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About HRM

OA-Human Resources administers programs to attract and retain a high-quality workforce to serve Pennsylvanians in government agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.

Some key activities include:

  • recruiting, screening, and referring candidates for non-civil service vacancies
  • creating, enforcing, and ensuring uniform application of equal employment opportunity policies
  • developing, maintaining, and administering logical classification and job evaluation standards
  • developing, maintaining, and administering highly competitive employee benefits programs
  • implementing effective and equitable salary programs that meet legal and contractual requirements
  • offering training and development opportunities to increase employee effectiveness at all levels of state government
  • directing labor relations activities in the state's role as an employer
  • administering collective bargaining agreements and memoranda of understanding entered into with employee organizations; investigating and responding to employee grievances; and conducting labor relations training for supervisory and management personnel 
  •  providing common human resources, benefits and payroll services and information to employees of agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction
  •  enterprise-wide system activities including managing of agency salary and wage complements; personnel transactions, such as new hires, promotions, separations and reclassifications; support for the SAP HR/Payroll system, enterprise-wide HR reporting services, and managing role security 


Office for Human Resources and Management                   
Jason Swarthout, Acting Deputy Secretary
110 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717.787.8191 phone

Employment Inquiries
Talent Management
717.787.7811 phone

HR Service Center- Agency Services
877.242.6007 phone
717.783.3472 fax

HR Service Center - Employee Services
866.377.2672 phone
717.425.7190 fax
711 PA Relay
Interpreter services are available 

HR Service Center 
- Absence Services 
Workers' Compensation
717.857.3666 phone
717.787.7763 fax

717.346.4667 phone
717.425.5389 fax   

717.857.3333 phone
717.265.8244 fax​