President Trump had some positive words for federal employees–a frequent target of his–in his proclamation on Public Service Recognition Week, which is this week. In pertinent part, it says:

“During Public Service Recognition Week, we express gratitude for our civil servants. Their daily effort keeps our government functioning and helps make our nation exceptional.

“Throughout my first 100 days, I have seen the tremendous work civil servants do to fulfill our duty to the American people. At all levels of government, our public servants put our country and our people first. The hard work of our mail carriers, teachers, firefighters, transit workers, and many more, creates an environment that allows individuals and companies to thrive.

“To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely. In March, I issued an Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch. I am counting on our civil servants to seize upon that order and make our government dramatically more accountable, effective, and efficient, by going beyond the modernization efforts of the past and re-examining the operational core of our executive departments and agencies. Together, through these and other efforts, we will fulfill our responsibilities to make our government work better for the American people.”