PSRW Events and Social Media

Listed below are events that took place in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week 2017. Please check back after New Years to find events and activities planned for PSRW 2018.

Washington Nationals Government Employee Appreciation

Continues throughout the 2017 regular season

Nationals Park
Washington, DC

While May 25, 2017, was designated Federal Workforce Day at Nationals Park, government employees have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets to other home games throughout the 2017 regular season.

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Public Service 5kPublic Service Charity 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kick off Public Service Recognition Week by joining the Public Service 5K in Washington, D.C., or participate virtually by forming teams to run or walk together in your hometown or community.

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

#PSRW Twitter Chat, White Board Campaign, eCards and Instagram Takeover

The Partnership for Public Service, GovLoop and Young Government Leaders host daily Twitter chats (#PSRWChat) during Public Service Recognition Week.

  • Monday, May 8: How does your agency celebrate #PSRW?
  • Tuesday, May 9: Why do #Sammies2017 finalists serve?
  • Wednesday, May 10: How do you start a career in public service?
  • Thursday, May 11: How can you thank public servants?
  • Friday, May 12: Why are you a public servant?

Join the #PSRW White Board campaign to proclaim “I serve because…” or “Public servants make America better by….”

Send your favorite public servant a PSRW eCard. Six design options celebrate public servants who are hardworking, driven, innovative, passionate, resilient and leaders.

Follow @rpublicservice on Instagram to see how employees at State, NASA, Veterans Affairs and more are celebrating Public Service Recognition Week. A different federal employee will take over the Partnership for Public Service’s Instagram account each day during #PSRW.

Samuel J. Heyman Service to America
Medals Finalists AnnouncementSammies Finalist

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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. Help us share their stories of excellence in government service using #Sammies2017.

Meet the finalists »

PSRW Happy Hour

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lost Society
Washington, DC

Join your government colleagues along with representatives from GovLoop, Young Government Leaders and the Partnership for Public Service to raise a toast to public service.

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D.C. United Public Servant Night

Saturday, May 13, 2017

RFK Stadium
Washington, DC

Kick up your weekend and unite for government workers as D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union. Tickets are just $30 for Public Service Recognition Week (reg. $54), and D.C. United will make a $5 donation to the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund for each ticket purchased through this offer.

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