They will soon have a new home in Augusta that will also be the first major addition to the state house complex in almost 50 years.
It's the beginning of a new chapter for the department of health and human services organization with a groundbreaking celebration of its new headquarters.
This is the first major addition to the state capitol complex since the early 1970's.
Governor LePage said "It's been incredible getting rid of this eye sore and putting a nice building in here and consolidating the campus so the state employees can be closer together."
President of Landry french construction Denis Landry said "It has been a little while coming. It took a while for proposals to be submitted and evaluated the design faze took a while to get done and now we've got the opportunity to get some boots on the ground and start working."
Building the new facility is also giving local construction workers an opportunity for jobs.
"Always good when we could keep the work here in Maine for Maine employees and Maine contractors" said Landry.
Officials say the current DHHS building is a dated facility.
Commissioner, department of health and human services Ricker Hamilton said "Almost daily it seems to run into one operational issue or another."
The construction of this facility is a consolidation of various offices into just one building.
"Our workers are dependent on many offices working collaboratively. This new space makes it easier for them to connect and in turn create a more efficient and effective health and human services system. This opportunity gives us a chance to create a more efficient work environment reinvigorating the employees excitement for their jobs" said Hamilton.