Daniel Dunlap – Director, Bureau of Administrative Services
Daniel E. Dunlap was appointed director of the Bureau of Administrative Services in November 2018. As bureau director, Dunlap has oversight of the agency’s divisions of Contracts and Procurement, Budget, Licensing, and Office Services. These divisions provide operational areas of activity for purchasing, fiscal management, contracting, warehousing, automotive fleet management, and non-law enforcement apparel. He is responsible for managing and implementing Pennsylvania’s Automated Licensing System (PALS).
Previously Dunlap served as the Game Commission’s division chief for Fiscal Management. Dunlap managed the Commission’s annual budget, budgeting for 686 full-time positions as well as directing the interpretation of budget policy and budget submission. Prior to working for the Game Commission, Dunlap was the section chief for the Department of Public Welfare in the Office of Income Maintenance. Dunlap was responsible for more than two billion dollars of Commonwealth funds, which covered programs for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Food Stamps, and the Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief. Dunlap’s Commonwealth experience is extensive having worked with the Department of Public Welfare Office of Child Development and Early Learning; Office of Children, Youth and Families; the Public Health and Human Services Comptroller Office; the State Employees Retirement Office; and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He has more than 21 years of Commonwealth knowledge, background, and budgeting experience.
A native to Dauphin County, he graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1996 with an associate degree in Business Administration. Dunlap was recently nominated to participate in the Leadership Development Institute, which is based on meritorious performance, commitment to public service, and demonstrating characteristics of professional growth. Dunlap graduated from the Leadership program in November 2018.
Dunlap is married and has a daughter. He is an active member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoys various outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and coaching soccer.