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Nomination process

The nomination statement

Nomination forms are available from the It's An Honour website. Nominations should be prepared in word format.

In preparing the nomination statement, it is important to provide full personal details of the nominee including their full name, home address and full position details so that the Public Service Medal Committee can assess the nomination relative to how the nominee's achievements are 'over and above' the duties that would normally be expected of a person at a particular level. All information provided is treated as confidential, and if the nomination is successful the nominee will have the opportunity to advise whether they wish for their address details to be published.

The nomination statement should include a brief summary of no more than 200 words outlining why a nominee should receive an award and how they have performed in an extraordinary manner and provided extraordinary public service. The summary should also indicate how the nominee has excelled in the Queensland Governments' core values including:

The nomination must contain comprehensive information about the service, achievement and impact for which the nomination is being made. It should not be assumed that the committee has a detailed knowledge of the area in which the nominee has worked, or a full understanding of the significance of certain achievements. These services should be put into context in the nomination statement. You could use the space on the nomination form or you may wish to attach a separate statement (maximum two pages). The nomination form will assist you in structuring your response around Service, Achievement and Impact.

Referee support

To be properly considered by the committee, all nominations must be accompanied by referee statements that comment on the services of the nominee. At least three referee reports should be provided, including (if appropriate) referees from outside the public service. References should be sought from persons of the highest calibre and are limited to two pages per statement.

For further information, please visit the It's An Honour website.

For enquiries, please contact the Recognition and Engagement team on (07) 3513 6534. All nominations must be submitted via email by 12pm Monday 25 January 2016.

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