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01/19/2018 Status update on the IT classification and compensation restructure
01/08/2018 Nominations open for Governor's Awards for Leadership in Management

The Governor's Award for Leadership in Management is an annual award that recognizes managers in state government who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through performance results in the previous year. The governor is seeking nominees who have achieved results, demonstrated leadership competencies and prioritized cultivating an innovative and inclusive work environment. The criterion has a focus on utilizing continuous process improvement principles. Nominations are due March 5, 2018.

09/22/2017 Update on IT classification implementation

During July and August 2017 Statewide IT Position Evaluation teams evaluated over 4,000 IT position descriptions for placement in the new IT classification structure.  The project team is currently working with agency and institution HR offices to validate the initial evaluation results.  Additionally, scheduling of evaluations is in process for a number of positions that did not go through the evaluation process conducted during the formal evaluation sessions this summer. 

06/14/2017 List of General Government HR Directors

Roster of general government HR Directors

05/01/2017 Lunch and Learn sessions offer collaboration opportunity for state HR community

OFM State HR is launching the Lunch and Learn series, monthly hour-long sessions that will provide training and resources to state agency human resources staff. With these sessions, we aim to promote collaboration and learning within the state’s human resources community.

03/20/2017 Employment verification and W-2s

If you're looking to verify employment of workers from state agencies, or get information about W-2s, please contact the employing agency HR office.

07/20/2016 Changes to HR.wa.gov

Between February and August 2016, we're making some changes to the HR.wa.gov website. Much of the content on the site will be moved to the websites of the three agencies that now carry out state HR services and policy functions.

HR.wa.gov will become a portal site to make sure you can still find the services and information you need. We'll also ensure that the links you currently use still get you to the right place.

Where will content move to?

This list will be updated as we complete the move for each section:

06/29/2016 Gov. Inslee honors 22 state government managers for excellence in leadership

Gov. Jay Inslee today honored state agency managers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. The 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management was presented to 22 recipients at an awards luncheon at the Executive Residence.

This year’s recipients were recognized for a wide range of accomplishments, including work to save taxpayer dollars, improve communications with local governments, small businesses and the public, and protect public health.