Division of Personnel Management

The Division of Personnel Management (DPM) provides leadership and support to other state agencies in human resources management. DPM oversees the state civil service system, manages employment relations, develops and maintains the state classification and compensation systems, and leads the state's affirmative action and equal opportunity employment programs. Our ultimate goal is to ensure state government is equipped with a talented and diverse workforce to provide the best possible service to the public.

Current Employees

As our most valuable asset, DPM has begun an initiative to ensure our employees understand their pay, benefits, and the civil service system.  The DPM website has been redesigned to feature employee and manager based information in addition to our traditional HR community information.  Look for continued updates in the coming months.

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 2017-2019 State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan is now available.  The Joint Committee on Employment Relations approved the Comp Plan on February 14, 2018.  Negotiated contracts were also approved. 

News to Know





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 under Public Resources.


DPM is updating administrative rules to conform to the 2015 Act 150 statutory changes.  A public hearing on these rules will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Department of Administration from 1-4pm.

Shared Services


The 2017-2019 State of Wisconsin budget, passed in September of 2017, included the HR shared services initiative which moves all HR functions from most state agencies to the Division of Personnel Management (DPM) effective July 1, 2018.  Excluded agencies include: Departments of Employee Trust Funds, Justice, Military Affairs, Public Instruction; the Office of the State Public Defender; and the Wisconsin Technical College System.  DPM will grow from approximately 50 employees to more than 400 under the new initiative. 

The budget provision does not require any position reductions but does require DPM to produce $2.8 million in savings by the June 2019. DPM is currently working with the Shared Services Executive Council and the HR Leadership Council on implementation plans.

Additional information will be available shortly.