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Kentucky Personnel Cabinet accepting entries for 2020 Public Service Recognition Poster contest

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is accepting entries for the 2020 Public Service Recognition Poster contest. The annual contest combines visual arts and education by encouraging students across Kentucky to craft colorful works of art as they explore the various roles and value of public service. The 2019 first-place winning poster in age group 6-9 by Maya Muñoz (Image from Kentucky Personnel Cabinet) “This...

New mental health resource will help provide tools to KEHP members who have children with special needs

A new, free benefit to support those caring for children with learning, social or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities comes to state employees in 2019. Rethink, a new mental health resource, allows parents to utilize live teleconsultations with behavior experts, access more than 1300 “how-to” videos, and use printable resources in a variety of topics. “One in six children is diagnosed...

KY Fish and Wildlife hiring conservation officers — positions open in 37 counties; apply online

Applications are now being accepted for dozens of conservation officer positions with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Application deadlines are soon and vary by posting.   Applicants must be 21 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS)-certified candidates with at least two years of law enforcement experience are preferred. Positions...

Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Leadership Conference set for Oct. 24-25

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet will present the 32nd annual Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Leadership Conference Oct. 24-25 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Held each fall, the conference is one of the longest running of its kind in the country, celebrating the diversity represented among the people of the Commonwealth, and serving as a premier...

2018 Governor’s Ambassador Awards honor state employees during Public Service Recognition Week

Some of Kentucky’s most worthy public employees were honored Friday with the presentation of the eighth Governor’s Ambassador Awards. Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens and Justice Cabinet Secretary John C. Tilley commemorated Public Service Recognition Week by recognizing the employees for exceptional service in the workplace and in their communities. “Focused and effective government...

Nine Kentucky students honored for work in 2018 Public Service Recognition Week poster contest

Nine of the Commonwealth’s most talented young artists were honored in Frankfort Monday for their work in the 2018 Public Service Recognition Week poster contest winners. During a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion, Gov. Matt Bevin and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas Stephens praised the talent and creativity of the winners. “More than 1,300 students representing 86 schools from across...

Kentucky saves $2.5 million in cost of care through use of innovative web-based ‘LiveHealth’ initiative

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet and Secretary Tom Stephens announced $2.5 million in cost of care savings achieved through an innovative health and wellness service. The “LiveHealth Online Medical + Behavioral Health” initiative, made available to plan participants starting in June 2015, is a unique program allowing nearly 300,000 health plan members to take advantage of “virtual” doctor consultations...

Personnel Cabinet names 28 state employees to Governor’s Minority Management Trainee Program

Twenty-eight Commonwealth employees have been chosen to participate in the latest Governor’s Minority Management Trainee Program (GMMTP), a two-year professional development program scheduled to begin next month. Created by executive order in 1995, the class was established to provide guidance and leadership development opportunities for minority employees and to increase the representation...

Personnel Cabinet receives Prism Award at APA Fall Forum; honored for process improvements

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Payroll Prism Award for its leadership and process improvements which will result in significant savings to the Commonwealth. The PRISM awards are presented by the American Payroll Association (APA) to recognize payroll organizations from across the United State that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and best practices in the payroll...

State Personnel Cabinet to provide employment information during Kentucky State Fair

Visitors to this year’s Kentucky State Fair are invited to stop by the Personnel Cabinet’s booth to learn about the many career opportunities available with the Commonwealth and the valuable benefits offered to state employees. Personnel Cabinet staff will be on hand to help answer questions about the Commonwealth application process, including what to expect when applying for a job through...

Veteran personnel cabinet administrator named to oversee new Red Flag Reporting System

Larry Gillis has been appointed to serve as an ombudsman for the Personnel Cabinet and will serve as liaison to handle tips through the new Red Flag Reporting System. The system was established by the Finance and Administration Cabinet and provides an avenue for state employees and others to report questionable activities within state government. As part of this role, Gillis will field, investigate...