June 2022: Volume 5, Issue 2

Our Mission: To provide merit-based, innovative workforce solutions which enable state government to attract, develop and retain a productive, diverse and engaged workforce that excels in delivering quality services to the citizens of Louisiana.
Call for 2022 Charles E. Dunbar Nominations
Entering into the 63rd year of its annual program, the Louisiana Civil Service League has announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Charles E. Dunbar, Jr. Career Service Award. Since inception of the program, more than 800 classified public employees have been awarded the Dunbar Career Service Award. Recognizing the tremendous contributions made to the state of Louisiana by classified employees, we encourage you to consider nominating one of your employees for this prestigious honor.

The Dunbar Award is the highest honor classified state employees can receive for their service to the citizens of Louisiana. The Civil Service League bestows the award on local, state and municipal civil service employees who distinguish themselves through unselfish service to the citizens of Louisiana. Nominees are judged on commitment to the classified service, contributions toward workplace improvement, personal initiative and volunteer community service.

The award is named after the founder of the League, Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., who is responsible for spearheading the effort to establish a classified workforce that would be governed through merit system principles.

We encourage you to distribute this information and nomination form to all employees. To fill out the form electronically, please click here. After completing the fill-in PDF form, print and sign the signature page. You can then scan and email the form (with signatures) to Lindsay.Ruiz@la.gov. You can also mail the form directly to the Louisiana Civil Service League. Please mail six (6) copies of each nomination form to the address below by Friday, September 23, 2022:

Mr. Daniel E. Sullivan
Executive Vice President
Louisiana Civil Service League
810 Union Street, Suite 305
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

IPMA - HR, Southern Region Conference Recap
We had 190 attendees at this year's IPMA-HR Southern Region Conference that was held in Baton Rouge, LA. Members of 11 of the 13 southern states were in attendance. The conference consisted of 3 days of meeting with public sector HR professionals including 3 keynote speakers, 16 breakout sessions, 2 panel discussions, 16 vendors, and great nighttime events. We thank all the Louisiana members that attended with your help this was one of the most successful conferences in years. Reminder the Louisiana Chapter’s membership drive has started to be on the lookout for registration emails coming your way for your most up-to-date information and event schedule go to https://laipma.org/.
Jobs Landing Pages
Did you know many agencies now have their own governmentjobs.com landing page? Having a link for your agency's specific landing page can help simplify the job search process for an applicant. It also makes it easier to promote your jobs!

Ways to use your landing page link:

  • In social media posts about all available positions at your agency
  • On your agency's careers webpage
  • Create a QR code to use at job fairs and events
  • In email marketing

Contact us to find out if your agency already has a landing page or if you need one created.
Hurricane Season Resources
  • Evacuation Route
  • 511la.org provides continual updates about weather-related road conditions, road work, commercial vehicle restrictions, road closures and other travel information

"When severe weather strikes, will you be ready? It's critical that you are, for your safety and your family's. The key is to have a winning game plan."

Louisiana Department of Insurance:  Hurricane Resource Center

See preparedness tips, what do after a flood, storm damage resource center and more.

State Civil Service and the Baton Rouge Testing & Recruiting Center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no testing on this day.
Excellent Compliance Audits
State Civil Service would like to commend the following agencies for an excellent Compliance Audit:

  • Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System—Perfect Report!
  • Delgado Community College

These agencies achieved 90% compliance or higher in all categories audited, had no areas of concern, and no major rule violations. Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System received a perfect report, achieving 100% compliance in all categories audited! The results received by these agencies show the value and importance of excellence they place on Civil Service rule compliance. They are to be commended for a job well done!
Louisiana School Employees’
Retirement System

Rob Wood, SCS Compliance Auditor
Marcie Berkholz, HR Specialist
Promote Your Career Fair
Do you have a career fair coming up? We would be happy to partner with your team to help promote your event on our website, job seekers page, and social media. Contact us for details!
Do You Know How RSEA Helps You?
RSEA was formed in 1966 as an independent member-driven organization that represents employees and retirees of the State of Louisiana. RSEA works with the Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (LASERS) and the Office of Group Benefits (OGB) to provide information to the State Legislature and Louisiana Congressional Leaders on retirement and health benefit issues. RSEA’s mission is to advance the quality of life for employees and retirees who have given their time and talents to the State of Louisiana.

Membership is open to any state employee wanting to maintain the future of the retirement system; any retired state employee wanting to work together to sustain hard earn benefits; and any other member who wishes to support RSEA.

To learn more about RSEA and to join the organization visit www.rseala.org.
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