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State Budget Office Contact Information
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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SBO Director: Chris Harkins
Director Harkins is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the state's $70 billion budget and oversees CEPI, OFM, OIAS, and SIGMA. Prior to serving in the State Budget Office, Director Harkins served as Director of the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency where he managed the Fiscal Agency and its staff and ensured that the informational and fiscal needs of the members of the Michigan Senate were met. He also worked at Jackson National Life as a Senior Policy Advisor, and spent the preceding decade employed in various roles in state government, most recently within SBO where he served as Director of OHHS.
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SBO Deputy Director: Kyle Guerrant
Kyle Guerrant serves as the Deputy State Budget Director and has worked in various capacities in state government for 20 years. Prior to serving in the State Budget Office, he served as the Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations at the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and as Michigan’s State School Reform Officer in an interim role in 2018. Previously, Mr. Guerrant was the Director of the Office of School Support Services at the department, and the Acting Manager of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program at the Michigan Department of Community Health. Kyle earned a Bachelor’s (BA) in Psychology (Child Development) from Long Island University, and his Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan, and completed Michigan State University’s Educational Policy Fellowship Program.
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Director of SIGMA Operations: Ruth Schwartz
Director Schwartz oversees SIGMA Operations and Support. Ruth has over 20 years of experience with the State. Prior to serving as the Director of Project SIGMA, Ruth served as the Director of Payroll and Tax Reporting for 10 years. In addition, her experience includes serving as the Payroll Team Lead for the HRMN implementation and she began her career with the Office of the Auditor General conducting financial and performance audits. Mid-career, Ruth spent approximately 3 years in the private sector as a Senior Manager of Audit, Business and Technology Consulting with a regional CPA firm serving a variety of industries. Ruth is a registered CPA and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Davenport University.
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Director of Office of Financial Management: Heather Boyd
Director Boyd oversees the operations of the OFM, including issuance of enterprise-wide policies and procedures related to financial management and payroll; oversight of the state's centralized financial management and payroll systems; issuance of the State of Michigan Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, W-2 statements for state employees, 1099 forms for state vendors, and other financial, payroll and special purpose reports. Prior to serving as the Director of OFM, Heather served as the Director of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Division for 3 years. In addition, her experience includes serving as the Business Integration Lead for Project SIGMA and 17 years of performing and overseeing financial and performance audits at the Office of the Auditor General. Heather is a CPA and holds a BBA in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.
Pursuant to section 238 of PA 166 of 2022, the State Budget Office posts this notice that it has adopted a hybrid policy that includes in-person, remote, and alternative work arrangements. The department or agency has the authority to assign and schedule its employees and determine their work location. This policy also provides for work options contingent upon the operational needs of the department or agency. Approval is at the discretion of the department or agency and can be changed or rescinded based upon operational needs. The policy includes which positions may qualify for a work option, how to request one and the requirements necessary for approval.
State Budget Office
111 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48922