Human Resource and Payroll Office

The Montana Department of Commerce, Human Resource and Payroll Office provides professional support to oversee a variety of HR functions in support of the agency’s mission and goals.

Our professional team partners with Commerce managers and supervisors to employ effective HR strategies through developing, implementing, and managing HR matters and strategies on behalf of the Department.

Our team performs recruitment, retention, job classification, policy development and implementation, payroll, compensation, career development, and other employee related procedures for the Department.

Our team processes FMLA, EEO, Workers’ Compensation, and other regulatory documentation. We provide managers with support during the discipline process, new employee onboarding, implementation of performance management, and various other employee related matters. We also provide training on HR related matters such as job descriptions and coaching.


If you are interested in joining our team, visit the State of Montana Careers page and type "Commerce" into the Organization field to view all current openings.

Meet our Human Resource and Payroll Office Team

Sarah Green, Human Resource Director
Sarah Green

Human Resource Director

Shannin Danko, Human Resource Generalist
Shannin Danko

Human Resources Business Partner

Jessica Arnold, Human Resource Generalist
Jessica Arnold

Human Resources Business Partner

Elena Halsan, Payroll, Benefits, and Contracts Specialist
Elena Halsan

HR and Contracts Assistant