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Consolidation of Human Resources Office to begin in 2019

Tags: DOC
November 28, 2018 12:00 AM
By: Sue McNaughton

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In early 2019, the commonwealth will begin transitioning DOC field human resources offices to the state's Public Safety Delivery Center (PSDC). The PSDC consists of agencies whose missions are to keep the public safe, such as the DOC, state police and probation and parole, among others.

The goal of the transition is to improve service delivery through process improvements, streamlining processes and capitalizing on employee expertise.

While a "transition" will taking place, not everyone will be relocating physically, but some of the HR employees will now provide services to employees from other DOC facilities and even other public safety agencies.

Specifically, within the DOC, officials will further consolidate 13 existing HR offices into six offices:

  • Albion/Cambridge Springs/Mercer
  • Forest/Pine Grove
  • Greene/Fayette
  • Muncy/Coal Township
  • Dallas/Retreat/Waymart
  • Phoenix/Chester

The DOC previously consolidated other HR offices, and those will not be affected by this change. Those previous consolidations involved SCIs Benner Township & Rockview, Smithfield & Huntingdon, Mahanoy & Frackville, Quehanna & Houtzdale and Laurel Highlands & Somerset.

This image shows the new consolidations, which are surrounded by a black line.

The new consolidations will result in a new field human resource officer position being created to manage the new offices.

Employees shouldn't notice much of a change, if any, except for perhaps an increase in the quality of HR services being provided to them.

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