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2016 NASPE Award Winners

Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Outstanding Program Award

Pennsylvania - Commonwealth Mentoring Program

Currently, 16% of Pennsylvania’s state employee workforce is eligible to retire and is projected to rise to 32% by 2020. The Commonwealth Mentoring Program takes a strategic approach to formal mentoring by providing intentional learning directly linked to specific workforce and succession planning concerns. 


Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Leadership Award

C. Neal Alexander, Jr.

C. Neal Alexander, Jr.
North Carolina Office of State
Human Resources


Director Alexander distinguished himself through his exceptional leadership in the field of human resource management across state government and for implementing innovative state human resource management practices that ensure access and equity while enhancing productivity and service delivery. Through his leadership, he has elevated the role of HR in North Carolina state government by making HR a strategic business partner in advancing the state’s organizational effectiveness.

 Eva N. Santos Communication Award

The Resource Newsletter



News and updates about the Office of State Human Resources and issues that affect North Carolina state employees are available on The Resource blog.

Advancing the HR Profession Award