Public Service Day activities have been rated a success by Chief Personnel Officer, Gloria Joseph.
The CPO conveyed that she was satisfied with the overall work of the organizing committee.
She stated that the collaborative effort was commendable as activities were executed as planned.
Activities for Public Service Day commenced in June with a hike.
“We had a number of activities where we were sponsoring the Lupus Foundation and other activities that were geared at charitable ventures and that was well supported. “
Other activities included health walks to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation, three flea market days, educational talks, games night, community outreach and most recently a talent night.
Another major event was the Public Service Sports Day, held on September 23.
The CPO is looking forward to the hallmark event, the public service day award ceremony carded for Friday, December 2 at the State House.
“These are persons who have given years of valuable service to the public, to the state and we do not want that persons exit the system and it’s like they just got lost and forgotten; but that their work that they have done will be remembered and they are honoured for it,” she said.
Outstanding service awards will also be presented to deserving public officers.
“Our appraisal system is going to capture the performance of employees and if it is done well, it should be a very objective process,” she said.
She explained that public servants are evaluated by their supervisors based on the performance of their work plans and their behaviours in the workplace.
Eleven awards will be bestowed: the Jerry Augustine Award for messengers; the Temporary Officer Award; The Junior Officer Award; Most Outstanding Senior Officer; Most Outstanding Middle Manager; Most Outstanding Team; Minister for the Public Service Award and ministry with the best attendance.
The most prestigious honour will be the Public Officer of the Year Award.
The theme for public service day 2016 is ‘embracing the challenge-rethink, rebuild, transform.’