Brown combines state agencies

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, May 13, 2011

In an effort to identify efficiencies and savings in state government, Governor Jerry Brown has announced a plan to combine the State Personnel Board (SPB) with the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) by July 2012.  The new entity would be the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR).

According to Brown, combining the agencies will save the State an estimated $5.8 million initially, with more savings projected as CalHR begins streamlining State personnel operations.  Directors from both agencies have expressed support for the plan with current DPA Director Ronald Yank stating that, “unifying our two personnel organizations will improve access to services for personnel staff, state employees and future job-seekers.”

The Governor has submitted his plan to the Office of Legislative Counsel to draft bill language and to the Little Hoover Commission for review and recommendations. 

To see a press release from the Governor’s office, go to:

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