The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced the winners of the 2018 Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards yesterday (Thursday, 22nd November).
The awards are held annually and were established under the Civil Service Renewal Programme to recognise the achievements of civil servants and showcase examples of best practice and innovation in government departments and offices.
The awards ceremony was held in last night in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle, and was attended by the shortlisted project teams from across the Civil Service, those involved in the awards process and senior civil servants.
Speaking at the event, Minister Donohoe congratulated all of the staff who participated:
Reflecting on the challenges facing the Civil Service for delivering in the future, the Minister also said:
The Minister was joined by the Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Watt, who remarked:
The winners are:
|Leading Civil Service Renewal||Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment||Employee Engagement Programme|
|Digital Excellence||Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Redesign of the Revenue Website|
|Research Analytics and Insight||Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht||The Great Irish Famine Online|
|Excellence in Customer Service||Department of Rural and Community Development||My Open Library|
|Excellence in Policy||Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government||The National Planning Framework|
|Excellence in Innovation||Forensic Science Ireland||Leading Europe in the Interpretation of Complex DNA Evidence|
|Excellence in People Skills and Organisational Development||Department of Justice and Equality||Joint-Agency Response to Crime (J-ARC)|
|Excellence Through Collaboration||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade||First Direct Air Routes Ireland - Beijing and Hong Kong|
|Citizen Impact||Department of Children and Youth Affairs||AIM for Preschool Children|
|World Class Civil Service||Department of the Taoiseach||The Citizens' Assembly|
The awards were established under the Civil Service Renewal plan. This year, 70 nominations were received from across the Civil Service and 30 projects were shortlisted. There were 11 award-winning projects.
Download the list above in PDF form: Civil Service Awards 2018.