Amy Martial
Year
2019

Amy Martial serves as a Human Resources Specialist at the Department of Civil Service, Division of Classification and Compensation. The Division is committed to upholding the New York State Merit System Program and effective management of the state’s enterprises, through job classification and fair/equitable pay programs. In her role, Amy is involved with the organizational management activities of assigned state agencies. She prepares written review documents, and performs related research and analysis, in the assessment of requests to create and assign salary grades to positions and job titles in the state.

Amy is a 2017 graduate of the University at Albany, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and plans to enroll in a Master’s program in Public Administration in the future. During her time at the university, she served as an Executive Board member for the Haitian Student Association and WACRIA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the rights and societal status of African women and children in the diaspora. She also served as an intern at the Global Institution of Health and Human Rights where she provided written Creole interpretation services for the Prisoner’s Legal Service of New York.

Amy spent a great portion of her childhood in Haiti, where she witnessed the effects of a state failing to represent the interest of its people. From her experience, she developed a commitment to champion on behalf of the marginalized, the disenfranchised and the oppressed in any capacity. Amy is passionate about multiculturalism, women’s rights, and dismantling socio-economic impediments. She has prioritized staying connected to her roots through non-profit involvement and other community support initiatives. As a recent permanent resident of the Capital Region, Amy endeavors to continue to use her voice in the service of the public and those in need.