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.


Organizational Chart

Six main departments of DPA plus their units

Website Support

DPA also provides website support to the following entity: