Office of the Ombudsman / Child and Youth Advocate

Ombudsman presents Civil Service Excellence Awards (09/10/13)

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Oct. 13, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Three provincial government employees are the recipients of the Civil Service Excellence Awards for 2008-09.

They received the awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts to provide better service to the public by resolving complaints and bringing concerns about government oversight to the proper authorities.

"This is an opportunity for our office to publicly recognize three civil servants who go above and beyond the call of duty in their day-to-day tasks," said ombudsman Bernard Richard, who presented the awards today. "Each has demonstrated that they consistently strive to find ways to solve problems and provide better service to the public."

The recipients are Judy Spencer (mental health, Department of Health), Mike Guravich (Department of Justice) and Aline Barnett (New Brunswick Human Rights Commission).

"During the past two years, these individuals have clearly demonstrated to our office that they work hard to ensure the public is being served with respect and integrity," Richard said.

The Office of the Ombudsman / Child and Youth Advocate established the awards in 2007 to recognize public servants for their outstanding professionalism in providing public service.

Criteria for the nominations include:

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MEDIA CONTACT: Bernard Richard, ombudsman, 506-453-2789 or 1-888-465-1100.

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