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Administrative Support Division

April 01, 2022 | About

The Administrative Services Division encompasses the Director’s Office, which sets strategic direction for the agency and four offices that provide agency management and support services.


Ben Boettcher

Chief Financial Officer

Denise DePalma

Chief Legal Counsel

Allie Harris

Legislative Liaison

Sandra Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer

Laura Pietenpol

Chief Data Officer

Melissa Vince

Director of Communications

Office of the Chief Data Officer

The Chief Data Officer leads DAS' work to build and implement a sustainable strategy for all data management and analytics activities to drive results in the state.

Office of Communications

The DAS Office of Communications provides a wide array of internal and external communications services that support the agency's mission to provide quality service, specialized support and innovative solutions for the effective operation of Ohio government.

Office of Employee Services

The Office of Employee Services serves employees and applicants of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services in a variety of human resources functions, including payroll, benefits, recruitment, performance management, labor and employee relations, equal employment and diversity initiatives, strategic/workforce planning and more.

Office of Finance

The Office of Finance provides budget, fiscal, financial reporting, DAS asset management, compliance and audit management, finance policy and financial information services to the operating divisions of the agency.

The Financial Management Unit handles all functions related to State-Wide Cost Allocation Plan/disbursements, financial reporting, finance policy, audit oversight, allotment development, budget development, budget operations and rate management. Additional responsibilities extend to day-to-day budget analysis support and special project/scenario development. The Fiscal Operations Unit coordinates inventory and asset management, accounts payable and accounts receivable responsibilities in in addition to procurement activity and operations related for all DAS divisions.

Office of Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services supports the mission of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services by providing services to advance and protect the legal responsibilities and rights of the department through the development of solutions designed to minimize legal liabilities.

The Chief Legal Counsel also serves as the department’s Chief Ethics Officer. Full legal services are provided and include assisting the Ohio Attorney General in trial preparation and discovery, advising on administrative rules and statutory requirements and providing recommendations on procurement, construction management, labor and human resources matters.

Base Inventory of Regulatory Restrictions

This Base of Inventory Regulatory Restrictions lists the administrative rules of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services containing regulatory restrictions. This inventory is posted in accordance with Section 121.95 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Office of Legislative Affairs

The Office of Legislative Affairs monitors legislation and engages with legislators and other stakeholders.