The Human Resources Division, within the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, performs a variety of functions including overall administration of the state's human resources operations for state employees.  This division provides services and information to state employees and assists state agencies in conducting their human resource functions.  Services are offered in the areas of policy development, payroll administration, benefits administration, classification and compensation, drug testing, central recruiting, training and development, workforce planning and records maintenance.

Leadership Team

Tom Cruse, Deputy Director - 614-728-0732 /

Office of Benefits Administration Services
This office provides state employees with high quality, cost effective benefits.  BAS solicits, procures and manages State of Ohio employee benefit services from commercial vendors of insurance products including medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, basic and supplemental life, long term care and health management services.  BAS also coordinates the administration of workers' compensation, COBRA, disability and benefits communications for all state agencies.

Anthony Bonofiglio, Administrator - 614-728-7518 / 

Office of HRD / OCB Policy
This office provides policy support and policy training to HRD and customer agencies, enhances HR-related communication with internal and external customers, and monitors new and pending legislation.

Aimee Szczerbacki, Administrator - 614-995-3459 /  

Office of HR Operations
This office is responsible for all functions supported by the OAKS HCM module and for providing direct assistance to agency HR, Benefits and Payroll staff; including: personnel action processing, certification lists, statewide employee records, state payroll processing, statewide benefits processing, statewide drug testing and the reconciliation and funding of all Payroll deductions including retirement, medical, dental vision and other payroll related deductions.  This office also serves as front-line support for all customers of the OAKS HCM module as well as provides planning, design and configuration functions for multiple, enterprise-facing Human Resources programs which include: Payroll, Position Management and HR, Benefits, Enterprise Learning Management, HR Reporting and HR system security approvals.

Kevin Milstead, Deputy Director - 614-466-0767 /

Office of Talent Management
This office provides support and solutions to agency customers by supporting compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, regulations and contractual obligations such as classification, compensation, civil service and proficiency testing as well as supporting a variety of tasks related to workforce planning, recruitment, hiring, advertisement, screening and performance management at a statewide level. This office also provides enterprise-wide educational and professional development opportunities to state employees to support our customer agencies in developing a high performance workforce in addition to administering the exempt employee educational program and employee educational development programs.

Peter Renner, Administrator - 614-728-9154 /