CAPHRA Awards Program


CAPHRA has several awards programs to recognize excellence in human resources management. Nominating a colleague, supervisor, or HR leader for any of the below awards is a wonderful way to recognize the myriad of accomplishments that public sector HR professionals achieve. Information about the programs is listed below. Questions about these programs should be directed to Nicole Shoop, Recognition and Scholarship Committee Chair, at



The CAPPIE Award

This monthly award recognizes human resource professionals who demonstrate Commitment, Attitude, Professionalism, Proficiency, Innovation, or Expertise.


Two HR professionals are awarded the CAPPIE each month. Receiving the CAPPIE means that you were caught doing something good in the field of HR. The CAPPIE is awarded at the monthly program meetings. Nominations for the CAPPIE can be made by anyone, and any HR professional is eligible to receive the CAPPIE.


To nominate someone for the CAPPIE, simply complete the nomination form, found here: Word Document-Awards Nomination Form, outlining the reason for your nomination and e-mail it to Nicole Shoop.


HR Professional of the Year and HR Manager of the Year

These annual awards are given to HR professionals and HR managers who demonstrate excellence in the field of human resources. These awards may be given for sustained excellence in the field of HR, for outstanding work on a specific project, or for work on a program/project that significantly improves the field of HR. These awards are presented annually at the CAPHRA Spring Conference.


Nominations can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Nominations received prior to March 21, 2014 will be considered for the award given in May. All recipients of the CAPPIE in the previous calendar year will automatically be considered as nominees for these awards. Click here for a nominations form: Word Document-Awards Nomination Form


Charles T. Sciotto Award

This award, which honors the memory of Charles T. Sciotto who retired from a distinguished career in state government in 2000, has been established to recognize extraordinary leadership in human resources within Pennsylvania State Government. Click here for a nominations form: Word Document-Sciotto Award. If you are interested in making a donation to this fund, please contact Nicole ShoopNominations are due by March 21, 2014.


Outstanding CAPHRA Member

This award is presented annually at the Spring Conference to a member who went above and beyond in helping CAPHRA and its programs in the previous year. Selection for this award is made by the CAPHRA Board. Active Board members are not eligible to receive these awards. 



Active Board members and Recognition and Scholarship committee members are not eligible to receive these awards.




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