Matt Schueller to Serve as Acting OSI Chief Deputy Director

Matt Schueller will serve as Acting OSI Chief Deputy Director as the organization conducts a recruitment for the permanent appointment.  Matt has been with OSI for 9 years – starting with a position within the SAWS project in 2008.   Since 2015, he has served OSI as the Deputy Director, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  His responsibilities in this role have included the following service areas: Financial and Legislative Services, Human Resources, Acquisition and Contracting Services and the Information Technology Office.

Peter Kelly has decided to step down as OSI Chief Deputy to seek new opportunities for his career, although he has agreed to stay with the agency a while longer to help the Child Welfare Digital Services project achieve its first release of working code to county child welfare workers.  The functionality of this release planned for early February is being referred to as the “Snapshot.”

Rebecca Stilling to Serve as OSI Acting Director

As OSI Director John Boule recently announced his departure, effective Dec. 22, Rebecca Stilling will serve as Acting OSI Director until a permanent director is selected through the Governor’s Office appointment process.

Rebecca’s extensive experience in state government positions her well to lead OSI. Most recently, She was appointed by Governor Brown as Deputy Director and Chief of the California Department of Technology Office of Statewide Project Delivery. During her tenure, she oversaw and guided the planning, procurement and project execution of the state’s most complex IT projects.

Prior to her work at California Department of Technology, Rebecca served as the Deputy Director of the Technology Services Division and Chief Information Officer of the California Department of Child Support Services.

With Dec. 22 as his last day at OSI, Boule has accepted a new position as Executive Director of the California Automated Consortium Eligibility System (CalACES) Project.

OSI Volunteers for Fire Relief Effort

The devastating wildfires of early October 2017 resulted great loss of life and property in the Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa areas. There has been a pressing need to help the survivors with a wide range of basic assistance needs as they start to rebuild.

OSI responded to requests for help from CalHR asking for staff to assist at a jobs booth at both the Napa Valley and Sonoma Local Assistance Centers.

These centers have hosted a variety of entities providing services to fire survivors. Federal, State, and local government agencies have been in attendance along with community based organizations. At the Napa Local Assistance Center, there were 28 different agencies providing services and information to fire survivors.

Over the past two weeks, Shauna Pompei worked at Sonoma location. Maria Wages, Tamara Polen, and Matt Schueller worked at the Napa location.

While the focus was on job openings in Sonoma, Napa, and surrounding counties, it was a wonderful opportunity to talk to people about state service. There was assistance for the CalCareers website (jobs.ca.gov) and a variety of handouts (list of classifications based on education level, “How to Get a State Job” flyer, listing of online assessments, STD. 678 paper applications, etc.)

Even more powerful was the opportunity to hear from the survivors, about what they had lost and their resiliency to get back to daily life. It was very moving experience.