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

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, Deputy Director - 614-466-5788 / 

Office of Collective Bargaining/Labor Relations and Human Resources Policy Section

The Office of Collective Bargaining is primarily responsible for developing and directing the state’s labor relations policy as well as performing a variety of services in conjunction with labor contract negotiation and administration. Statutorily, the Office of Collective Bargaining serves as the principle representative of the State of Ohio as an employer and negotiates all of the state’s labor contracts. The office services state agencies, boards and commissions, offering technical assistance and expertise to agency management staff as well as coordinating dispute resolution statewide.

This section provides consultation to agency customers in the areas of labor relations and human resources, including contract administration, statewide human resources policy implementation, and provides training to HRD and customer agencies on both labor and human resources related topics. This section also assists state advocates with mediation and arbitration, handles State Employment Relations Board (SERB) matters on behalf of state agencies and provides support during the collective bargaining process. The Labor Relations and Human Resources Section works with HRD to enhance HR-related communication on enterprise projects, as well as monitoring new and pending legislation for impact on statewide collective bargaining and human resources.

Mark Tackett, Deputy Director – 614-752-4842 /
Aimee Szczerbacki, Policy 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.

Employment Verifications: 614-466-7553 /
Aaron White, Deputy Director - 614-752-2536 /

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, Deputy Director - 614-728-9154 /