Effective October 1, 2011, legislation went into effect to consolidate state agencies. This legislation created the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and transferred the policy portion of Human Resources to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) under the Office of the State Human Resources (HR) Director.
Read more about the consolidation.
Providing HR Support to State Government
DES and OFM jointly maintain this site as the central source of human resource information for Washington state government.
Together, these two agencies provide a full range of human resource services and leadership to support state agencies, higher education institutions, state employees, and—in some instances—other public sector and non-profit organizations.
Office of the State Human Resources Director
The State HR Director is responsible for all HR policy functions, including:
Department of Enterprise Services
The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) provides the following HR services to state government, state employees, and job seekers: