Members of Congress are showing their appreciation for federal employees during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which started yesterday.
Bipartisan resolutions have been introduced in the House and Senate expressing that “public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States” during PSRW. The resolutions detail some of the important contributions made by government employees and members of the uniformed services and recognize them for their unyielding dedication to public service.
S. Res. 180 was introduced by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and several other Republicans and Democrats, while H. Res. 353 was advanced by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) The Senate resolution was approved unanimously on May 1.
Celebrated the first full week of May since 1985, PSRW is a time set aside each year 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, 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.
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund kicked off PSRW when it hosted its annual charity walk/run last week near the nation’s capital. NTEU was a proud sponsor of the event benefitting financial assistance and scholarships for federal employees and their family members.
NTEU joins our nation’s leaders and thanks our members once again for their dedication and service to our country.
To learn about local PSRW events from Honolulu to Newark, NJ, visit https://psrw.ourpublicservice.org/additional-events/