Secretary’s Office

The 4 C’s: Saving Money and Energy

January 7, 2021

In a day where worldwide energy consumption is at an all-time high, the State of Arkansas is doing its part to become more energy responsible. The Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) Division of Building Authority (DBA) maintains and operates a portfolio of over 1.4 million square feet.

TSS 3rd Annual Holiday Celebration

December 17, 2021

Well, well, well, (or should we say Ho, Ho, Ho?), it’s that time again! Time for the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) family to come together and celebrate the holiday season and the end of 2021.

Don’t Wait! Use Your FSA Funds Before The End Of The Year

December 10, 2021

The end of the year typically brings holiday parties, shopping, cooking, a vast to-do list, and sometimes, stress. Remembering to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds is probably not on the top of that to-do list but it should be. Why? FSA funds over $550 do not roll over year to year. 

Ann Purvis’s Lasting Impression On State Government

December 3, 2021

Many people desire to have a career they can look back on with pride and a profound sense of knowing they made an impact on their workplace, fellow co-workers, and in the community. For Ann Purvis, this desire has become a reality that many in State government can attest to.

Receive your W2 Faster Next Tax Season by Enrolling Online

November 26, 2021

A new year usually brings new goals, new opportunities, new traditions, and… taxes. Yep, that’s right. Taxes. We know the drill. You wait for your W2 to come in the mail so you can process your tax return with your accountant or online. But what if we told you there was a better way?

TSS Thanksgiving Food Drive Competition

November 19, 2021

The holidays are typically a time of giving and generosity. This year the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) hosted our second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Competition by partnering with Arkansas Foodbank. All eight divisions within TSS competed to gather the highest number of nonperishable goods to feed hungry families in our state, and as usual, our employees did not disappoint!

The Wall of Honor: Honoring Our TSS Veterans

November 11, 2021

There are around 19 million United States veterans. That is approximately 17% of the entire United States population. You most likely know one, know of one, or have one in your family. TSS is lucky enough to get to work alongside 46 of them.  Spanning across most military branches, we wanted to find a way to honor our veterans in a very visual way.

The History of the Winthrop Rockefeller Building

November 5, 2021

The Winthrop Rockefeller Building has been the home base to the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) since our founding in 2019. The building has seen many tenants come and go over its 66-year lifespan, and its rich history makes us wish that “walls could talk.” As we dove into the details of The Rockefeller Building, we learned a lot about its fascinating past.

5 Tips for Shopping at State Surplus on Public Sale Days

October 22, 2021

Arkansas State Surplus, also known by the name Marketing & Redistribution (M&R), is a section of the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS). State Surplus oversees the sale of state property from one state entity, local government, or non-profit to another, as well as the public.

Welcome to EPIC Stories from Transformation

October 21, 2021

When you think of government communications, you most likely think of press releases and maybe a few social media posts here and there. We get it. It is not the most intriguing information all the time. Here at the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS), we want to change that.




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