The Public Service Award of Excellence recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the public service. It is the highest honour an employee can receive from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
For the purpose of this award, a team is a group of employees within the core public service who work together on a common goal or task. Team members can be in the same division or department, or may be drawn from different divisions and departments.
The award is offered by the Clerk of the Executive Council to employees of all departments and central agencies of government. Recipients
of the Public Service Award of Excellence are
selected by a committee made up of persons familiar
with, but outside of, the public service.
Since June 2001, when the award was launched, there have been over 575 nominations. Eighty-five individuals and 41 teams have been recognized with the Award of Excellence.