Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

September 16, 2014 10:06 ET

Federal Public Servants Honoured at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2014) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Today, over 200 outstanding public servants were recognized during the annual Public Service Award of Excellence ceremony held at Rideau Hall. The awards were presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Wayne G. Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council.

Quick Facts

  • The awards are open to individuals and teams from all levels of government.
  • There are 13 categories, including Outstanding Career, Management Excellence, Innovation, Excellence in Citizen-Focused Service Delivery, Employment Equity and Diversity, Official Languages, Excellence in Policy, Youth, Exemplary Contribution Under Extraordinary Circumstances, The Joan Atkinson Award, Scientific Contribution, Large-Scale Special Event or Project, and 60 Years of Service Special Award.
  • The Clerk of the Privy Council also used the occasion to recognize the 2014 Victoria Strait expedition team that recently located one of the ships from the historic 1845 Franklin Expedition.
  • The complete list of award recipients and their stories, as well as the profiles of recipients from previous years, are available on the Treasury Board Secretariat's Public Service Award of Excellence webpage.
  • The recipients were first announced in June during National Public Service Week.
  • The award is non-monetary and not open to deputy minister-level employees.

Quotes

"This year's recipients embody the creativity, commitment and collaborative spirit that makes Canada's public service one of the best in the world. They have served in a wide range of capacities-from facilitating aid and assistance on scene during disasters, to improving the public's access to data, to helping unravel the mysteries of the Franklin Expedition, to engaging Canadians across the country from space. These individuals and teams exemplify the best of our public service, going above and beyond their duties in the pursuit of excellence."

-Wayne G. Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

"I am pleased to congratulate the recipients of the Public Service Award of Excellence. Their accomplishments demonstrate that the Public Service of Canada is a professional and adaptable institution, dedicated to serving Canada in an increasingly complex world."

-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

Associated Links

2014 Recipients of the Public Service Award of Excellence

Public Service Award of Excellence

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Contact Information

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