Since 1985, Congress has designated the first full week of May as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to show appreciation for the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. Managed by the Public Employees Roundtable, a coalition of government employee advocacy groups, PSRW is a great opportunity for the country to acknowledge the important work PASS members and all federal employees do every day to keep our nation running. PSRW may only last a week, but PASS celebrates its members every day for the work they perform on behalf of the American public. “The workforces we represent are highly skilled, experienced and dedicated to the job of keeping our skies safe,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone.
PASS celebrates: the systems specialist who keeps NAS equipment in service, the inspector who makes sure planes are safe to fly, the flight inspection and mission support employees who ensure the integrity of procedures, safety support staff who are there every step of the way, and all the professionals represented by PASS who are on the job 24/7.
At a time when government budgets are becoming even tighter and challenges continue to face federal employees, PSRW is the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on PASS members and other federal, state and municipal public servants who serve this country.
“Not only are PASS members ensuring safety in the air and on the ground, military and civilian federal employees are defending our country every day. In fact, public servants are all around us,” said President Perrone. “They protect our streets and homes, educate our children, deliver our mail, fight wildfires, process taxes, inspect our food and medication and provide health care services. The list goes on!”
PASS wants to know why YOU serve your country as federal employee, even after many of you served this nation in the military. Download this sign, tell us why you serve, snap a photo and send it to PASS. We will post them to social media and our online photo albums.
When you post to Facebook and Twitter, be sure to tag @PASSNational and use the hashtag #PSRW. Get more details on how to participate at www.psrw.org. Most importantly, take place in the celebration yourself by sharing how you contribute as a federal employee and what it means to you.
With sincere gratitude, PASS thanks all of its members and all public servants for their commitment and dedication to this country.