25 September 2023

PS Medal open for nominations

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Nominations are now open for recipients of the Public Service Medal (PSM) with the next round of awards to be announced on Australia Day 2020.

The award recognises outstanding service in the public sector for individuals going over and above the normal requirements of their positions.

In a statement, the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) said the PSM was not confined to senior officers, rather it was available to any public sector employee regardless of grade, age or length of service.

“The PSM is a prestigious, internationally recognised award within the Australian Honours and Awards System, awarded by the Governor-General,” the Department said.

“In NSW, nominations are considered by the NSW PSM Committee which recommends a list of proposed recipients to the Premier,” it said.

“Nominations for NSW recipients are then put forward to the Governor-General, who has the authority to approve the award.”

DPC said that only 100 recipients are awarded the medal each year.

“NSW recipients of the PSM are awarded at an investiture ceremony hosted by the Governor of NSW on behalf of the Governor-General,” it said.

“Receiving a PSM entitles recipients to use the post nominal ‘PSM’ to formally acknowledge their achievement.”

Nominations close on 1 August, and the PSM nomination form and guidelines are available at this PS News link.

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