Working for the People
Leadership and Exemplary Service
Hardworking individuals who make meaningful contributions to State government.
Ongoing Commitment to Excellence
Serves as a model for all public employees and enhances the quality of life for New Yorkers.
Concern for Public Trust
Demonstrates dedication to serving New Yorkers with the highest level of performance, integrity and pride.
Recognizing the Important Work of New York State Employees
To be eligible for consideration of an Empire Star Public Service Award, applicants must be a current New York State employee serving in the Executive Branch.