Exceptional contributions by provincial employees in the service of the public and government were recognized by Premier Greg Selinger today at the 16th annual Manitoba Service Excellence Awards.
“The Manitoba government’s plan to steadily grow the economy and create good jobs is working in large part because of the strong efforts by the Manitoba civil servants who design, manage and deliver the programs and services that keep this province moving forward,” said Premier Selinger. “I extend my sincere congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s awards. I would like to thank all provincial civil servants for the hard work they do and their commitment to serving the people of Manitoba.”
The awards recognize excellence in workplace performance and community service. They include an award for cross-sector teams of provincial government and external partners such as public-sector, volunteer or community-based organizations, whose efforts foster excellence in meeting public needs and improved programs and services for Manitobans.
Awards were presented for the following:
Premier’s Career Achievement Award – Irvin (Issie) Frost, Manitoba Justice;
Leadership Award – Jon Gunn, Manitoba Municipal Government;
Service Excellence IndividualAward – Susan Turbett, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy;
InnovationAward –General Child and Family Services, Building Futures Team;
Service Excellence TeamAward –Manitoba Municipalities Online Implementation Team; and
The Manitoba Service Excellence Awards were established through Service Quality Partners and were presented for the first time in 1999.
Awarded the distinction of being one of Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2013 and 2014, the Government of Manitoba is one of the province’s largest employers with over 14,000 employees, the premier said, adding provincial employees make up a talented, highly skilled and professional workforce that reflects the diversity of the people of Manitoba.