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 types of work it does.

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; and delivering messages about the value of public service. For additional suggestions and resources to participate in Public Service Recognition Week in your agency or community, visit our Celebration Toolkit page.

Below are highlights from PSRW 2014, which included the second annual Public Service 5K run/walk, a public town hall meeting with Cabinet secretaries, a Washington Nationals baseball game and a congressional breakfast to announce the finalists of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Please visit our events page to learn more about this year’s upcoming events and activities.

2014 Public Service Town Hall

May 8, 2014

The Partnership for Public Service held our fourth annual Public Service Town Hall on Thursday, May 8. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta joined us for discussion about the value of government service and the dedicated men and women who deliver that value on behalf of the American people every day.

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).