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  • Urges all Americans to show their appreciation during Public Service Recognition Week

    Alexandria, VA - As public servants are recognized for their contributions to our nation during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), Federal Managers Association (FMA) President Renee Johnson praised the work of FMA members, offering encouragement and gratitude to federal employees, and all public servants. PSRW runs May 7-13, 2017, with events and celebrations planned across the country.

    Celebrated annually during the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Throughout the country, elected officials, 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. We encourage government leaders and public servants from all backgrounds to participate by showing appreciation to their employees and by sharing stories of excellence in public service that highlight the important work their employees and colleagues are doing on behalf of the American people every day.

    "I want to take a moment to thank my Federal Manager Association colleagues and all public servants at the federal, state and local levels. As we know, we are often blamed for what is not perfect about our country. However, it is testimony to our upstanding work that so much of what we accomplish every day is taken for granted. We know that a great country like ours requires constant effort, adjustments, and improvements," stated National President Renee Johnson. "It is an honor to work alongside some of the best citizens anyone could wish for. America is truly fortunate to have public servants who approach their jobs with energy and purpose, and who realize their work is what allows all of us to enjoy a high standard of living in a country where liberty prevails."

    The Public Employees Roundtable, the coalition behind PSRW, and on whose board FMA has a seat, is proud to share the PSRW 2017 Proclamation from President Donald J. Trump. Additionally, the U.S. Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution honoring public servants for their dedication and continued service to the United States. We also appreciate the support of the agency secretaries and directors who serve as the Honorary Co-chairs of PSRW.

    FMA encourages you to find ideas and resources on how you and your agency or organization can participate in PSRW at http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org. Be sure to click on the Celebration Toolkit tab at the top of the page.

    The Federal Managers Association thanks all public servants for the services you provide to our country!


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