Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration

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Department of Personnel and Administration
Department overview
Jurisdiction Colorado
Department executive
  • Kara Veitch, Executive Director
Website colorado.gov/dpa

The Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) is the principal department of the Colorado state government [1] responsible for statewide human resources and other support functions. [2]

The Government of Colorado is the governmental structure as established by the Constitution of the State of Colorado. It is composed of three branches: the executive branch headed by the Governor, the legislative branch consisting of the General Assembly, and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court and lower courts. The constitution also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall and ratification.

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Structure

DPA includes the: [2]

DivisionDescription
Division of Central Services (DCS)
  • Maintains the Colorado State Capitol complex. [3]
  • Administers the Address Confidentiality Program, Integrated Document Solutions program, and State Fleet Management program. [3]
Division of Finance and Procurement (DFP)
  • Composed of Central Collection Services, the State Purchasing Office (PROCUREMENTColorado) and the COMPASS e-procurement system. [4]
Division of Human Resources (DHR)
  • Responsible for the oversight of all state agency human resources functions and total compensation including maintaining the statewide employment, job evaluation and pay systems. [5]
  • Responsible for the self-funded benefits system including health, life, dental and deferred compensation for eligible employees. [5]
  • Responsible for the state's business risk and loss control programs, including all property insurance, liability and worker's compensation. [5]
Office of the State Controller (OSC)
Division of Statewide Programs Colorado Office of Administrative Courts (OAC)
  • Colorado's centralized administrative court system, who's administrative law judges decides workers' compensation, human services, licensing, and a variety of other cases. [6]
Office of the State Architect (OSA)
  • Responsible for the administration of state funded capital construction projects, prioritization and recommendation of controlled maintenance project requests, setting code policy and compliance for all state-owned buildings, managing the emergency controlled maintenance fund, setting policy on energy management for existing and new facilities, and oversight for leasing and real estate transactions. [7]
  • The Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources have program oversight of their construction projects. [7]
Colorado State Archives
Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
Colorado State Personnel Board (SPB)
  • Makes rules governing the state personnel system and hears appeals by applicants and employees in the state personnel system. [8]

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References

  1. C.R.S. § 24-1-110
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