About the Montana Department of Commerce

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Human Resource and Payroll Office

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

Human Resource and Payroll Team

Human Resource and Payroll Office partners with our agency managers and supervisors to employ effective HR strategies through developing, implementing, and managing human resource matters and strategies on behalf of the Department. We perform 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.


Meet our Human Resource and Payroll Office Team

Dawn Lambert, Human Resource Director
Dawn Lambert

Human Resource Director

Shannin Danko, Human Resource Generalist
Shannin Danko

Human Resource Generalist

Jessica Arnold, Human Resource Generalist
Jessica Arnold

Human Resource Generalist

Cyndi Davis, Payroll, Benefits, and Contracts Specialist
Cyndi Davis

Payroll, Benefits, and Contracts Specialist