March 2020: Volume 3, Issue 1

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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, State Civil Service staff will be working remotely. We will continue monitoring emails and handling mission critical tasks. Agency Heads and Human Resources Professionals can reach our staff via  email .

The State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center will be closed until Monday, April 13, 2020.

General Circulars:

Visit our COVID-19 page for consistently updated information.
More COVID-19 Resources
State Civil Service Increases Career Fair Attendance
Staff from State Civil Service and its Testing and Recruiting Center have already attended seven career fairs around the state this year.

As part of our mission to attract, develop and retain a productive, diverse and engaged workforce, we would like to give agencies a chance to be more involved in this process going forward.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, if your agency has hard-to-fill vacancies or specific vacancies you would like us to highlight during a career fair, contact Peter Harris, Assistant Administrator for the Testing and Recruiting Center, by calling (225) 925-1911 or emailing .

Please ensure that you have current vacancy postings so that applicants can apply immediately. We hope this will contribute to our ongoing efforts to provide you with the best applicant pool to meet your agency's specific needs.
Louisiana Civil Service League
Honored Charles E. Dunbar Award Recipients
Winners of the 61st annual Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., Career Service Award, presented by the Louisiana Civil Service League were announced in January by Daniel E. Sullivan, Executive Vice President of the League. This award, named for the founder of the League and co-author of the original Civil Service Law in Louisiana, is presented to employees in a classified merit system who have distinguished themselves by service over and above the call of duty. 

Chairman of this year's judging committee was Mrs. Kay Hoffpauir, of Baton Rouge. The judges, who are 2018 former Dunbar Award winners, were:
  • Marcia Daniel, Baton Rouge           
  • Maida Owens, Baton Rouge
  • Joan Ruiz, Metairie       
  • Vickie Lynn Smith, Thibodaux
  • Lee Ann Whitt, Alexandria

The 12 honorees for 2019 were: 
Mandy Clayton
Denham Springs, Louisiana 

Administrative Coordinator, LSU Agriculture Center Hammond Research Station

Irving Parrish Foote IV
of Baker, Louisiana 

Agriculture Specialist Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Brad Harris
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

IT Director, Department of State

Stephanie Michel
Sunshine, Louisiana 

Corrections Deputy Warden 4, Department of Corrections, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Zina Daniel
New Orleans, Louisiana  

Statistician 2, School of Public Health - Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Samuel B. Guillory
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana  

Deputy Assistant Secretary 3, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

Milton Hunter
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Program Manager, Price Verification Inspections, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

C. Dean Morgan
Independence, Louisiana 

Locksmith Master, Physical Plant Services, Southeastern Louisiana University
Judy Dupuy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana   

Board Administrator, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC)

Johnson L. Hale III
Mandeville, Louisiana 

Police Lieutenant - A, Louisiana Department of Public Safety

Jennifer Mayo-Kihlken
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Deputy Chief Engineer, Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health - Engineering Services

Emma J. Ramsey
Metairie, Louisiana 

Nutrition Educator 2, LSU Agriculture Center
Excellent Compliance Audits
State Civil Service would like to commend the following agencies for an excellent Compliance Audit:

·          Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana
·          Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home
·          Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home
·          Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home

These agencies achieved 90% compliance or higher in all categories audited, had no areas of concern, and no major rule violations. 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!
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