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Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards

The Governor’s Public Service Achievement Awards recognize State of Indiana employees and teams who, through their commitment and innovation at work, have produced a measurable, positive impact on their agency’s finances, operations, or population. The awards were first established in 2005 by Governor Mitch Daniels and reintroduced by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in 2023. Nominations for the awards are made by Agency Heads or their designees. To celebrate the winners’ accomplishments, the Governor hosts an annual ceremony recognizing them statewide. Winners are awarded a monetary Spot Bonus and their nomination is featured in a special edition of The Torch newsletter.

Criteria for Selection

Nominees will be evaluated by a team that will score submissions utilizing a rubric aligned with the Governor’s agenda. Nominations should provide evidence of excellence and achievement towards advancing Indiana’s state government through measurable results in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Providing Great Government Service
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Exceptional Leadership
  • Community Impact

Awards Ceremony