On July 1, 2021, the Division of Human Resource Management become part of the
Department of Government Operations. This change is a result of the Utah Legislature passing S.B. 181.
The agency was renamed the Division of Human Resource Management.
In July 2007, the Division of Human Resource Management consolidated all HR services and staff into one department. Prior to consolidation, state agency HR Staff reported to and were funded by state agencies. With consolidation, state agency HR Staff report to the Division of Human Resource Management and are funded through an Internal Service Fund.
Additional efficiency has come from the ability to standardize HR processes, procedures, and increase the consistency of application of HR rules and laws across the state.
Strategic HR functions such as recruitment, classification, disciplinary actions and workforce planning are handled by the HR managers, analysts, and specialists assigned to and housed within state agencies.