Public Service Day 2018


Public Service Day is almost here - Wednesday 7 November.

Ever since the Public Service Association (PSA) began its life we have been committed to the value of the public service.

The PSA formed on 31 October 1913, less than a year after the Public Service Act was assented on 7 November 1912.

The initiative being taken by Government to celebrate that historical date as Public Service Day is certainly therefore a milestone worth celebrating.

Appropriately the official theme for Public Service Day 2018 is “spirit of service”.

To support this we are putting a call out for answers to this question:

What does "spirit of service" mean to you in your work in the Public Service?

PSDay flyer3A copy of this flyer can be downloaded below.

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To mark Public Service Day, two awards have been created by the States Services Commission (SSC) - the New Zealand Public Service Medal and the State Services Commissioner’s Commendation for Frontline Excellence.

The Public Service Medal was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in August - see here.

We'll be giving an update on this and award recipients after the ceremony being held at Parliament to present the awards on Monday 5 November.

The SSC have also designed this official logo:

SSC Public Service Day logo

 

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