What We Do

The Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) provides government agencies the ability to focus their resources on delivering quality services to Coloradoans. The Department collaborates with employees, agencies, vendors, and citizens to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions that further the State's ability to conduct its business.

Vision Statement

To create a Colorado for all by enabling the consistent and seamless delivery of quality government services



Mission Statement

Enabling the success of state government through efficiency, collaboration, and innovation



DPA Core Values

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Contributing to an maintaining a consciously unbiased environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and valued as individuals while building a Colorado for All.

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Being helpful, useful, timely, and efficient in our actions, results, and communication.

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Collaborating with and empowering each other to achieve success.

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Being honest and fair in our work and relationships.

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Engaging and following through in a way that promotes respect, energy, creativity, and adaptability.

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Operating with accountability, clarity, and ethics in a way that builds and sustains trust.


What's New

November 16, 2022
The URL to the State’s online checkbook – TOPS (Transparency Online Project) has been updated in the footers of all State webpages managed by Colorado Interactive. The new URL is: https://data.colorado.gov/stories/s/fjyf-bdat
June 29, 2022
The Capitol is open Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00. Free guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Capitol tours are limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis.  All tours begin at the Visitor Information Desk, north side, first floor. 
June 16, 2022
DPA is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race or national origin. In compliance with Federal requirements, DPA has submitted the Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report to the U.S. Department of Justice.