Message From The Commissioner
provide innovative human resources leadership and solutions through people, for people. With approximately 46,000 employees, state government is the largest single employer in Tennessee. In helping to ensure effective and efficient human resources management, the Department of Human Resources provides several basic services such as advising the governor on human resource policies, and assisting operating departments and agencies in carrying out human resource practices; administering provisions of the Civil Service Act; providing departments and agencies with a pool of qualified applicants for employment selection; and developing a career oriented work force through effective management, training and communication. The department is responsible for meeting the needs of employees in all 95 counties working in more than 1,400 different types of state jobs.