Government employee of the month named

| 03/04/2013

DG-presents.gif(CNS): Selburn Christian, Senior Statistician of the Economic and Statistics Office (ESO), was named last month’s Cayman Islands Government’s Employee of the Month for January 2013. Mr. Christian, who heads ESO’s System of National Accounts (SNA) unit, scored a perfect grade of “excellent” in all the selection criteria. Mr. Christian was recognised for his leadership of the SNA unit, staff training and playing a role in capacity building and succession planning. Deputy governor, FranzManderson, said of Mr. Chistian, “His exceptional proficiency, high calibre of work, and above all, his exemplary professionalism have earned him this recognition.”

Commenting on his award, Mr. Christian said, “I am elated, appreciative and humbled to have received this award. It is always a good feeling to be recognised for your contributions as it augments the motivation and drive to keep fighting. I always try to give of my best as that is who I am, so to be acknowledged for being “Most Professionally Excellent" is indeed an honour for me.” He continued, “As a national accounts statistician, the job can get overwhelming at times, so it rewarding to know that you are appreciated and celebrated for what you do and how you do it. As we say in Jamaica, encouragement sweetens labour.”

Deputy financial secretary, Mrs. Sonia McLaughlin, who selected Mr. Christian for the award, said , “Mr. Christian’s achievements and efforts are worthy of emulation”

ESO Director Maria Zingapan says, “He consistently, diligently and robustly carries out the ESO’s mission, which is to support evidence-based decision making by providing accurate, timely and user-friendly information that is relevant to local needs and compliant with international standards.”

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