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Save the Date: May 3–9, 2015
Thank you to all the individuals and organizations that joined in celebrating our nation’s dedicated and hardworking government employees during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). Public servants deserve our thanks throughout the year and we invite you to continue honoring them for the work they do each and every day. To receive updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (#PSRW).
Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, 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 and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
Highlights from PSRW 2014 include 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.
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.
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).