Division of Personnel Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Personnel Management (DPM) provides centralized and decentralized Human Resources leadership for the State of Wisconsin Government Executive Branch agencies, comprised of over 20 state agencies, supporting 30,000+ employees. DPM oversees all state human resources functions including the state civil service system, labor relations, payroll and benefits administration, workforce relations, HR information systems administration and management, policy administration, classification and compensation, the state's affirmative action, equity, and inclusion programs, and provides training and development to employees, supervisors, and agency leaders statewide. The Division's goal is to ensure state government is equipped with a talented and diverse workforce to provide the best possible service to the public.​

COVID-19 Information

Information for state employees in preparation for COVID-19 is no​w available​.

Job Seekers

Interested in State employment but don't know where to start?  The State of Wisconsin has much to offer our workforce and as the State's central HR office, we have lots of information to share.  Click here to begin.

Compensation Plan

The 2021-2023 State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan is now available.  The Joint Committee on Employment Relations approved the Comp Plan on December 22, 2021.  Negotiated contracts for Trades were also approved.  ​

News to Know​​


January 10, 2022:  The Division of Personnel Management pleased to announce the 2022 State of Wisconsin Human Resources Conference! The conference will be held May 5-6, 2022, with speakers presenting at breakout sessions on Thursday, May 5 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. You are invited to submit a proposal to present at this year's conference using this form​. Presentation proposals will be accepted until Monday, February 21, 2022. See the proposal form for more details!

​​December 7, 2021: ​The 2022 State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program application period closed January 31, 2022. To keep up-to-date on the program's happenings Click Here!

​​October 19, 2021:​​ Join us in celebrating this year's Diversity and Virginia Hart Award Winners​ on Friday, October 29th at 1:00pm via Zoom.  More information found HERE.

January 1, 2021 : The State of Wisconsin Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is now managed by Kepro.  Visit the EAP web portal at https://sowi.mylifeexpert.com​ for more information or call the Kepro at 833-539-7285. To receive the company code to access the web portal, please send an email to doaeapprogram@wisconsin.gov​​​​​​

March 11, 2020: Information for state employees in preparation for COVID-19 is no​w available​.

 November 8, 2019: The Division of Personnel Management has submitted the proposed 2019-21 State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan and the tentative agreements for Trades and WLEA to the Joint Committee on Employment Relations. Click here for mor​e info​rmation.​​​​

​May 6, 2019:  The STAR Human Resource System has a new Fluid Interface!  Fluid replaces the previous menu-driven style and provides a more intuitive and modern interface.  See the Fluid Employee Self Service Quick Start Guide and Introduction Video for more information.

Se​ptember 17, 2018:  Applications are now available for the Enterprise Management Development Academy (EMDA).  Learn more....​​

August 1, 2018:  Updated Administrative Rules for ER and ER-MRS


The State of Wisconsin's first report reviewing impact on recruitment and hiring following the 2015 Act 150 is now available here or on the Statistics/Data/Reports page und​er Public Resources.