In cooperation with Executive Branch Departments and Agencies, the Contract Negotiation/Administration function of the Office of the State Employer (OSE) oversees all collective bargaining negotiations with exclusive representatives and formulates, executes and administers labor relations policies for state classified employees.

The Office of the State Employer through the Employee Health Management Division seeks to minimize the human, productivity and dollar losses associated with employee work related illnesses and injuries, and off duty disabilities. Program areas include the statewide Drug and Alcohol Testing program, Disability Management program, and Safety and Health system. The Employee Health Management continuum begins with the Drug and Alcohol Testing program through the Safety and Health system and concludes with the Disability Management programs. The Drug and Alcohol Testing program seeks to screen applicants for jobs who may pose a risk. The Safety and Health system is designed to reduce or eliminate the causes of safety incidents before they happen. The Disability Management Program seeks to minimize time lost from work due to illness or injury through early intervention, case management and return-to-work programs.