About the Awards
The Awards were launched in 1996 to stimulate and inspire agencies to strive for excellence in their delivery of services to the community.
The Awards is about recognising and rewarding the most outstanding initiatives and the most extraordinary achievements for the State’s Public Sector the year.
The Awards focus on specific initiatives and are based on agencies demonstrating success against four general criteria and two or three category specific criteria.
The seven Award categories are:
Goals and Objectives
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were instituted in 1996 and aim to educate, stimulate and inspire agencies, local government authorities and universities to strive for excellence in the delivery of their services to the community. As well as recognising and celebrating world-class achievements by those involved in the delivery of public services, the awards play an important role in motivating agencies to become more innovative in meeting the community’s needs.
Benefits in submitting a nomination for an Award
There is a considerable amount of effort required in preparing a nomination for the Awards.
There are many benefits in nominating for an Award. Some of the benefits stemming from the nomination process include:
- feedback throughout the judging processes can assist in the learning and improving the rigour of a future Awards nomination;
- preparing a nomination is an opportunity to review a major initiative/project;
- recognising an innovative and creative approach to address an emerging issue and/or challenge faced in the public sector;
- recognition and acknowledgement in the effort that goes into undertaking and delivering a major initiative/project;
- increasing profile of the agency in a major initiative/project field.
Finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony, which will be held in late November. At the ceremony, Awards Winners will be announced by the Premier and presented their Awards. A profile booklet will be produced detailing winner and finalists projects. This publication will be sent out to the sector following the Awards ceremony.
Finalists and Winners will also be asked to present their project at the Public Sector Excellence Conference which occurs shortly after the Awards Ceremony.
The overall winner should also expect a visit from the Premier following the Awards ceremony. This usually occurs within a week or two of the Awards ceremony announcement. The winning agency will be advised of this in due course.
In the new year, a briefing session is conducted inviting new and potential nominations for the coming Premier’s Awards year. Winners and finalists may be asked to participate in this to promote the nomination process.
For further information on any aspect of the Premier’s Awards, please contact:
Cherie Wabeke, Manager Evaluation & Events at the Public Sector Commission
Phone: 6552 8598
Public Sector Commission
2 Havelock St
Perth Western Australia
Public Sector Commission
Locked Bag 3002
West Perth WA 6872
Page last updated 14 May 2013