Some 80 retired public officers will be recognized for services rendered to Dominica at an awards and recognition ceremony on Friday evening at the Arawak House of Culture.
The public officers have served the island over a period spanning 30 to 40 years.
The event forms part of National Public Service Day 2012 which is being held under the theme, “Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernizing, Positively Changing!”
In addition, awards will bestowed on various serving Public Officers for extraordinary performance in the execution of their duties.
One award will be bestowed per category as follows:
• Senior Managment Award
• Middle Manager of the year
• Junior Officer of the year
• Team Award
• Minister for the Public Service Awards
• Jerry Augustine Award to be bestowed on exceptional Officer Attendant/Messenger
The observance of Public Service Day is being described an opportunity to heighten awareness of the public sector’s role in the country’s national development and to forge greater linkages and relationships with stakeholders.