Happy Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)! On behalf of the National Board of Directors, I want to thank the millions of men and women who serve as employees across the nation. Now more than ever, public servants are working on the front lines, often potentially putting themselves at risk, to continue the daily operations of our society and provide critical rapid relief to this immense national crisis. We recognize your work to the public and we honor your service. In 1996, FEW published a report on the day in life of federal workers and how we “Federal Workers Keep America Running.”
I am so proud of us. National Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 to honor the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, tribal principalities, and military employees. If we think back to what drew each of us to public service in the first place, it had to be based in the desire to help people, our families and work to make our country the best place to live. We all do that every day. I know that the decisions and sacrifices our nation makes are tremendously difficult, but the quality of services we provide every day throughout the year get the job done. We owe so much to our nation’s public servants and that must not go forgotten. Thank you for making #GovPossible.