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State Human Resource Policy Committee Charter


To develop human resource policies that provide the flexibility and decentralized authority agencies need to meet individual workforce and business needs.  The objective is to develop policies that:

  • promote equitable and fair treatment of employees;
  • are modeled after recognized best practices used by major corporations and governmental entities;
  • simplify policy administration;
  • clearly communicate intent, provide effective operational guidance, and identify any absolute procedural or legal requirements;
  • enable decentralized decision-making in support of agency business needs;
  • are easy for employees to understand


The Committee will apply a standard project management approach to policy development.

Development work groups will conduct research, consider state agency culture and business needs, their own practical experience, and then develop draft policies and related materials.

Publication work groups will critique draft policies, test the soundness of their application, and advise development work groups of findings.


Policies support the major goals of human resource  management:

  • Employee attraction and retention
  • Fairness and diversity
  • Employee performance management
  • Training and Development
  • Health and Safety


  • All Executive Branch Agencies
  • Classified, Wage, and At-Will Employees
  • Applicants


  • Public
  • Employees
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • General Assembly
  • Governor’s Office


  • Human Resource Policies
  • Policy Guides
  • Communication strategies

Work Groups

The committee and subsequent work groups are comprised of agency human resource experts.  Staff from the Department of Employee Dispute Resolution will assist in a consulting capacity.


Establish goals, objectives, and timeline for each project.  Assemble work groups based on availability of members and topical interests. Schedule regular meetings or conference calls to discuss/share work assignments and accomplish objectives on time.  Communicate via meetings, fax, e-mail, phone, and in person.  Report work group progress and seek guidance as needed from DHRM and other committee members.  Rotate work group membership and team leader roles.  Identify resources and advance ideas that promote the continuous improvement of policy development and administration.