OPSA Annual National Administrative Excellence Awards
5 May 2021

2020 was a tough year and administrative professionals (i.e. administrative support staff, management assistants, office managers, clerks etc.) had to step up and as our tagline for 2021 goes, "Learn. Grow. Change. Overcome."  We would like to give managers, supervisors, colleagues and clients the opportunity to reward administrative professionals that have met the challenges of 2020 to recognise them for the work that they do.  A nomination is a great way to show your appreciation!

Nominations close on 19 April 2021

Award Categories

National Administrative Excellence Award
Private Sector

Demonstrates commitment to the company’s strategy and financial success by implementing processes and procedures that promote effectiveness and efficiency.

National Administrative Excellence Award
Public Sector

Demonstrates commitment to the Batho Pele principle through consistently implementing and modelling the principles in his or her department.

National Administrative Excellence Award
NPO/NGO sector

Demonstrates understanding and need for resourcefulness and innovation by being resourceful and achieving outputs and impact with limited resources.

National Administrative Excellence Award

This award recognises an administrative professional that serves as a mentor to other administrative professionals and is passionate about helping colleagues succeed and reach their goals.

General criteria for nominations | Terms and conditions

  • Innovative and creative, leading to new and/or improved program processes
  • Collaborative and resourceful in the workplace
  • Active contributors to the success of their team
  • Delivers administrative excellence within their organisation
  • Willing to go the extra mile in delivering an exceptional customer experience
  • Makes significant contributions to the success of their organisation/department
  • Collaborates successfully with colleagues, community members and business networks
  • Consistently suggests new processes that are more efficient and effective, significantly impacting the productivity in the workplace
  • Makes a positive first impression
  • Serves internal and external customers with professionalism, enthusiasm, and care
  • Committed to personal and professional development – formal courses and/or self-taught

To participate in the OPSA National Administrative Excellence Awards, it must be noted that:

  • Nominees must be legally employed in South Africa in an administrative role.
  • Nominees must be informed of, and consent to the nomination.
  • Shortlisted candidates must be available to participate in an interview with a panel of judges – either in person in Johannesburg or via Skype or Video Conferencing.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Applications and documentation for short listed nominees is accessible only by the organisers and independent judging panel, and will be destroyed after the conclusion of the Awards.
  • Names and addresses will be retained to form a database for promotional purposes of the organisation and sponsors.
  • Semi-finalists from the 2019/2020 Awards cannot be nominated in 2021.
  • Finalists must be present at the awards ceremony in Johannesburg or at the online event on 28 April 2021.
  • Finalists are responsible for travel and accommodation costs to attend panel interviews and awards ceremony (if not done online).

Official Sponsors
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