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2019 Excellence in Government Awards

Awards to Mississippi Government Employees
to Honor Excellence in Public Service

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Mississippi State Personnel Board (MSPB)

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 5:00 PM Delivery; or Postmarked by Date


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Awards to Mississippi government employees to recognize outstanding dedication to and accomplishments in public service. Nominations will be considered on behalf of individuals and teams for work carried out within the last five years. This award was designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the management of administrative procedures, which increase the quality of public service at the state, district and local government levels.

Up to two awards will be issued each year. One shall be the recipient of the Award for Excellence in State Government, and one shall be the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Local and District Government.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177672

Number of Grants:

A maximum of two individuals or two groups of individuals will be awarded each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee must be, at the time of the nomination, a full-time employee of a governmental entity in a classified position with a minimum of three years of service.

Persons holding elected offices will be evaluated based on their career in public service, excluding time served as an elected official.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations will be received until February 1, 2019, 5:00 PM.

The appointing authority or the governing boards or commissions of governmental entities shall submit nominations for personnel in the entity under their purview to the Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

Nominations may be handwritten, typed or word processed. Nomination forms may be submitted by email, mail, or hand-delivery. Emails must be time stamped on or before February 1st, and mail must be postmarked on or before February 1st. Nominations that are hand delivered must be received by the MSPB Executive Director on or before the close of business on February 1st. Excluding State holidays, business hours for the Mississippi State Personnel Board are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 AM.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Downloaded and completed nomination forms that are mailed or hand-delivered must be sent to the following address:

Mississippi State Personnel Board
Attn: Executive Director
210 E. Capitol Street, Suite 800
Jackson, MS 39201

Completed nomination forms that are emailed must be sent to:

Phone: (601) 359-1406
Fax: (601) 359-2729

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi