To further the legislative intent of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and Government Code Section 11545(b)(3), the purpose of this Information Technology Policy Letter (ITPL) is to reduce energy consumption by state agencies thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and to minimize overlap, redundancy and cost in state operations by promoting the efficient and effective use of information technology (IT).
In addition, this policy reinforces the intent of Management Memo 09-04 in applying energy efficient management practices during normal and emergency operations, and supports the compliance reporting requirement included in Executive Order (EO) S-03-10.
Specifically, this ITPL:
- Establishes a policy for California state government which requires power management and shutdown of desktop and laptop computing devices, thin client devices, printers, copiers, scanners, and monitors.
- Establishes a requirement of compliance reporting by departments.
- Defines exemptions to this policy.