Public Service Day

The Government of Dominica Excellence in the Public Service Awards is designed to publicly acknowledge the efforts of outstanding public officers in the Commonwealth of Dominica. This activity will take place every two years, and will be the hallmark event for the observance of Public Service Day.

This year, Public Service Day will be observed on Friday December 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the State House.


The employees of all organizations are considered its most valuable asset. Therefore, time should always be set aside to recognize, honour, and reward them.

The Excellence in the Public Service Awards represents Government’s initiative to demonstrate to public officers that their efforts are being appreciated. This is important for many reasons:

  • The services of Public Officers are critical to an effective government system.
  • Public Officers are key players in the achievement of economic growth and development.
  • Democracy and successful governance are built on a motivated, competent and responsible public service.

The Awards and Recognition also has the effect of improving the image, role, prestige and visibility of the public service.


The Excellence in the Public Service Awards was established to achieve the following objectives:

  • To nobly reward outstanding officers for their dedication and hard work.
  • To recognize the talent and contribution of outstanding officers.
  • To encourage all officers to improve the quality of work and to maintain high levels of performance.
  • To enhance employee satisfaction and to create a sense of value
  • To encourage replication and sustainability of exemplary behaviour.
  • To promote the core values of excellence, productivity and professionalism.