WAM Abu Dhabi, 11th May 2012 (WAM) -- Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will attend next Sunday, 13th May 2012, the award-giving ceremony for the second cycle of Emirates Government Service Excellence Award.
The event will be organised at the Emirates Palace by the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program (SKGEP). Sheikh Mohammed will honour the winners in the presence of a group of Sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.
The Emirates Excellence Award is part of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Programme which was approved last year by Sheikh Mohammed in a drive to make the UAE government one of the best governments in the world.
The first of its kind at the federal level, the programme was designed to provide federal public institutions a road map to help them improve their performance, to support a healthy economy and to unify their management practice in a balanced holistic model.
The Prime Minister's medals are granted to distinguished employees in six employment positions, namely in supervisory, technical, technological and administrative areas; field work and distinguished novice employee.
The Award is the highest ranking corporate excellence decoration and has five categories: the main category, which includes awards for entities, zones and departments based on the total number of excellence points; the sub-categories, which include awards for the entity, zone or department that achieves the highest results according to each excellence criterion; the Best Practice category, which covers creativity, performance management, information management, electronic excellence and government.