Celebrating the spirit of service and outstanding commitment to New Zealand.
In 2018, the New Zealand Public Service chief executives established the Awards and Recognition Programme to promote a sense of pride and belonging across the Public Service. The programme recognises public servants who exemplify the spirit of service and demonstrate an outstanding commitment to New Zealand.
The Spirit of Service Awards are open to organisations across central and local government and Crown entities. They celebrate outstanding public sector initiatives that deliver great outcomes motivated by a spirit of service to the community.
The Public Service Day Awards recognise public servants who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their work, the highest standard of integrity, and a spirit of service to New Zealanders.
The State Services Commissioner’s Commendation for Service celebrates public servants who have served 30, 40 or 50 years in the New Zealand Public Service.
Nominations for the Spirit of Service Awards and Public Service Day Awards will now open later than we expected.
Given the extraordinary times we are all facing with the COVID-19 situation, we are looking at how and when we progress with all our events, including the Awards ceremonies.
Whatever we do, we will provide plenty of time for nominations to be submitted.
In the meantime, keep safe, and look out for those wonderful people / initiatives that are making a difference for New Zealanders.
To find out more about each programme, click on the links below: