The following events took place in Washington, D.C. during Public Service Recognition Week 2014, including ongoing recognition by the Washington Nationals. Please watch this page near the beginning our 2015 for next year’s spotlight events and activities.

Washington Nationals Government Employee Appreciation


Nationals Park
Washington, DC

During PSRW and throughout the 2014 regular season, the Washington Nationals are offering discounted tickets to government employees.

Government employees: Click here for more information and to receive your discount code.

Non-government employees: Click here to purchase tickets online.

Public Service 5kPublic Service 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 4

Anacostia Park
Washington, DC

Thank you to GEICO, BlueCross BlueShield, Federal Times and other generous sponsors who supported the 2014 Public Service 5K.

To kick off PSRW 2014, government employees, their families and friends, and area running enthusiasts participated and showed their support and appreciation for our country’s dedicated public servants.

Proceeds benefit the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

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Public Service Town HallPublic Service Town Hall

Thursday, May 8

Partnership for Public Service
Washington, DC

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta discussed the value of government service and the dedicated men and women who deliver that value on behalf of the American people every day.

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Samuel J. Heyman Service to America
Medals Finalists AnnouncementSammies Finalist

Tuesday, May 6

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Honorees are chosen based on their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation. Thirty-three individuals and teams, whose important, behind-the-scenes work advances the health, safety and well-being of Americans, were announced as finalists for these prestigious awards.

Learn more about the Sammies finalists »