Public Service Recognition Week this year will be May 1-7, with events to include a May 2 online presentation on “why trust in government matters and what can be done to rebuild that trust” based on recent research by one of the sponsoring organizations, the Partnership for Public Service.
The week is “a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Throughout the nation and the world, public servants use this occasion to educate others about the work they do and why they have chosen public service careers, as well as the many ways government services make life better for all of us,” says a guide for agencies.
Suggested activities include using the week to recognize employees through awards programs and in other ways, honoring employees for volunteer activities and Combined Federal Campaign donations, and holding events with speakers including top agency and local officials.
During the week Partnership also announces finalists in the various categories for the Service to America Medals, or Sammies, with the winners announced in the autumn.
Further information is at https://ourpublicservice.org/events.