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Welcome to the Rhode Island Department of Administration's Division of Human Resources website. It is our goal to provide complete and accurate accessible information regarding employment with the State of Rhode Island for all interested parties including the general public, employees, supervisors and those seeking employment with RI State government. We encourage you to explore our website and hope that you find this site informative and user-friendly. If you need further information, contact us and we will make every effort to assist you.


Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Security Information FAQs:

On December 20, 2021, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA, a quasi-public agency) informed the State that it was the target of a security incident that involved the disclosure of information of participants of the State’s health plans. To assist affected employees, the Department of Administration has compiled the linked list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the security incident. It is our hope that it serves as a helpful resource that will address as many questions as possible, and will be updated on this webpage as necessary.

If you have additional questions, you are encouraged to call the dedicated call center that RIPTA has established at 855-604-1668. It is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All affected individuals should also avail themselves of the resources provided by RIPTA, including a complimentary membership to identity monitoring services through Equifax.

New Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Vendor - Beacon Health!

The Department of Administration is pleased to announce that on June 1, 2021, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) became our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) vendor. BCBSRI administers the program in conjunction with Beacon Health Options, using their "Beacon Wellbeing" platform.

The State's EAP is a completely free benefit that is available to employees and their immediate family members. It provides information, referrals, and support to help you reach personal goals, bound back from hardships and navigate through life's little and big challenges. To learn more about Beacon Wellbeing and it's benefits to you and your family, please visit the Office of Employees Benefits website's EAP page at Office of Employee Benefits - Rhode Island - Office of Employee Benefits (ri.gov).

COVID-19 Updates, Information and Policies

Below are COVID-19 related policies, press releases and other documents as they relate to state employment.
If and when additional documents and communications are released, we will update this site accordingly.

Link to the COVID-19 Policy Updated 12/21/22

New! Released on January 6, 2023:

From the Desk of the Director - Updates to the COVID-19 Policy

Released on April 19, 2022:

From the Desk of the Director - Updated COVID-19 Policy

Released on March 3, 2022:

From the Desk of the Director - COVID-19 Masking in State Offices

Released on February 10, 2022:

From the Desk of the Director - COVID-19 Masking in State Offices

Released on February 1, 2022:

From the Desk of the Director - Updated COVID-19 Policy

Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI) Program 2021

The Department of Administration is offering a Voluntary Retirement Incentive payment to state employees in the Executive Branch who participate in the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI), are currently eligible to retire on or before December 31, 2020 and who are the recipients of longevity payments under the state’s longevity program. Click here for the Plan Overview and Policy. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to review the State’s extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For information on retirement planning, including ERSRI’s retirement planning checklist, guidance on how to complete your retirement paperwork/forms, frequently asked questions, and more, visit www.ersri.org .

Did you miss attending one of the virtual Informational Sessions regarding the VRI program, or do you need a refresher? You can watch a recording of the February 9th session posted here:

Complaint Procedure

Handling employee complaints internally is a highly sensitive, multi-faceted process that may involve many people. The purpose of this procedure is to make sure complaints (harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, or retaliation) are investigated in a timely manner and any appropriate corrective action is taken to ensure inappropriate and/or illegal actions and behaviors cease immediately. 

The Division of Human Resources Site Operations/Business Partner Team investigates HR-related complaints across Executive Agencies.  This includes complaints related to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, workplace violence, and retaliation.

When the HR Site Operations/Business Partner Team receives a complaint, it will investigate the allegations and work closely with the Agency throughout the process.  The HR Site Operations/Business Partner Team will also maintain regular contact with the employees involved in the complaint throughout the process. 

How to Report a Complaint

A person may report a complaint orally or in writing to the Division of Human Resources, Site Operations/Business Partner Team or continue to report through any existing channels, including the employee’s supervisor or manager, Executive Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Chief of Staff, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity (ODEO).  The reported complaint will be brought to the Division of Human Resources Site Operations/Business Partner Team who will investigate all complaints.

Employees can report a complaint directly to Human Resources in any of the following ways:

Workers' Compensation Program

The Department of Administration is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2019 Beacon Mutual Insurance Company will  be the State’s third-party administrator (TPA) for our workers’ compensation program.  Through this partnership, Beacon will utilize its state-of-the-art systems and seasoned, local adjusters, nurse case managers, disability managers and other claims professionals to assume the management of the State employee workers’ compensation claims.   To reduce the risk of workplace injuries and afford State employees a safer working environment, Beacon will also provide extensive loss prevention and training services.   Please visit the Beacon/State of RI website at:    https://www.beaconmutual.com/state-of-rhode-island/

Sexual Harassment Training and Policy

The Department of Administration’s Sexual Harassment Training is available to and required of all state employees. The training is part of the State’s continuing efforts to increase awareness about sexual harassment and reporting.

Notice of Right to be Free from Discrimination

Rhode Island General Law §28-5-7.4 requires employers, both public and private, to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who have conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.  Click here for further information


Other Announcements

What's new? To see what's new for State Employees, go to the State Employee Center »

  • Visit our online application system....ApplyRI! Our job application process is automated! We do not accept paper applications. Applications must be submitted electronically. A computer kiosk is available for you to electronically apply for available vacant positions. You can view job vacancies by visiting the Department of Labor and Training’s Employment Opportunities website at http://www.dlt.ri.gov/JobsRI/statejobs.htm or by visiting the ApplyRI website at www.apply.ri.gov. For guidance on how to create a Job Interest Card, create an Account, create a Profile and search and apply for job opportunities, click here. Hard copy applications for announced Civil Service Exams will continue to be accepted until further notice.