A dozen state and municipal employees will be honored on Thursday with a Dunbar Award bestowed by the Louisiana Civil Service League.

The awards, named after Charles E. Dunbar, co-author of Louisiana’s first civil service law, are presented to workers in classified systems “who have distinguished themselves by service over and above the call of duty.”

The awards will be presented at a luncheon to be held at noon on Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans.

The honorees for 2014 are:

Michael Barrington, Homer, director of the Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory, the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Doris G. Brown, Baton Rouge, executive director of the Office of Public Health, the state Department of Health and Hospitals

Lester H. Bullitt, Glenmora, adaptive equipment specialist, the Louisiana Special Education Center

Barbara Cronin, Baton Rouge, seed germination supervisor, the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Catherine Fontenot, Angola, assistant warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary

Jacqueline Garrison, Port Allen, human resources division, Louisiana State Civil Service

John “Ricky” Masaracchia, Hammond, ORS chief, Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration, Louisiana Workforce Commission

Sidney E. Seymour, Baton Rouge, compliance examiner chief, Office of the Governor, Office of Financial Institutions

Harrison B. Shaver, Jr., Shreveport, probation and parole specialist, Department of Public Safety & Corrections.

Shannon S. Templet, Prairieville, civil service director, Louisiana Civil Service.

David J. Williams, Waggaman, regulatory manager, Jefferson Parish Inspection and Code Enforcement.

Kenneth York, Baton Rouge, assistant director, Louisiana Rehabilitation Service, Louisiana Workforce Commission.

For information, call the league’s New Orleans office at (504) 522-3875.