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The five state agencies in the Administration secretariat manage the Commonwealth’s buildings and grounds, administer employee policies and benefits, oversee elections, safeguard human rights, work to improve manager-employee relations in state government, direct state funds to constitutional officers, and oversee the Commonwealth's information technology.

Mantle, a tribute to Virginia’s Indian tribes

April 17th, 2018 — Governor Ralph Northam today joined chiefs of Virginia's native tribes, the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission, and the Virginia Capitol Foundation for a dedication ceremony for Mantle, a permanent tribute to Virginia’s Indian tribes erected on the grounds of Capitol Square. Mantle recognizes the lasting legacy and significance of American Indians in the Commonwealth.

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OnTheSquareVA is a series of activities designed to get state employees up and moving and enjoying Capitol Square while engaging with their coworkers.

OnTheSquareVA includes running and walking clubs, weekly food trucks, a scavenger hunt, a photo contest, animal adoption/walks around the Square, farmers' markets, events at the Executive Mansion and many other activities.

Some events will be held after hours to give employees time to socialize without the time constraints of the workday. Others are intended to bring families to the Square. Nearly all activities are free and most do not require advanced registration.