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Who we are

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans. While DHS employees perform different jobs and duties, such as research-analyses, direct caregiving, program administration, fraud prevention, licensing oversight, plant management and human resources, we share a belief that when Minnesotans help other Minnesotans, we create a brighter future for all of us.


The Minnesota Department of Human Services, working with many others, helps people meet their basic needs so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential.


When we help each other, we create a brighter future for Minnesota.

Employee Vision

When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where we all thrive.


  • We focus on people, not programs.
  • We provide ladders up and safety nets for the people we serve.
  • We work in partnership with others: we cannot do it alone.
  • We are accountable for results to the people we serve and all Minnesotans.

DHS practices these shared values in an ethical environment where integrity, trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, diversity, justice, fairness and caring are of paramount importance.

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