Public Service Medal

The Public Service Medal is a prestigious medal within the Australian Honours System designed to recognise Public Sector Officers who have made a contribution to the community through the outstanding performance of their duties.

New South Wales nominations for the Medal are made to the Premier, through the NSW Public Service Medal Committee which is administered by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Who can be nominated

Public Sector employees of the Commonwealth Government, State and Territory governments and local governments are eligible to be nominated for the Medal.

Department employees who deserve recognition for outstanding performance of their duties c be nominated. The Medal is awarded for meritorious service. Long service alone is not a sufficient basis for nomination.

The medal is not confined to senior officers. It is available to any public sector employee. In the past has been awarded to administrative or clerical staff and employees involved in 'operational' roles. In all of these instances, "outstanding service" has been the definitive criteria for the Medal.

When do nominations close?

Nominations for the Public Service Medal are sought twice a year, in June for Australia Day and in December for Queen's Birthday.

Further advice regarding nominations for Australia Day 2015 will be provided in June 2014.

Nomination forms and further information are available through the Australian Honours website at:

http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/awards/medals/public_service_medal.cfm

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Further Information

Contact details:

Leah Warrior
People and Services Directorate
Phone: (02) 9836 9606
Email: leah.warrior@det.nsw.edu.au