Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations joins Department of Human Resources

The Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations Section (BPROS) of the Department of Executive Services officially joined the Department of Human Resources (DHR) on Jan. 1, 2021, part of Executive Constantine’s efforts to better serve King County employees from one centralized department.

This transition brings multiple benefits by centralizing the entire hire-to-retire value stream under one single department, avoiding any confusion that multiple business owners can cause. It will also deliver greater synergies by closely aligning BPROS’ work with DHR’s Employee Health and Well-Being team.

“With BPROS joining DHR, we can now offer almost all of our employee services from one integrated employee-focused department,” DHR Director Jay Osborne said. “This gives us an opportunity to see where and how we can more effectively leverage and support each other’s work and knowledge to better serve our employees.”

The transition, first announced in Dec. 2018, is an important step in bringing all employee services into one employee-focused department. BPROS joins DHR’s Central Employee Services Division, which also includes the Claims Management and Disability and Leaves sections and the Employee Assistance Program.

Osborne told BPROS employees that he is “honored that you are part of the DHR team and looking forward to supporting your long track record of excellence in quality, service, and delivery. I appreciate your engagement and the contributions each of you gives on a daily basis.”