Governor Kathy Hochul today announced Timothy Hogues will be nominated to serve as the Commissioner and President of the State Civil Service Commission.
"New York's exemplary civil servants deserve leadership that is equally qualified and committed to the work of the State," Governor Hochul said. "With his wealth of experience and passion for public service, Timothy Hogues will be an extraordinary leader for the Commission, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to solve the State's most pressing challenges and deliver for New Yorkers."
Timothy Hogues most recently served as a Personnel Commissioner for Erie County where he was responsible for overseeing services provided to over 130 appointing authorities and approximately 24,000 employees county wide through the implementation and maintenance of services that support and facilitate the recruiting, selection, hiring, development and retention of local government and school district employees in accordance with Civil Service Laws and Regulations. Mr. Hogues began this role after being appointed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in 2019.
Previously, Mr. Hogues served as Commissioner for the Erie County Department of Senior Services where, under his leadership the department was able to improve the congregate dining experience and expand non-traditional dining options for thousands of older adults across Erie County that rely on the dining program to meet their nutritional needs. In addition to his dedicated government service, Mr. Hogues worked as an Operations Manager at private firms in the Buffalo area helping them to improve their bottom line by utilizing his problem solving skills he learned early on in his leadership career as well as his ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of an organization. On top of his managerial experience, he served in the Erie County Legislature (2012-13). Mr. Hogues serves on several community Boards throughout the Buffalo area and he is a proud graduate of University of Buffalo where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and Management.
The New York State Civil Service Commission adopts and modifies rules governing a wide range of State civil service matters. These rules are subject to approval of the Governor and have the force and effect of law. The Commission also hears and determines appeals on such matters as examination qualifications, examination ratings, position classifications, pay grade determinations, disciplinary actions, the use of preferred lists and requests to continue the employment of individuals who are retired. In addition, the Commission regularly inspects and oversees the operations of municipal Civil Service Commissions and city and county personnel officers. The Commission is composed of three members: the President of the Commission, who is also the head of the Department of Civil Service, and two Commissioners. By law, not more than two of the three can be members of the same political party.
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