7501 Department of Human Resources
Program Descriptions


The Human Resource Management Division's main objectives are to:

  • Provide human resource services, including the development of policy relative to classification and compensation standards and consulting with departments and agencies on position allocation, effective personnel management practices, workforce planning, and statewide training.

  • Administer the Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act, develop and administer tests, administer the on-line examination and certification system, provide statewide equal employment opportunity policy and guidance, provide medical and psychological screening services, and maintain a listing of certified administrative hearing and medical examination interpreters for use in California hearings and proceedings.

  • Represent the Governor as the "employer" in contract negotiations with the state's 21 bargaining units and set pay and benefits for employees excluded from the collective bargaining process, including: supervisors, managers, executives, and confidential employees.

  • Represent the Governor, state agencies, and departments in all matters pertaining to labor relations, personnel and discipline, wage and hour claims, and employment law.