The Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service is the Commonwealth's highest honor for Executive Department employees. The award recognizes and honors state employees who personify excellence in public service. Six individuals and four groups have been selected to receive the award this year. The recipients have demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity and innovation, and their efforts have resulted in significant improvements in productivity and cost savings to their agencies.
A special Selection Committee reviews nominations received from state agencies and makes recommendations to the Governor. The committee is comprised of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and various appointees chosen by the Governor from business, labor, academia, media and community groups.
As Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Manuel Carballo oversaw fourteen state agencies. His dedication and commitment to the physically and mentally challenged, older citizens and children, families in crisis and the less fortunate is remembered through the twenty-second annual presentation of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service.
2013 Recipients of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service
Department of Revenue
Human Resources Division, Information Technology Division and Office of the State Comptroller
Department of Higher Education
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Department of Children and Families
Department of Public Health
- Department of Youth Services
- Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
- Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Career Services
- Department of Developmental Services