Honoring Our Public Servants.
Connecting Citizens with Their Government.
May 3–9, 2015
Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Our theme for PSRW 2015 is Government Works. Public servants do amazing things across our great nation, around the world, and in your hometown and community. Through PSRW, we showcase their accomplishments and recognize the significant challenges they take on each and every day. We hope you’ll join us in telling these stories of how government works for the American people and about the types of work it does.
Attend, Connect, Share
Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations; hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events. Events in Washington, D.C. will include the third annual Public Service 5K run/walk, a government appreciation day at the Washington Nationals and a luncheon to announce finalists for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.
Faces of Government: Help us share positive stories of how government works by contributing profiles about government employees and their work and accomplishments.
PSRW Thunderclap: Sign up for the PSRW 2015 Thunderclap campaign where a few hundred supporters can spread a message of thanks to millions of social media followers.
For additional suggestions and resources to participate in Public Service Recognition Week in your agency or community, visit our Celebration Toolkit page.
Highlights from 2014
2014 Public Service Town Hall
PSRW Message from President Obama
Letter of support from the 2014 PSRW Co-chairs
Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Public Servants
March 25, 2014
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senator Jon Tester (Montana) honoring federal, state and local government employees, both civilian and military, for their dedication and continued service to the United States.
The cosponsors of Senator Tester’s resolution (S. Res. 397) are Mark Begich (Alaska), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Tom Carper (Delaware), Carl Levin (Michigan), Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Mark Warner (Virginia), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), Benjamin L. Cardin (Maryland), and Tim Kaine (Virginia).