Government and Community Relations

Who We Are

The Department of Government and Community Relations (GCR) provides agency administration services including the administration of workforce investment funding and policies, assistance with State and federal audits, contracts administration, information technology support services, and provision of welfare fraud prevention services.

GCR also provides the following administrative support services: child care, community affairs, disaster preparedness and emergency management, immigrant relations, legislative and budget analysis, program evaluations, public information, strategic planning, and research.

Assistant Agency Director

Anissa Basoco-Villarreal


  • Alameda County Workforce Development Board

    Provides employers and job seekers with universal access to tools, resources, and services that assist with obtaining employment and business goals.

  • Information Systems & Program Integrity Division

    Provides Agency staff the tools and support needed to navigate a client’s respective case management system(s) and is responsible for the implementation of new technology systems and services as well as the maintenance and operations of existing systems.

    Ensures that clients receive all benefits to which they are entitled while enhancing the integrity of SSA’s programs. 


  • Office of Policy

    Provides fund development, legislative and budget analysis, and decision-making support resources for the Agency.

  • Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations

    Advises department executives and the Agency Director on all aspects of media relations and communications issues. The Office also informs the community about the Agency’s operations and activities, including key initiatives and legal mandates.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Child Care

    Provides child care subsidies for children 0 to 12 years of age and are made available to eligible families on a time-limited basis.

  • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

    Supports the Agency and community in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters or emergencies.

  • Immigrant Relations

    Provides education and resources that help local governments, community partners, and other entities understand the issues, needs, and contributions of immigrants.