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Annual Reports - 1983 to present.

Executive Biographies

How Will We - The Big Questions the Personnel Cabinet uses to guide its progress.

Mission Statement - The Personnel Cabinet's mission, vision and values.

Personnel Cabinet Responsibilities

Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary provides executive policy and management support to the departments, offices and divisions of the Cabinet, promulgates administrative regulations, advises the Personnel Board on matters pertaining to the classified service, conducts investigations on all matters relating to personnel laws and rules, prepares budget estimates for support of the personnel system, provides personnel services to unclassified employees according to agency agreements, and provides for such other services as are enumerated in KRS 18A.030.

Department of Employee Insurance

The Department of Employee Insurance administers the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan (KEHP), a $1.8 billion, self-funded, health insurance program, which provides benefits to nearly 300,000 public employees and their dependents. DEI also administers Group Life Insurance and operates a Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Program for public employees. For more information, click here.  Click here for details about Life Insurance.

Department of Human Resources Administration

The Department of Human Resources Administration oversees the administration of the Commonwealth's employment application process; creates and issues employment registers; performs state payroll functions; maintains employee personnel records; and manages the classification and state compensation system and the statewide Performance Management Program.  For more information, click here.

Kentucky Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Authority

The Kentucky Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Authority is a voluntary supplemental retirement benefits program available to Kentucky public employees (this includes employees of state government agencies, public school systems, state universities and local government entities). For more information, click here.

Office of Administrative Services

The Office of Administrative Services administers the internal administration of the Cabinet including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, human resources, payroll, benefits, internal audit, and facilities. The office is also responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise systems for human resources including the Kentucky Human Resource Information System (KHRIS), MyPURPOSE talent management system and all technology in the Personnel Cabinet.

Governmental Services Center

The Governmental Services Center ​is responsible for creating, coordinating, and implementing training and employee development courses conducted on behalf of the Executive Branch, including consultations and customized training for all agencies, including legislative and judicial branches. Additionally, GSC offers over 1,200 on-demand trainings available in our learning management system. ​​


Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training

The Office of Diversity, Equality, and Training (ODET) is responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs to promote and monitor​ statewide workforce management in the areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, retention, inclusion, and diversity. ​

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Office of Employee Relations

The Office of Employee Relations administers the following programs: Adoption Benefit Program, Annual Leave Sharing Program, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Employee Recognition Certificates, Family Medical Leave, Governor's Ambassador Award, KY Employee Assistance Program (KEAP), KY Employee Mediation Program (KEMP), KY Employee Suggestion System, Public Employee Recognition Week, Return to Work, Sick Leave Sharing Program, State Safety Program, Workplace Resolutions Program and Workers' Compensation. For more information about KEMP, KEAP, Safety and Return to Work, click here. To learn more about Worker's Compensation resources, click here.

Office of Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services (OLS) serves as primary representative of the Cabinet and its employees in administrative hearings and proceedings before state and federal courts. OLS is also responsible for responding to all open records requests and subpoenas in a timely manner. Additionally, OLS provides legal guidance and assistance to Executive Branch agencies on all facets of HR law and the state merit system. For more information, click here.

Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs provides communication planning and marketing services for the Personnel Cabinet, promoting employee benefits, programs and services, policies, and new initiatives. The office is responsible for media relations, website design and maintenance, social and electronic media, publications and all communication distributed from the Cabinet.

Office of the Ombudsman

The ombudsman serves as a liaison and resource for employees and agencies across state government in need of information or guidance. While specific expertise lies in human resource practices, a wide range of questions or needs can be addressed by the ombudsman in an objective, informal and impartial fashion. ​Learn more.​