HR governance

Governance committees and councils

The HR community utilizes a structure of working committees to facilitate and coordinate the sharing of advice and expertise and to formulate recommendations and decisions on specified workforce issues.  

Washington State HR Community

An advisory body to OFM State HR, the Department of Enterprise Services and agencies. It is comprised of agency or higher education institution HR managers or directors.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Develops recommendations on statewide diversity, equity and inclusion polices and strategies.

Talent Management Council

The state’s recruitment advisory and coordinating group provides recommendations on strategic staffing efforts across state government.

Employer of Choice Committee

Provides HR leadership in state government’s effort to become an employer of choice.

HR Development Committee

Provides leadership across state government to ensure HR practitioners have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute to the success of the overall organization and the accomplishment of its workforce goals.

Workforce Planning Committee

Provides statewide HR leadership on workforce planning for state government, aligning workforce strategies to desired business outcomes.

Practitioner groups

Classification and Compensation Roundtable

Meetings scheduled as needed to disseminate information about enterprise classification, compensation issues or changes, from OFM State HR. 

HRMS Reporting Group

Provides a forum to share innovative ideas and solutions related to using the HRMS BI application.

Personnel/Payroll Association

Composed of personnel and payroll staff of state agencies, this group is the key channel for personnel and payroll system activities and information sharing.

Rules Review

Meetings of this group are an opportunity for agency and higher education institutions to come together to discuss civil service rule proposals.

Training Managers

Meetings of state agency training managers.

Washington Management Service (WMS) coordinators

Meetings of this group serve to update state government HR staff on WMS matters, share best practices and information and provide a networking opportunity among agencies.