About Us

The Department of Personnel & Administration provides government agencies the ability to focus their resources on delivering quality services to Colorado citizens. 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. DPA's expansive knowledge-base and values of integrity, teamwork, responsiveness, transparency, and service guide daily operations.

The State of Colorado employee workforce data snapshot page provides State of Colorado personnel statistics at a glance.


 DPA provides centralized authority by creating rules, policies, and technical guidance to State Government.

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Employee Compensation
  • Design & Construction
  • Hiring
  • Leasing & Real Estate Transactions
  • Performance
  • Personal Service Agreements
  • Procurement & Contracting
  • Recordkeeping
  • Tax Reporting

 DPA provides centralized services needed for government to function efficiently and effectively.

  • Employee Benefits
  • Capitol Complex Facilities Management
  • Central Collections
  • CORE Operations
  • Data Verification
  • Fleet Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Mail Processing & Delivery
  • Motor Pool
  • Payroll
  • Print Operations
  • Scanning

 DPA provides centralized programs that provide valuable services to Colorado residents and State employees.

  • Address Confidentiality Program
  • Administrative Courts
  • Archives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Risk Management
  • Training & Development


Kara Veitch was selected by Governor Jared Polis in February 2019 to serve as State Personnel Director and Executive Director of the Department of Personnel & Administration. 


Tobin Follenweider serves as the Deputy Executive Director. His career focus is connecting staff to strategic outcomes through eliminating silos, improving processes, increasing workplace resources, and celebrating successes.

Organizational Chart

Organization chart showing that six divisions report to the executive director's office. The constitutionally independent State Personnel Board is represented off to the side.

Website Support

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