Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence
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
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 follows:
- 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 Functions"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2013)
|High Potential Can Be Deceiving -
Using the Reiss Motivational Profile® in HR and Leadership
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2012)
Constitution of Working People"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2011)
||"From Strategy to
Execution - Delivering on the CEO's Promises"
(fmi*igf Journal - Autumn 2010)
||"Strategic Intelligence - Also Useful in the Public
Service: Part 2: Collection & Protection Cycles"
(fmi*igf Journal - Spring/Summer 2009)
(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)
Organization Need Integrated Investment Planning?"
(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 DND"
(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 on Results"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 2003)
||"Accrual-based Budgeting in
(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 Policy"
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 1999)
||"Federal Comptrollership - The
(fmi*igf Journal - Winter 1998)