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Director of Human Resource Management - Sharon Larson

Sharon Larson

Sharon Larson is responsible for managing Florida’s State Personnel System (SPS). Program duties include development, implementation, and administration of statewide human resource policies and procedures; the training of agency human resource professionals in the application of those policies; long-range planning; design and oversight of a uniform classification and compensation system, including seven different pay plans; representation of the Governor in collective bargaining matters; administration of 13 collective bargaining contracts; oversight of numerous employee benefit programs; trend analysis; statistical analysis and reporting to the Governor and Legislature; drafting and substantive and fiscal analysis of legislative proposals; appearances before legislative committees; and the provision of consultative services and technical assistance to state agencies, the Governor and the Legislature.

Larson has been HRM director since February 2007 and previously served in this role from 1998 to 2001. Larson also served as legal counsel to the division from 1993 to 1998 and to other various entities throughout state government. She holds a law degree and undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Business from Florida State University.