Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Categories set for Public Sector Excellence Awards

Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

6 January 2014 MEDIA RELEASE
Categories set for Public Sector Excellence Awards

Public sector organisations are being encouraged to consider what projects or initiatives they could submit for the 2014 IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards, to be held on 2 July 2014 at the TSB Arena, Wellington.
The Awards celebrate and reward public sector excellence, across eight award categories. The categories and criteria are now available at: www.ipanz.org.nz/excellenceawards and nominations will be accepted from 20 January – 3 March 2014.

IPANZ President John Larkindale says, “A new award category for 2014 is Excellence in Regulatory Systems. This award recognises an agency that has applied regulatory systems thinking to ensure that the outcomes of a regulatory system are achieved effectively.”

The eight categories are:
• Integrity and Trust
• Crown – Maori Relationships
• Improving Public Value through Business Transformation
• Digital Government
• Achieving Collective Impact
• Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence
• Public Sector Communications
• Excellence in Regulatory Systems

One of the category winners is awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Public Sector Excellence. The 2013 winner of the Prime Minister's Award for Public Sector Excellence was the Ministry of Social Development's communications campaign, 'It's OK to Help'.

“We invite nominations from the wider public sector including central government departments, local government organisations, Crown entities (including district health boards, Crown research institutes and other Crown entity companies), tertiary education institutions in the state sector and state-owned enterprises. In 2013, a record number – 80 nominations – were received,” Mr Larkindale says.

“We encourage nominations for public sector projects or initiatives that promote excellence in terms of vision, innovation and the achievement of results. Specific criteria apply in each category.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Business: Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out.

The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill, it said in a statement. The casino operator had previously estimated the centre would cost $402 million, which it had agreed to cover in return for extensions to its Auckland gaming licence.

The company today lodged its application for a resource consent. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news