Long standing employee receives award from Ministry of Commerce
Deputy Chief Officer in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Ms. Tamara Ebanks presents the Ministry’s 2019 Employee of the Year to Ms. Tia Parrott.
Service Desk and Procurement Manager in the Computer Services Department (CSD), Tia Parrott, has received the 2019 Employee of the Year Award from the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure.
The award was presented to her by Deputy Chief Officer in the Ministry, Ms Tamara Ebanks at a CSD event recently.
Ms Parrott, who has been with the department for over twelve years, has been recognised for consistently exceeding the expectations of her position by finding new, innovative and efficient ways to manage the operations of CSD’s service desk and information technology procurement process.
Deputy Chief Officer, Ms Tamara Ebanks congratulated Ms Parrot on the award and thanked her for her contribution to the civil service. “The Computer Services Department is very enthusiastic about Ms Parrott’s professionalism and her contribution to the Cayman Islands government over the years. She demonstrates an extraordinary commitment through the multiple hats that she wears at work. Her continued dedication and hard work have allowed her to acquire a specialised set of competencies, which makes her an asset to CSD and the government on a whole,” she stated.
Ms. Parrott emphasised that she is grateful that she can add value to the Department and the Ministry. “I am also thankful for the support of my colleagues and my senior management team. CSD has given me the opportunity throughout the years to work in multiple areas of the department. Learning what other sections do and working with them on collaborative projects are ways to avoid losing sight of the organisation’s vision and goal. Working with another team can give you new skills and a fresh perspective. You can simultaneously help serve your organisation’s mission along with improving your professional development. They have accorded me a supportive working environment, and while this award is addressed to me, their efforts in making this possible should not go unrecognised,” she said.
In addition to the award, Ms. Parrott received a gift certificate from Cayman Airways Limited.
Stores Manager in the Public Works Department, Crosby Solomon and Trade Officer at the Department of Commerce and Investment, Charmane Dalhouse also received honourable mentions for their exemplary performance in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure in 2019.