Legislators and Staff: Please visit our detailed internal intranet site at LHRO/.

The Legislative Human Resources Office (LHRO) is nonpartisan and serves both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature.

The LHRO provides the following services:

  • Conducts human resources (HR) orientations for incoming legislators/employees;
  • Manages payroll & benefit administration (including processing monthly payrolls and coordinating new employee/yearly benefit open enrollment);
  • Processes (and answers questions related to) family and medical leave (FMLA) requests, military leave requests, and USERRA processing;
  • Processes (and answers questions related to) reasonable accommodation requests;
  • Processes (and answers questions related to) harassment/discrimination/retaliation/bullying formal complaints or informal concerns;
  • Receives and coordinates worker's compensation claims;
  • Oversees risk management compliance;
  • Aids offices with recruitment needs (e.g., creating/editing job announcements, posting job announcements online, creating/editing interview questions, etc.);
  • Aids offices with performance management and disciplinary needs (e.g., creating/editing employee performance reviews, consultation/advice related to employee performance management and disciplinary concerns, etc.);
  • Produces all required monthly, quarterly and annual reports (required for various state and federal entities);
  • Produces year-end individual tax information for employees; and,
  • Assists employees with HR questions/needs during all phases of employment.


33 E. Main Street, Suite 229
Madison, WI 53703

Amanda Jorgenson, HR Director
Dana Dykema, Deputy HR Director
Mark Kaeppel, Payroll & Benefits Liaison
Heidi Sarnow, HR Section Chief
Lisa Maffet, HR Section Chief
Beth Koerber, HR Specialist Senior
Judy Duggan, HR Specialist Senior
Lisa Runge, Training Officer
Megan Plamann, Office Operations Associate/Finance Specialist
Joye Monroe, Assistant