Commissioner Timothy R. Hogues
Timothy R. Hogues serves as the Commissioner for the Department of Civil Service and President of the Civil Service Commission. He was nominated by Governor Kathy Hochul to serve in these roles in April 2022 and unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate in June 2022.
Commissioner Hogues most recently served as the Personnel Commissioner for Erie County where he was responsible for overseeing services provided to over more than 130 appointing authorities and approximately 24,000 employees countywide 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. Commissioner Hogues began this role after being appointed by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in 2019.
Previously, Commissioner Hogues served as Commissioner for the Erie County Department of Senior Services where, under his leadership, the Department worked diligently to improve the quality of care at nursing homes throughout Erie County. As part of these efforts, Commissioner Hogues championed a new initiative with the Erie County Executive to ensure that nursing homes notified families quickly after a reportable event and increased transparency and accountability via semi-annual reporting. In addition, Mr. Hogues also took on the challenge of a steadily declining participation in the congregate dining program in Erie County by improving the congregate dining experience and creating non-traditional dining options for thousands of eligible older adults across Erie County. During his tenure, he was also able to increase partnerships and meaningful programming within faith-based, LGBTQ+, and across communities of color, to ensure better access to information and services.
From 2012-2013, Mr. Hogues also served as a member of the Erie County Legislature. In addition to his years of dedicated government service, Mr. Hogues also worked as an Operations Manager at private firms across the Buffalo area, helping them improve their bottom line, strengthen operations, and improve overall customer service.
Commissioner Hogues serves on several community Boards throughout the Buffalo area and is a licensed minister at Elim Christian Fellowship in Buffalo. Commissioner Hogues is a proud graduate of University of Buffalo where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and Management.