Divisions & Offices

The divisions and offices that fall under the authority of the Department of Personnel & Administration are listed below.

Division of Human Resources

The Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources (DHR) provides decentralized human resources for the Colorado state government. 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 benefits system including health, life, disability, dental, and vision for all eligible employees.

Division of State Property

The Division of State Property was created to focus on one of the the department’s most vital functions: managing State-owned property. The Division leverages the expertise within the Division of Capital Assets (DCA), the Office of State Architect (OSA), and the Public Private Partnership (P3) Collaboration Unit.

The Division of State Property will:

  • Create a structure that facilitates future asset consolidation
  • Increase flexibility to respond to change (e.g. capital accounts, appropriations, flex space, increased efficiency wit government operations)
  • Serve as a single point of contact for State property-related issues
  • Eliminate silos (e.g. leasing and building management, P3 and planning, etc.)
  • Coordinate strategic outcomes across all three units
  • Provide statewide oversight and guidance for the acquisition, construction, utilization, management, and any disposal of State assets
  • Increase efficiency and consistency of processes
  • Leverage expertise and increases strategic and operational capacity
  • Provide centralized services

Division of Capital Assets 

The Division of Capital Assets (DCA) manages Capitol Complex Facilities Management (CCF) and State Fleet Management (SFM) which provide leased building space, facility management, building security and identification programs, employee parking, ceremonial flag requests and special event permits for the public, vehicle call center, short-term vehicle rentals (Motor Pool), and vehicle acquisition and lifecycle management.

Office of the State Architect

The Office of the State Architect (OSA) is statutorily responsible for the administration of state funded planning, construction, energy conservation and real estate transactions at state agencies and institutions of higher education. Additional responsibilities include: establishing policies and procedures, providing technical support and training, recommending the annual controlled maintenance statewide budget and state agency capital construction budget requests to the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the Capital Development Committee of the general assembly.

Division of Central Services

The Division of Central Services (DCS) provides a diverse set of services that include legal substitute address and confidential mail forwarding services for survivors of domestic violence; design, imaging, mail, delivery, and print management services; and managing, collecting, preserving, and providing access to state and local government records.

Office of the State Controller

Visit the Office of the State Controller (OSC) for financial reports, central payroll, fiscal rules & procedures, and more.

Office of Administrative Courts

The Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) is Colorado's centralized administrative court system. 

Executive Director's Office

There are five internal service units that support the Executive Director's Office for the Department of Personnel & Administration: Accounting, Budget Policy & Analysis, Contracts & Procurement, Communications, and Human Resources.