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 inclusivity, 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
  • CORE Operations
  • Data Verification
  • Fleet Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Mail Processing & Delivery
  • Motor Pool
  • Labor Relations
  • 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


  • Tony Gherardini was appointed to Governor Polis' Cabinet as the Executive Director of the Department of Personnel & Administration near the end of 2021.
  • Tobin Follenweider serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Operations. 
  • Heather Velasquez serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Administration.

Website Support

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