State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations

Human Resources Structure Review


EquaTerra, Inc.

  • Jim Farrell, Project Director
  • Ken Millen, Senior Advisor


As recommended by the Executive Working Group on Recruitment and Retention established under Administrative Order 237, EquaTerra, Inc. is conducting a comprehensive study of the statewide human resources structure. The study will identify efficiencies/deficiencies in the current structure and recommend changes to maximize efficiencies and improve the quality of services provided within existing staffing levels.

Contract Period

June 8, 2009 – September 30, 2009


Interviews were conducted June 22 through June 26 in Juneau and June 29th and 30th in Anchorage. For those interviewees who were not available on these dates telephone interviews will be conducted.


Interviews were offered to the following:

  • Commissioners or designee (14)
  • Administrative Services Directors (14)
  • Two representatives from each department (to be selected by the department) (28)
  • Director, Office of Management & Budget (1)
  • Deputy Commissioners, DOA (2)
  • Director, Division of Finance (1)
  • Managers, Division of Retirement & Benefits (2)
  • Director, Division of Personnel & Labor Relations (1)
  • Deputy Directors, Personnel & Labor Relations (2)
  • Managers, Division of Personnel & Labor Relations (7)
  • Staff, Division of Personnel & Labor Relations (up to 8)