RIPEC seeks nominess for distinguished service awards


The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is seeking nominees for its 42nd annual public service awards to be presented at the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 16.

Two awards will be presented: the Robert M. Goodrich distinguished public service award to recognize an outstanding local employees and the Gary S. Sasse Distinguished public Service Award to an outstanding state employee.

The awards are named in honor of the late Robert M. Goodrich, RIPEC's first Executive Director, and Gary S. Sasse, RIPEC's former Executive Director who were staunch advocates for improving state and local public service throughout their careers. Nominees must have a total of at least five years of non-elective, full-time public service in Rhode Island State and/or local government. It is not required that the nominee's position be part of a civil service or merit system, and non-supervisory as well as supervisory personnel are eligible.

The qualifications of nominees will be reviewed by a selection committee, which will determine the final recipients. Please be sure to include in your nomination specific examples to showcase the accomplishments of the nominee pertaining to the overall criteria and performance objectives listed:

Sustained superior performance in the service of the Rhode Island taxpayer; Fiscal responsibility and business acumen;

Record of integrity and devotion to public service; Personal initiative and resourcefulness; and Diligence and productivity.

Nominations for the awards should be sent to The Goodrich & Sasse Public Service Awards Committee, c/o Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, 86 Weybosset Street, 5thFloor, Providence, RI 02903. Please include your nominee's name, current position, history of public service, and a list of significant accomplishments for the Selection Committee's review. Since the committee may require further information on your nominee, include your name, address, and telephone number with your information.


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