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The Human Resources Division, within the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, performs a variety of functions including overall administration of the state's human resources operations for state employees. This division provides services and information to state employees and assists state agencies in conducting their human resource functions. Services are offered in the areas of policy development, payroll administration, benefits administration, classification and compensation, drug testing, central recruiting, training and development, workforce planning, and records maintenance.

Leadership Team

Peter Renner, Deputy Director - 614-728-9154 /
Lisa Barna, Executive Assistant - 614-728-0732 /

Office of Benefits Administration Services
This office provides state employees with high quality, cost-effective benefits. BAS solicits, procures and manages State of Ohio employee benefit services from commercial vendors of insurance products including medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, and health management services. BAS also coordinates the administration of workers' compensation, COBRA, disability and benefits communications for all state agencies.

Anthony Bonofiglio, Deputy Director - 614-466-5788 / 

Office of Collective Bargaining/Labor Relations and Human Resources Policy Section
The Office of Collective Bargaining is primarily responsible for developing and directing the state’s labor relations policy as well as performing a variety of services in conjunction with labor contract negotiation and administration. Statutorily, the Office of Collective Bargaining serves as the principle representative of the State of Ohio as an employer and negotiates all of the state’s labor contracts. The office services state agencies, boards and commissions, offering technical assistance and expertise to agency management staff as well as coordinating dispute resolution statewide.

This section provides consultation to agency customers in the areas of labor relations and human resources, including contract administration, statewide human resources policy implementation, and provides training to HRD and customer agencies on both labor and human resources related topics. This section also assists state advocates with mediation and arbitration, handles State Employment Relations Board (SERB) matters on behalf of state agencies and provides support during the collective bargaining process. The Labor Relations and Human Resources Section works with HRD to enhance HR-related communication on enterprise projects, as well as monitoring new and pending legislation for impact on statewide collective bargaining and human resources.

Aimee Szczerbacki, Policy Administrator – 614-995-3459 / 

Office of Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, assists agencies to embrace diversity & inclusion on their path to establishing equity is State government services. The State diversity and inclusion team focuses on providing support around the State’s greatest asset, its employees, to create inclusive work culture that promotes the best and most equitable public service. The office handles compliance, education, and enforcement for the State enterprise on all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Major Initiatives include: 

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning, including affirmative action and disability inclusion planning
  • Federal compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO-4 Reporting) and the American’s with Disabilities Act
  • State compliance with State equal employment opportunity policy and program, as well as disability inclusion and ADA reasonable accommodation process
  • State equal employment opportunity policy enforcement and management of State’s internal discrimination complaint system
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training, including large scale Institutes and conferences, on-eemand education for agencies, and online education for staff and management

Jennifer Adair, Deputy Director /

Office of HR Operations
This office is responsible for all functions supported by the OAKS HCM module and for providing direct assistance to agency HR, Benefits and Payroll staff; including: personnel action processing, certification lists, statewide employee records, state payroll processing, statewide benefits processing, statewide drug testing and the reconciliation and funding of all Payroll deductions including retirement, medical, dental vision and other payroll related deductions.  This office also serves as front-line support for all customers of the OAKS HCM module as well as provides planning, design and configuration functions for multiple, enterprise-facing Human Resources programs which include: Payroll, Position Management and HR, Benefits, Enterprise Learning Management, HR Reporting and HR system security approvals.

Employment Verifications: 614-466-7553 /
Aaron White, Deputy Director - 614-752-2536 /

Office of LeanOhio
This office leads and supports efforts to make state government services simpler, faster, better and less costly. This is accomplished by helping state agencies learn and use the principles of Lean and Six Sigma to focus on priorities, identify and remove waste, create processes that flow efficiently and meet customer needs. LeanOhio provides diagnostic expertise to help agencies thoroughly understand their process-related problems to ensure that recommended next steps are ideally suited for a given situation. This office facilitates major Lean events, such as week-long Kaizen events, to transform high-priority processes and achieve significant measurable improvements. This office also provides services to expand, support, and leverage the LeanOhio network which includes hundreds of employees from state agencies, boards, and commissions who have completed training and participated in Lean events and other improvement projects.

Michael Buerger, Administrator - 614-466-6023 /

Office of Talent Management
This office provides support and solutions to agency customers by supporting compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, regulations and contractual obligations such as classification, compensation, civil service and proficiency testing as well as supporting a variety of tasks related to workforce planning, recruitment, hiring, advertisement, screening and performance management at a statewide level. This office also provides enterprise-wide educational and professional development opportunities to state employees to support our customer agencies in developing a high performance workforce in addition to administering the exempt employee educational program and employee educational development programs.

Peter Renner, Deputy Director - 614-728-9154 /

General Contact

30 E. Broad St., 28th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-466-8857 or 800-409-1205

Employment Verifications: 614-466-7553

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