All Louisiana state agencies are required to enter their personnel actions into the statewide computer database in one of three ways: direct entry, electronic transfer of data or submitting information on paper to be entered by the Employee Relations Division of State Civil Service. Agencies that report personnel actions to State Civil Service through entry from submitted paper forms are called "paper agencies."
Most paper agencies are small, self-funded or federally funded agencies. Some are quasi-state entities
such as housing authorities, levee districts, and ports. Some, like boards and some commissions, are under the umbrella of one of the
twenty major state agencies. The employees of paper agencies are designated by law as part of the classified service in state government.
The law also requires that any appointment (hiring) or change in status of a state employee be reported to State Civil Service within 30 days.
State Civil Service then provides the data entry function into the LaGov HCM system (formerly called ISIS-HR).