska, largest in the area of the United States but third smallest in population, occupying the northwest extremity of the North American continent, separated from the coterminous United States by W Canada. It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia (E), the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean (S), the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea (W), and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean (N).
Alaska Legislative Branch
- Alaska Division of Legislative Audit
Alaska Division of Legislative Audit (ADLA) was established in 1955 as the primary financial auditing body of the Alaska Legislature. The agency provides the Legislature with fiscal analysis, budget reviews, and audits of state government agencies, and also has the authority to monitor lending and investment activities of the State.
- Alaska State Legislature
The Alaska Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is a bicameral institution, consisting of the lower Alaska House of Representatives, with 40 members, and the upper house Alaska Senate, with 20 members. There are no term limits for either chamber.
- Alaska State Ombudsman
The ombudsman investigates citizen complaints against state government agencies and employees. The Office of the Ombudsman is a non-partisan, neutral, fact-finding agency and takes no sides in a dispute.
Alaska Court Rules and Forms
- Alaska Appellate Courts Forms
Offers Supreme Court forms and Court of Appeals forms in Adobe Acrobat format.
- Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct
Alaska's Commission on Judicial Conduct was created by amendment to the state constitution in 1968. The Commission is composed of three state court judges, three attorneys who have practiced law in the state for at least ten years, and three members of the public. The Commission addresses problems of judicial conduct and disability.
- Alaska District Court Local Admiralty Rules
Rules for Admirality and Maritime Claims.
- Alaska District Court Local Rules
State of Alaska local rules, federal rules and archives.
Alaska Judicial Branch
- Alaska Appellate Courts Case Management System
This Internet site was made with the assistance of a grant from the State Justice Institute in order to demonstrate how state court case information can be made available to attorneys and the public over the Internet.
- Alaska Court System
The mission of the Alaska Court System is to provide an accessible and impartial forum for the just resolution of all cases that come before it, and to decide such cases in accordance with the law, expeditiously and with integrity.
- Alaska Judicial Council
The Alaska Judicial Council is an independent citizen's commission created by the Alaska Constitution. The Council has constitutional and statutory duties in three areas: to screen and nominate applicants for judicial vacancies for appointment by the governor; to evaluate the performance of judges and provide evaluation information and recommendations to voters; and to conduct research and publish reports to improve the administration of justice in Alaska.
Alaska Executive Branch
- Alaska Equal Employment Opportunity Program
The Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEOP) is administered by the Director of the Division of Personnel, Department of Administration. It is responsible for the following programs: Training, Complaint Investigation, Outreach, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
AHFC provides a variety of programs such as loans for first-time home buyers, low- and moderate-income borrowers, veterans, teachers, nurses, and those living in rural areas of the state.
- Alaska Job Center Network
The Alaska Job Center Network is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.
- Alaska Railroad
The ARRC is a self-sustaining, full-service railroad serving ports and communities from the Gulf of Alaska to the Interior of Alaska.
- Department of Administration
The Department of Administration consists of the Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Information Technology functions of the City. The Mission of the Department of Administration is to provide consistent and efficient support services to State agencies so that they may better serve Alaskans.
- Department of Administration: Information Technology Group
The Division of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), provides core information technology services to all state agencies. It provides the underlying hardware, software, network infrastructure, and enterprise services for departments to run their businesses.
- Department of Community and Economic Development
The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED or DCED) is a department within the government of Alaska. The Department's mission statement is to promote a healthy economy and strong communities.
- Department of Corrections
The Alaska Department of Corrections enhances the safety of our communities. We provide secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community reintegration.
- Department of Education and Early Development
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) is the state agency controlling primary and secondary education in Alaska. It is headquartered in Juneau. This site includes information about employment, student testing and the graduation exam, standards for student learning, and more.
- Department of Education and Early Development: Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums
The Division of State Libraries, Archives and Museum offers library and information service to state agencies and the Legislature, provides for the orderly management of current state records, preserves non-current public records of permanent value for study and research, and operates the state museums.
- Department of Education and Early Development: SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
SLED is a public service providing easy and equitable access to electronic information. It was developed by the Alaska State Library and the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. SLED is an easy-to-use World Wide Web site that connects people to library, government, local community, and Internet information resources.
- Department of Environmental Conservation
The Department's policy is to conserve, improve, and protect Alaska's natural resources and environment and control water, land, and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well being.
- Department of Fish and Game
To protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.
- Department of Health and Social Services
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' mission is to "promote and protect the health and well-being of all Alaskans."
- Department of Labor and Workforce Development
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development wants to help everyone in the world of work from jobseekers to employees to employers. The agency is dedicated to enforcing labor laws through its division of labor standards and safety. Its vocational center provides training and rehabilitation for jobs. The department also offers additional programs in workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.
