March 2021: Volume 4, 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.
"It's been a year. One year since the Governor issued a State of Emergency. This virus has impacted us all professionally and personally. As you reflect on the past year, my wish is that you would take an account of where you are personally in your work life - if you are functioning well, celebrate that. If you feel that things are in disarray, embrace it. Every day is a journey at work and we have to know where we're starting to get where we want to go. Things are looking hopeful, so I want us all to remain positive and reflect this week on the year that we've had. We've had a lot of tragedy, but I believe we've also had a lot of personal growth as a community and as a state."

State Civil Service Director, Byron P. Decoteau, Jr.
addressing the HR Community on 3/10/2021
We are so thankful for the dedicated state employees, from every state agency and department, who have worked diligently for Louisiana's citizens over the last year.

You truly have served #EveryDayForEveryCitizen.
State Civil Service Commission Updates
Pictured L-R are Commissioners Jo Ann Nixon, John McLure, Vice-Chairman D. Scott Hughes,
Chairman David L. Duplantier, Kristi Folse, G. Lee Griffin, and Ronald M. Carrere Jr. 
Kristi Folse from the Department of Public Safety was sworn in as the new State Civil Service Commission Employee Representative in January.

Jo Ann Nixon was reappointed to the State Civil Service Commission in February.
State Civil Service and the Baton Rouge Testing & Recruiting Center will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday. There will be no testing on this day.
Please be aware State Civil Service has received an elevated number of complaints related to prohibited political activity on social media. Complaints are investigated and several have led to settlements or judgements from the State Civil Service Commission which have resulted in a variety of disciplinary actions imposed on classified employees. Please be mindful of the above prohibited activities when interacting on social media.

Join us for the continuation of "The Three C's of Change" series!

You may also view clips from previous webinars on the
SCS YouTube page here.
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