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Public Service Medals

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Queen's Birthday Public Service Medal awards.

The Public Service Medal was established in 1989 and is part of the official Australian system of honours and awards. This prestigious award program recognises the outstanding service of Australian, state, territory and local government employees. Recipients are announced on Australia Day (January) and the Queen's Birthday (June) each year.

The sole criterion for the award of the Public Service Medal is outstanding public service. This includes service above and beyond the normal requirements of the position, a special achievement or success in the performance of duty in difficult or unusual circumstances, or sustained performance by an individual with a focus on outcomes and recognisable benefits to the clients and the workplace.

Public sector employees of all levels are eligible for nomination, and there are many exceptional people within the department who deserve recognition. Please consider nominating a colleague who has demonstrated outstanding public service.

All Department of Education and Training nominations must initially be supported by the Executive Director, or relevant Regional Director, and Assistant Director-General before being submitted to Reward and Recognition by 12pm Monday 25 January 2016.

Further information about the awards, including copies of the guidelines and nomination forms, is available from the It's An Honour website.

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