Over 100 retirees to be recognized at Excellence in Public Service Awards ceremony

The Dominica Public Service will today, December, 7 2018 host its final and Hallmark event to commemorate Public Service Day 2018. The Excellence in Public Service Awards and Recognition Ceremony will take place at the Goodwill Parish Hall from 10:00am.

Public Service Day was first observed in 1999 with several activities such as an Exhibition, a National Seminar, an Ecumenical Service and of course, the grand finale the Rewards and Recognition Ceremony. Thereafter, Public Service Day was observed on the first Friday in December and was celebrated every year until 2006. Presently, the celebration takes place every two years and has remarkably improved to include activities that foster comradery, and
encourage togetherness such as, Educational Talks, Hikes, Sports Day, Talent Night, and more recently an Excursion to Martinique; Eat Fish and Entertainment Fridays. This year marks nineteen years of its existence, growth and sustainability and is testimony to our resilience as a Public Service Institution.

The Excellence in the Public Service Awards Programme was established to achieve the following objectives:

 To nobly reward outstanding officers for their dedication and hard work.
 To recognize the talent and contribution of outstanding officers.
 To encourage all officers to improve the quality of work and to maintain high levels of
 To enhance employee satisfaction and to create a sense of value
 To encourage replication and sustainability of exemplary behavior.
 To promote the core values of excellence, productivity and professionalism.

Public Officers will be awarded for their outstanding contributions over the last two years in the
following categories:-

 Jerry Augustine Award to an outstanding Office Attendant or Messenger
 Temporary Officer Award
 Junior Officer Award
 Senior Officer Award
 Middle Manager Award
 Senior Manager Award
 Team Award
 Excellence in Public Service Innovation Award
 Banner Award
 Sports Award
 Public Officer of the Year Award

A total of one hundred and fourteen (114) retirees will be recognized for their years of service. Certificates of appreciation will also be presented to Janitorial and Security Services providers as well as other Public Officers.

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  1. Teacher Advocate
    December 7, 2018

    Over 100 retires and still yet no positions available for teachers appointments!!
    And we wonder why teacher running away the first chance they get or why it’s becoming a dying profession!
    Dominica is NOT a real place!
    I said what I said!

    • Sky
      December 7, 2018

      Not only in the teaching profession, but there are people acting in all departments of the public service. Some persons are there for 11 years plus and they are still not appointed and they are not even sure of when they are going to be appointed.
      Government service has more acting than appointed officers.
      while there are persons who received their appointments in just two years.
      some are just more lucky than the others.
      some persons are under the NEP program since inception and are still not absorbed into positions.
      How do this Government cares about the well being of individuals and the have not been placed or appointed in such positions that are being made available.

      • RandyX
        December 8, 2018

        Welcome to the corrupt socialism a la Skerrit. It’s time for all you to wake up and stop the unfairness in your workplace. Show Skerrit and the DLP the red card!

  2. Pipo
    December 7, 2018

    I do not like this symbol, it frighten me. Who design it. Parry Bellot?

    • yah
      December 7, 2018

      it does look like the Illuminati sign with the eye of horus in the middle (the sun represents the eye)

    • Sugar Coating
      December 8, 2018

      I tend to agree with you. Parry had said they were poor on productivity. Pressure caused him to withdraw that statement. For excellence and professionalism not many of them will get a pass

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