Department of Management Services

People First

People First is the state’s self-service, secure, web-based Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and enterprise-wide suite of human resource (HR) services. The main Website used to access the People First system is The system currently supports more than 230,000 users. The system streamlines and automates many of the state's HR functions and is comprised of the following modules: appointments and status, attendance and leave, benefits administration, classification and organizational management, payroll preparation, talent management (performance and recruiting management), and reporting.

Employees, retirees, and benefits participants have 24/7 web access to their own personnel information at any time or can call an HR advisor at the People First Service Center (866-663-4735) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time to receive additional assistance. Job applicants search and apply for state positions, and maintain their applications online in the People First job site ( There is a separate toll-free number (877-562-7287) for job application questions. Job applicants do not have to be state employees nor are they required to log into the People First system to view or apply for a job. Since May 2003, more than 226,000 State of Florida positions have been posted in People First and approximately 15 million employment applications have been submitted for those positions. Flexible Spending Account and Health Saving Account participants can get information regarding their account by contacting the Chard Snyder Service Center (855-824-9284) .

The Department of Management Services (DMS) People First Team serves as contract oversight for the People First contract. Our team’s goal is to ensure the HRIS is user-friendly, reliable, and meets the needs of its users. In August 2016, the People First Next Generation contract was executed and the following new enhancements are being deployed over the five year contract term: new applicant and recruitment site (January 2017 - completed), new performance management module (January 2017 - completed), portal upgrade (March 2018 - completed), new Business Objects reporting tool (Fall 2018), new comprehensive learning management system (Fall 2019), and new on-boarding functionality (TBD). Stay tuned and please give us your feedback as we continue to better serve your needs!

Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to serving you in the future. For more information about the People First initiative, please visit The Florida Journey page or the People First Historical Timeline (Adobe PDF Document 557.78 KB).


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David DiSalvo
Director, People First

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