Since 2005, Belize joined with countries around the world in commemorating Public Service Day to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
The Outstanding Honors and Awards are in keeping with the Recognition and Meritorious Award Policy for the Belize Public Service, and which has the objectives to reward in-service public officers for their commitment to the achievement of quality public services. The awards also aims to build employee morale and contribute to a positive organizational culture which leads to higher productivity and results and ultimately improved service to citizens and customers. The objective of the awards therefore celebrates and give recognition to the work and worth of the public service and of public officers, encourage and reward service excellence and commitment to the Public Service, promote and instill the cultural values and principles of the Public Service and motivate public officers to modernize and innovate.
The presentation of these awards culminate with the annual observance of Public Service Day on the 23rd of June; and which is in conformity with the United Nation's declaration in 2003.