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Talent Management

Workforce and Succession Planning Classification and Compensation Talent Acquisition
Learning and Talent Development Talent Acquisition Performance Management and Development

Debora Branham
State Talent Management Director

What is Talent Management?

Talent Management is an approach to optimizing human resources, which enables our organizations to drive short and long-term results by building culture, engagement, and capability through the integration of major processes such as classification and compensation, talent acquisition, performance management, workforce and succession planning, learning and development, to ensure processes are aligned to enterprise business goals.


To deliver quality services, customized support, and innovative solutions to agency customers and stakeholders in the areas of: Classification and Compensation; Talent Acquisition; Performance Management and Development; Learning and Talent Development; and Workforce and Succession Planning.


Provide best-in-class talent management services through collaborative partnerships to support agency customers.



Classification and Compensation

Classification and Compensation

This group manages the classification plan for centralized and decentralized agencies statewide. The unit is also responsible for establishing and maintaining the state compensation philosophy and associated pay schedules. Additionally, the group reviews position descriptions for centralized agencies (not including the boards and commissions served by the DAS Central Service Agency); conducts position audits, reviews Position Specific Minimum Qualification (PSMQ) requests; conducts position description (PD) compliance reviews for PD decentralized agencies; collects information on employment and wage trends; responds to salary surveys requests and provides consultative and training services to agency customers.

Maggie Toal, Administrator 




Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition

This unit supports State of Ohio departments (agencies, boards and commissions) in advancing talent acquisition strategies and practices to attract, recruit and retain talent. The unit tracks and analyzes enterprise recruitment and retention metrics to identify trends and make recommendations. The unit also provides consultation, resources, technical support and training on the effective use of the Ohio Hiring Management System’s (OHMS) RecruitOnboard Software.

The unit is responsible for managing and maintaining the Careers and Total Rewards websites, as well as the State of Ohio’s LinkedIn (LI) Career page. In addition, the unit offers guidance to departments on creating/enhancing their respective LinkedIn Company Page and oversees the process of affiliating company pages to the State of Ohio’s LinkedIn Career Page.

Kitty Hollingshead Mancil, HCM Manager



RecruitOnboard@das.ohio.gov (Agencies)

Careers@das.ohio.gov (Applicants)

Performance Management and Development

Performance Management and Development

This group administers the state's annual performance evaluation system (i.e., ePerformance), the appeals process for classified employees, consults with agencies on issues involving performance management and provides training opportunities for managers and supervisors as well as employees. In addition, they provide support tools and resources for succession planning.

Ray Justice, HCM Manager




Learning and Talent Development

Learning and Talent Development

The Learning and Talent Development (LTD) team provides enterprise-wide professional and leadership development opportunities to state employees to support our customer agencies in developing a high performance workforce. Also, the team administers the exempt Employee Development Fund (EDF) program. Through this program, exempt employees have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills via academic growth and development.

Debora Branham, Administrator





Workforce and Succession Planning

This unit is responsible for maintaining the enterprise workforce and succession planning directive, setting standardized indicators, and collection and analysis of agency data to report trends and forecast needs and/or solutions.

Ray Justice, HCM Manager





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