It’s Public Service Recognition Week!

Public servants don’t get a lot of attention for their efforts, most of the year—and that’s how it is and likely always will be.

But since 1985 once a year, every year, one week is designated in recognition of the great and necessary work that these indispensable folks do for all of us. The Partnership for Public Service is the crossroads for various events and forums honoring public service—have a look at the nonprofit’s homepage for more information.

The many ways of recognizing public employees at the federal, state and local level range from posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #PSRW, to attending or observing events that honor them, to watching a baseball game—between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets—held in their honor. For federal employees, perhaps the greatest honor for public service is the 2019 Service to America awards event—hosted by the Partnership for Public Service and better known as the Sammies—with so many great feds nominated for awards in different categories and the coveted Federal Employee of the Year prize.

Have a look at the Sammies website and a release on the event for detailed information on nominees and winners, past and present. 

Reader comments

Tue, May 14, 2019

Management at the big outfit in Bethesda will write each other for bonuses and take credit for the employees hard work and dedication.

Mon, May 13, 2019

Definitely not self-serving management minions and their political appointees along with the white house occupant, congress and senate. They have no interest in great civil servants helping the tax payers of this country.

Thu, May 9, 2019

Feds do important work. Good thing to remind the rest of the country. But not sure they do!

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