Public Service Recognition Week: Connecting Citizens With Their Government

Public Service Recognition Week: Connecting Citizens With Their Government

  • Editor’s Note: Kane County Connects is celebrating Public Service Recognition Week (May 7-13) by posting a series of articles about public servants throughout Kane County. If you have a story to share, email text and photo to

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public Service Recognition Week is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Throughout the country, mayors, governors, 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. Government leaders and public servants from all backgrounds participate by showing appreciation to their employees and colleagues and by sharing stories of excellence in public service.

Follow @RPublicService on Twitter and help us spread the word using #PSRW. To participate, you can also join a Twitter chat series, send an eCard or post a White Board photo on Facebook or Instagram.

For additional suggestions and resources to participate in Public Service Recognition Week in your agency or community, visit the PSRW Celebration Toolkit page. To request email updates about PSRW 2017, contact

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 7 through May 13, 2017, as Public Service Recognition Week

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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.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 7 through May 13, 2017, as Public Service Recognition Week.  I call upon Americans and all Federal, State, tribal, and local government agencies to recognize the dedication of our Nation’s public servants and to observe this week through appropriate programs and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.