Merit & Fitness Award

The highest award given by the New York State Association of Personnel and Civil Service Officers is the “Merit & Fitness Award”, which recognizes contributions made by an individual to the administration of the New York State Merit System and for contributions of time and energies in support of the Association.

Annually, the Association will recognize a Civil Service administrator or other government official with responsibility for their jurisdiction’s merit system administration who has demonstrated exceptional public service in support of Article V Section 6 of the NYS Constitution and service to the NYSAPCSO as a board member or other direct means of support.

Nominations can be submitted to the Association’s Secretary at any time. Information on eligibility, criteria, and how to submit a nomination can be found within the Merit and Fitness Award Nomination Form.

NYSAPCSO President John Charon presents the 2017 Merit and Fitness Award to Maria Kenneally of OCOMA

Prior Merit & Fitness Award Winners

1997   George C. Sinnott, President, NYS Civil Service Commission

1998   NYS Governor George Pataki

1999   Robert Gregory, Director, NYSAC

2000   Ted Doyle, Director, Municipal Service Division, NYS Civil Service

2001   Alan Schneider, Personnel Director, Suffolk County

2002   Thomas Pillsworth, Former Director, MSD, NYS Civil Service

2005   Karl Kampe, Executive Director, Nassau County

2006   NYS Civil Service Commissioners

2007   Ray Greene, Director, Municipal Service Division, NYS Civil Service

2010   Maureen Sullivan, Personnel Officer, Oswego County

2010   Ed Brancati, Westchester County Civil Service

2011   Frank Sinicropi, Personnel Officer, Seneca County

2012   Paul Eldridge, Personnel Officer, Putnum County

2013   David Moshier, Human Resources Director, Cattaraugus County

2014   Bethany O’Rourke, Personnel Officer, Tioga County

2016   Mary Krause, former Personnel Officer, Ontario County

2016   Patty Familo, Personnel Administrator, Oswego County

2017   Maria Kenneally, Principal Municipal Personnel Consultant, OCOMA

2018   Stephen Estes, Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources, Tompkins County

2019   Kathy Corona, Personnel Officer, Seneca County

2022   Francis Belleville, Municipal Service Division, NYS Civil Service

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