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Personnel Information Exchange (PIE)

What is PIE?

A subscription-based online system to help State human resources professionals access information related to their jobs. Human resources include personnel, labor relations, and other specialties.

What will I find on PIE?

  • Timely information, geared for HR. PIE lets you see pay letters, allocation guides, alternate range criteria, and many other items related to payroll and personnel as they are posted. This information will eventually appear in various public sites, but with PIE you can access it when you need it.
  • Searchable data: With PIE you can search data on pay scales, exempt classifications, and filled positions. Create a report on demand, in real time, using the most up-to-date data available.
  • Convenient links. PIE provides links to SPB pinkies, DPA PML memos, DPA laws and rules, and several other items. PIE collects all the links in one place and gives you access to the information you need.


Subscription Fees

DPA charges an annual subscription fee to every facility, location, and department headquarters that uses PIE. The rate depends on the number of employees.

Number of Employees Annual Subscription Fee
1 to 100 $300
From 101 to 500 $600
From 501 to 1000 $1200
From 1001 to 5000 $2400
5001 or More $3600


How to Subscribe

To subscribe to PIE, send DPA a check for the current fiscal year, along with a list of authorized users.

Primary Contact

Designate one person on the list as the primary contact. The primary contact will work with DPA to keep the list of authorized users up to date. We need this person's phone number, email address, and fax number, if available.

We'll notify the primary contact once we receive the check and list of authorized users.. At that point, your newly authorized users can register.

Send the Check To

Department of Personnel Administration
IMS - PIE Subscriptions
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 400
Sacramento, California 95811



If you are a new PIE user, go to DPA's home page ( and click PIE - New User. You can then set up an account and access PIE immediately.


Existing Users

If you already have an account on PIE, go to DPA's home page ( and click the PIE - Existing User. Enter your username and password, and you can access PIE.


For More Information

If you have questions about how to use PIE, or you want to sign up for it, contact your department's personnel office.

If your department wants to subscribe to PIE, or to report problems, please contact us at

Updated June 29, 2009 at 11:08 AM.