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.
In our continuing effort to recognize classified state employees for the tremendous contributions they make to the state of Louisiana, we hope you will consider nominating one of your employees for the 2022 Charles E. Dunbar Career Service Award.
This is the 63rd year of this program which has recognized over 800 classified public employees in Louisiana since its inception. The Louisiana Civil Service system in large part owes its existence to Mr. Dunbar, who wrote the 1940 and 1952 civil service basic laws and founded the league.
See General Circular 2022-021 for more information.
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