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Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for June 2017 is Mervin Manderson for being Most Thorough.

"Officer Manderson understands his role as investigator and we value his thoroughness..."

Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith

Published 2nd August 2017, 10:41am

Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for June 2017 is Mervin Manderson for being Most Thorough.

Mervin Manderson joined the Department of Immigration (DOI) in 2007 as an Immigration Officer II. In August 2013, he was promoted to Senior Immigration Officer, and a year later he moved to Senior Immigration Officer for Compliance. In his current role, he is primarily responsible for identifying and investigating non-compliance of immigration imposed conditions mandated by law and policies under the authority of the Chief Immigration Officer, Boards or Work Permit Administrators.

Tasked with conducting investigations and audits, Officer Manderson and his colleagues carry out their duties independently and objectively to ensure the adherence to immigration imposed conditions and restrictions.

“Officer Manderson understands his role as investigator and we value his thoroughness, which is needed for the Department to run efficiently. He has good leadership skills, a phenomenal work ethic, pays close attention to detail, meets deadlines and is a keen team player,” said Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith.

“He consistently demonstrates what it means to work above and beyond in the execution of his duties. This is evident as he successfully resolved many cases, and his sharp investigative ability has allowed him to avoid unnecessary litigation for the Department,” Mr. Smith said.

Chief Officer for the Ministry of Human Resources and Immigration Wesley Howell thanked Officer Manderson for demonstrating such a remarkable level of performance and commitment to the DOI.

“I am pleased that this year, three employees from my Ministry have earned Employee of the Month Awards two from Immigration and one directly from my Ministry. It is crucially important that staff members like Senior Immigration Officer Manderson be recognised for their consistently high work ethic and professionalism,” Mr. Howell said.

“He is a stellar performer who has earned the reputation of an excellent investigator, and is a role model for the entire civil service.”

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson also praised the Employee of the Month for being a man with an eye for detail and for being a role model for all Cayman Islands civil servants.

“From your initial appointment as an immigration officer, you displayed all the traits of a dynamic and skillful Officer.  You have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the important role that the Department plays in the success of our Islands.  As a result of your diligence and professional ability, you have become an exceptional Officer who overcomes the many challenges that face enforcement officers on a daily basis. It should be noted that you also understand the importance of treating everyone fairly even if that person transgresses immigration laws.”