About the Division of Human Resources

The Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources (DHR) provides decentralized human resources for the State of Colorado. DHR is responsible for the oversight of all state agency human resources functions and total compensation including maintaining the statewide employment, job evaluation and pay systems. Additionally, the Division is responsible for the self-funded benefits system including health, life, dental and deferred compensation for 38,000 eligible employees covering 44,000 lives and the state's business risk and loss control programs including all property insurance, liability and worker's compensation.


About State HR Offices

State agencies and institutions of higher education have their own HR Offices which are responsible for the day-to-day management of internal personnel functions such as:

  • selection
  • job evaluation 
  • compensation 
  • benefits administration
  • orientation
  • performance management
  • employee recognition
  • dispute resolution
  • training coordination

Employees and supervisors are encouraged to first contact their agency HR Office or Department Benefit Administrators with questions and issues.