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Sacha Rankine wins EOM for developing exceptional leadership

"Ms Rankine strives for excellence and consistently seeks ways to develop herself..."

DLP Director, Mr Bennard Ebanks

Published 8th May 2018, 1:13pm

As Ministry of Human Resources & Immigration Chief Officer Wesley Howell read a list of characteristics during the celebration at the Department of Labour & Pensions (DLP) to award Employee of the Month for March, colleagues declared, "That sounds like you Sacha!"

Sacha Rankine, a Senior Labour Officer, was selected as CIG Employee of the Month for March based on her ability to lead by example, her cheerful attitude and her strong determination to bring cases to a resolution. She was also acknowledged for taking on the role of "trainer" for new employees, although that is not a part of her job description; for not taking any sick days in 18 months; and for the high integrity she displays by declining and reporting any monetary gifts offered to her.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson explained that in addition to being passionate and having a high degree of integrity, Ms Rankine "developed an electronic system to enhance information sharing between DLP and the Department of Immigration. This system not only fosters a closer connection, but assists the Department with any concerns or potential infractions of the Immigration Law established during Labour investigations."

DLP Director, Mr Bennard Ebanks, put her name forward for a Chief Officer’s Choice Award because she "is a true leader and a highly motivated individual who conducts the Government’s business efficiently and effectively and with enthusiasm and integrity."

"Ms Rankine strives for excellence and consistently seeks ways to develop herself, often sharing ideas on how to improve current Department functions," he added.

Ministry of Human Resources & Immigration Chief Officer Wesley Howell agreed, saying Ms Rankine exhibits a willingness to apply servant-leadership and often takes the initiative to promote the importance of teamwork within her unit and the Department as a whole.

"She consistently displays a willingness to assist team members as they work together toward one common goal providing world-class service to the people of the Cayman Islands."

Sacha Rankine started her Civil Service career as a Customs Officer II in June 2000. In July 2014 she moved to the Department of Immigration taking up the post of Senior Immigration Officer. Last year she was hired as a Senior Labour Officer in the DLP.