MEDIA RELEASE 
Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Awards to Recognise Public Service Excellence

The Western Australia Institute of Public Administration has today launched the 2012 Achievement Awards, designed to recognise individual and organisational excellence in public service.

Chief Executive Officer Alison Petrie said “as the peak professional association for the public sector, the Institute developed the Awards to recognise and value the hard work people in public service do.”

“The Awards will be judged by a panel of highly respected past and present public service leaders,” Mrs Petrie said.

The Awards are open to any employee or organisation that works in Western Australia in any tier of public service including Local; State; Federal; Not-For-Profit and the Academic sector.

There are a total of 14 Awards, nine open to individuals and five best practice awards for organisations.

Individual Awards

Patrons Award
Young Leader of the Year
Leader of the Year (3 Awards)
1. Leader of the Year Working in State or Federal government
2. Leader of the Year Working in the Not for Profit Sector
3. Leader of the Year Working in Local Government
Best Practitioner in Public Service (4 Awards)
1. Human Resource Management Practitioner of the Year
2. Information Technology Practitioner of the Year
3. Policy Practitioner of the Year
4. Finance Practitioner of the Year


Organisational Award

Innovation in the Not For Profit Sector
Best Practice in Collaboration (2 Awards)
1. Best Practice in Collaboration Between Government and Non Government Organisations
2. Best Practice in Collaboration Across Government Agencies in the Same Jurisdiction
Organisation Demonstrating Best Practice (2 Awards)
1. Organisation Demonstrating Best Practice in Corporate Social Values
2. Organisation Demonstrating Best Practice in Health & Wellbeing

Nominations open 01 December 2011 and applications close 24 February 2012.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for each Award category, for more information and to apply visit www.wa.ipaa.org.au.

For further information please contact Kylie Macqueen on 08 9221 1177.