Employee Recognition

Making a Difference

Thanking Our Employees for a Job Well Done

Great People Doing Great Things

Every day, employees of the Nova Scotia government are working hard, using their skills and expertise to serve the people of our province.

We should all be proud because, directly or indirectly, their work touches each and every Nova Scotian.

That is why Government has created an Employee Recognition Policy Portable Document Format (PDF). It's a way we can celebrate and show our respect for employees’ achievements.

We have a Tool Kit of resources to help departments develop and enhance their employee recognition programs.

Employee recognition has two components:

  • Corporate activities and initiatives, such as the Premier’s Award of Excellence, Long Service Awards, and the Public Service Awards, coordinated by the Public Service Commission for all government employees.
  • Departmental activities and initiatives, such as Minister Awards, service milestone certificates and staff appreciation days which are customized by each department to reflect the unique work that employees perform in each department.