Press Releases

Governor Roy Cooper presented 12 state employees with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence today during a ceremony in the NC Museum of History. The recipients of the prestigious award were selected from 115 nominations.

After 16 months of intensive training, 51 professionals, most of them state government employees, graduated from the NC Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM).

First Lady Kristin Cooper, state leaders and other dignitaries, honored 15 state employees who have served North Carolina for 45 years or more during a ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of History.

Cooper has appointed Barbara Gibson to direct the Office of State Human Resources to work on behalf of the state’s thousands of employees. Gibson is one of the longest serving state personnel directors and has led the NC Department of Justice Human Resources Department for 16 years. 

Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) Interim Director Paula Woodhouse toured the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy (TCA) in Salemburg and New London earlier this week.

“The students need our help and we want to assist them in getting back on their feet as quickly as possible,” said Paula Woodhouse, OSHR’s interim director. “So we teamed up with the commission to collect essential school supplies. I was impressed with the amount of donation we received; it shows how supportive state employees are toward their fellow North Carolinians.”

At the NC Association of Government Officers annual seminar last week, OSHR’s communications team received first place in the Internal Communications/Employee Engagement category for the 2016 Excellence in Communications Awards for the newsletter The Resource.

Ten state employees were honored with the Richard Caswell Awards, an award presented to state employees who have contributed 45-years of service to the State of North Carolina and its people.

Today, 38 individuals enrolled in the NC Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) graduated. Their ceremony was held inside the NC Museum of History auditorium.

The 16 state employees being honored have made a positive and noteworthy difference in the areas of customer service, efficiency and innovation, public service, human relations, outstanding state government service and safety and heroism. They were selected out of 118 nominations submitted.