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Excellence Through People awards

Clare County Council was initially accredited with the Excellence Through People (ETP) award by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) in December 2002 and assessments to maintain the accreditation take place annually. In 2018 we strived for and achieved the gold standard certification. Clare is the first local authority to achieve the accreditation and is one of a number of organisations from the private, public and SME sectors to become certified to world-class standards. The Excellence Through People standard provides a business improvement model for organisations to "enhance performance and realise strategies through the management and development of their people", according to the NSAI.

"This is an independent assessment process with a rigorous evaluation. Achieving this certification speaks volumes and demonstrates Clare County Council’s innovative and progressive culture. It shows by working together staff can achieve success and this collaborative effort has now resulted in this prestigious and sought-after Excellence Through People certificate," Jason Murphy, Senior Executive Officer, HR

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