Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management is a national Awards program run annually by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), facilitated by the ACT Division.

The pre-eminent Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence aim to encourage and recognise better practice and innovation across Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Governments in Australia. They focus on specific initiatives and are based on organisations demonstrating success against four demanding criteria.

The Awards are designed to honour the achievements of public sector work groups, units and teams rather than individuals, with organisations needing to demonstrate that they are able to devise and implement innovative customer focused initiatives. Organisations must also demonstrate that their success was not accidental, but that it was the result of a methodical and sustainable approach to improving the organisation’s practices in client satisfaction, leadership, people management, change management, planning, governance and innovation.

The Awards are based on the IPAA Excellence in Public Sector Management Model (see resources in side-bar). The Awards covered by this Model are:

  • Sustainable Excellence in Public Sector Management - Gold, Silver, Commended

Two supplementary Awards (Collaboration and Innovation) may be awarded at the discretion of the Judges to nominees for the Sustainable Excellence in Public Sector Management Award.  

  • Collaboration—joint nominations between two or more agencies or across levels of government, involving high performing initiatives
  • Innovation—initiatives involving high levels of innovation with actual or the potential for highly successful outcomes.

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