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Outstanding state employees honored during 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award ceremony

Fifteen employees of the Commonwealth were awarded the 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award (GAA) in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday. State employees who have positively influenced the lives of co-workers, customers, or the community are recognized through the award program. This year, the Personnel Cabinet received more than 160 nominations. Gov. Matt Bevin (left) presents David...

Lesley Bilby appointed deputy secretary of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet

Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens has announced the appointment of Lesley Bilby as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. For the past two and a half years, Bilby has served as General Counsel for the Personnel Cabinet, overseeing the cabinet‘s legal operations and providing guidance to state agencies. “Lesley Bilby brings a wealth of knowledge to the position of Deputy...

Audit uncovers over $3 million in inappropriately awarded claims during Longmeyer tenure

The Finance and Administration Cabinet has released the results of a months-long audit into financial mismanagement and improprieties involving the Commonwealth’s self-insured Workers’ Compensation Program. The audit, requested by Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens, uncovered over $3 million in claims inappropriately awarded under the administration of previous Personnel Cabinet...

Former UK player Beckham named KEHP wellness director; Snavely announces three appointments

Twany Beckham, a member of the 2012 University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball National Championship team, has been named Wellness Director for the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan (KEHP), Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens announced. In this role, Beckham will work to engage, encourage, and promote wellness activities for all public employees across the state. “Twany has a great story...

Lexington’s Thomas Stephens named secretary of the Personnel Cabinet by Gov.-elect Bevins

Gov.-Elect Matt Bevin announced Thomas B. Stephens as secretary of the Personnel Cabinet. Stephens, a former general counsel of the cabinet, joins the administration with an extensive legal and business background. “I am pleased to announce Tom Stephens as Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet,” Bevin said. “From his extensive knowledge of the cabinet to his entrepreneurial approach to business,...