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State Human Resources Division

Performs a variety of functions including overall administration of the state's human resources operations for state employees.

The 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, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), payroll administration, benefits administration, classification and compensation, drug testing, central recruiting, training and development, workforce planning, process improvement and employee records maintenance.


Shane Black

Deputy Director

Office of Benefit Administration Services

The office provides high quality, cost-effective benefits for state employees and their dependents.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion assists state agencies with the embrace of diversity and inclusion on their path to establishing equity in state government services. The 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. 

Office of HR Operations

The office serves as the focal point for all enterprise human resources operations, including the administration of payroll, state services, records, and Drug-Free Workplace. This office is also the front-line support for all customers of the OAKS HCM module and provides planning, design and configuration functions for enterprise-facing HR systems.

Office of LeanOhio

LeanOhio works to make government services in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. Using the improvement methods of Lean and Six Sigma, Ohio's state agencies are cutting red tape, removing inefficiencies, improving customer service, and achieving measurable results. 

Office of 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.