Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence
The fmi*igf Journal is an important part
of the vision of the fmi*igf and provides a forum for sharing best
practices in managing public sector resources. The purpose of this
award is to recognize the author of the best article published in
the fmi*igf journal each fiscal year.
The Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence was created in
1979 for the best article in financial management appearing in the
fmi*igf Journal, in recognition of Alan G. Ross, the first
president of the modern fmi*igf organization in 1976. Alan G. Ross
spent 31 years in the Federal Public Service in various positions
including Director, Financial Policy Development, Treasury Board;
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management, Agriculture
Canada; and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Supply and Services
Canada. Alan G. Ross is a federal public servant who made a
difference, having spent his career contributing to the enhancement
of financial management in the public sector.
The author of any feature column or article published in the
fmi*igf Journal during the fiscal year, will be eligible.
(Exceptions: current Journal Editor and Assistant Editor)
The article should promote and further the values of the fmi*igf
and will be selected in accordance with the following rating
criteria (see Appendix for sample rating table):
- involve sharing of experiences, information and best practices
and applicable to more than one segment of the public sector
(federal, provincial and/or municipal);
- address an area or perspective of the current issues,
challenges and best practices in public sector resource
- further the development of best practices in public sector
resource management (i.e., focus on the application of modern
- present original thoughtful, well-researched perspectives on
the issue covered; and
- be written in a professional manner (limited editorial
Number to be Awarded
One award per year.
Details of Award
- Award recipient selected by September 30 annually;
- Award Plaque noting "Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence"
and "fmi*igf Journal", fiscal year, and date of award,
presented during PD Week each year;
- Complimentary registration and reasonable expenses to attend
the PD Week; and,
- Public Recognition, including announcements in fmi*igf Journal,
news release, and fmi*igf website.
The award committee will be comprised of five members as
- the fmi*igf National Past President;
- two current or former members of the fmi*igf National Board;
- two members of the fmi*igf.
Alan G. Ross Award Winners
"Is High Public Sector Unionization a Problem for the Labour
(fmi*igf e-Journal - March 2015)
||"What is Financial Literacy for the Public Manager? The Answer
is A Two-Way Street"
(fmi*igf Journal - Autumn 2013)
||"The Real Implications of Downsizing on Government Finance
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2013)
|High Potential Can Be Deceiving - Using the Reiss Motivational
Profile® in HR and Leadership Development"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2012)
||MOTIVATION "The Constitution of Working
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2011)
||"From Strategy to Execution - Delivering on the
(fmi*igf Journal - Autumn 2010)
||"Strategic Intelligence - Also Useful in the Public
Service: Part 2: Collection & Protection Cycles"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2009)
||"Qualifying Financial Risk"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2008)
||"After the Federal Accountability Act: Is the
Accountability Problem in the Government of Canada Fixed?"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2007)
||"Does Your Organization Need Integrated Investment
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2006)
||Rocky J. Dwyer
||"Utilizing Points of Differentiation to Enhance:
Competitiveness and Growth - Some Thoughts for Consideration"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2005)
||"Rechecking the Defences - Assessing Financial Risk at
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2004)
||"Employee Retention & Turnover - The Real Reasons Employees
Stay or Go"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2004)
||"Performance Management- The British Columbia Context Focusing
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2003)
||"Accrual-based Budgeting in Australia"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2001)
||"British Columbia's Evolution to Full Accrual Accounting"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2001)
||"Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, Innovation: Your Challenge in
the Context of the Federal Government's New Comptrollership
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 1999)
||"Federal Comptrollership - The Modernization Challenge"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 1998)