- Department of Law
The Department of Law serves is the legal advisor for the governor and other state officers, prosecutes all violations of state criminal law, and enforces the consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws.
- Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Securing the State, Defending the Nation.
- Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources manages all state-owned land, water and natural resources, except for fish and game, on behalf of the people of Alaska.
- Department of Public Safety
DPS is the state agency charged with providing functions relative to the protection of life, property and wildlife resources. Department members enforce criminal laws, traffic laws and regulations, wildlife laws and regulations, fire laws and regulations, and are additionally responsible for a number of public safety related functions such as search and rescue, court services and criminal justice records.
- Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue administers and enforces the state's tax laws and is responsible for collection, accounting, custody, investment and management of all state funds with the exception of revenue that is incidental to a program of licensing and regulation carried on by another department. The Department of Revenue manages the Permanent Fund Dividend Program that distributes an annual payment to qualified resident Alaskans. The department administers the Child Support Enforcement Program by obtaining and enforcing child support orders. Finally, it houses the Charitable Gaming Unit, which permits and regulates gaming for charitable purposes.
- Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
The Alaska Department of Transportation constructs, operates, and maintains Alaska's diverse transportation infrastructure, which includes more than 5,000 miles of paved and gravel highways, some 300 aviation facilities, more than 40 small harbors, and a ferry system covering 3,500 nautical miles and serving more than 30 coastal communities. The department operates through three regions: the Northern Region, headquartered in Fairbanks, the Central Region in Anchorage, and the Southeast Region in Juneau.
- Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Alaska's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management was created in early 2004 from the merger of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security which was created in March 2003 under the Alaska Disaster Act and the Emergency Services within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs which was created in 1977. The purpose of the Division is to protect Alaskans and their property from terrorism and all other hazards, as well as to provide rapid recovery from all disasters.
- Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
The Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people.
- Office of Management and Budget
The OMB's mission is to ensure the state's financial resources are budgeted and managed in a way that produces results that advance the governor's priorities.
- Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
In 1978, under the federal Older Americans Act, every state was required to have a Long Term Care Ombudsman Program that identifies, investigates and resolves complaints and advocates for seniors. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is located in the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue, under the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.
- State Library
The State Library coordinates library services throughout the state and serves as the information resource for the state government and the Legislature. The main library and reference section is located in the State Office Building in Juneau. It includes the Historical Section, which collects Alaskana and preserves private papers and materials of historical value to the state. The State Library also collects, catalogs and makes available state agency publications.
- State of Alaska Public Notices
The Alaska Online Public Notice System was created in an effort to make state government serve Alaskans better, more efficiently and less expensively through the use of technology.
Alaska Boards and Commissions
- Alaska Commission on Aging
The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) advocates for state policy, public and private partnerships, state/federal projects and citizen involvement that assists each of us to age successfully in our homes, in our communities or as near as possible to our communities and families. Our work involves planning, advocacy, and interagency collaboration on issues and state and federal services affecting older Alaskans.
- Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
The Mission of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is to promote, develop and advance economic growth and diversification in Alaska by providing various means of financing and investment.
- Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority is a state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust managed on behalf of Trust beneficiaries. The Trust operates much like a private foundation, using its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program to serve Trust beneficiaries.
- Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
The Alaska Permanent Fund is a dedicated fund established by constitutional amendment: "At least 25 percent of all mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sales proceeds, federal mineral revenue-sharing payments and bonuses received by the state be placed in a permanent fund, the principal of which may only be used for income-producing investments."
- Alaska Public Offices Commission
The APOC is an independent campaign finance disciplinary agency that is responsible for enforcing all campaign finance laws in the State of Alaska. The mission of the APOC is to encourage the public's confidence in their elected and appointed officials by administering Alaska's disclosure statutes and publishing financial information regarding the activities of election campaigns, public officials, lobbyists and lobbyist employers.
- Alaska State Council on the Arts
The Alaska State Council on the Arts is a state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services. Funds for ASCA programs and services are provided by the Alaska State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and private donations
- Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
The Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) helps to conserve and maintain the economic health of Alaska’s commercial fisheries by limiting the number of participating fishers. We issue permits and vessel licenses to qualified individuals in both limited and unlimited fisheries, and we provide due process hearings and appeals.
- Human Rights Commission
The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state agency which enforces the Alaska Human Rights Law. The Commission consists of seven persons appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Commission employs a staff and maintains an office in Anchorage. The Commission has statewide powers and accepts complaints from all regions of the state.
- Regulatory Commission
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) is a quasi-judicial agency that regulates utilities and pipeline carriers in the State of Alaska. Protecting consumer interests. Promoting economic development.