Public Service Recognition Week starts this Sunday, May 4, and we need your help! We’ve just launched the first-ever effort to thank public servants virtually via Thunderclap, and we encourage you to take a moment right now to sign up via your Facebook or Twitter accounts. It’s easy to do. Just click Thunderclap. Please also consider sharing this message with your networks.
Additionally, there are a number of exciting events scheduled throughout the week including a Public Service 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 4, with proceeds benefiting the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fun (FEEA). To celebrate PSRW, the Washington Nationals are offering discounted tickets to government employees for their Tuesday, May 6 game against the Dodgers and will pay tribute to public servants in attendance.
We also hope you will join us on Thursday, May 8 for the fourth annual Public Service Town Hall at the Partnership for Public Service. Secretaries Penny Pritzker, Thomas Perez and Jeh Johnson and OPM Director Archuleta will discuss the value of government service and the dedicated men and women who deliver that value on behalf of the American people every day. This year’s Town Hall is moderated by ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts. If you are outside the DC area, there’s an option to watch this event via live stream.
Watch too for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists, set to be announced on Monday, May 5 here.
Our nation’s government workers are behind the scenes working day in and day out to ensure the health, safety and welfare of countless Americans and others around the world, and they deserve our thanks. For more information about the week’s events, go to http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org/index.shtml.