- Published: May 02, 2022
As the aviation industry continues to recover from the impacts of a global pandemic, PASS recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the employees we represent at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) to ensure that the safety of the flying public is never compromised.
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. 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 Dave Spero. “They never missed a beat from lockdown in March of 2020 to the increasing number of travelers we are seeing today,” he continued. “And because of their efforts, essential personnel, equipment and vaccines reached their destinations and Americans are able to resume their pre-pandemic travel.”
PASS represents—and celebrates—a diverse workforce that supports the largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system in the world. They are: systems specialists who keep National Airspace System equipment in service; inspectors who makes sure planes and helicopters are safe to fly; flight inspection and mission support employees who ensure the integrity of procedures; administrative professional, safety support staff and more who are there every step of the way and on the job 24/7, 365 days a year.
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 Spero. “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. Without government employees, recovery from the pandemic would not be possible.”
With sincere gratitude, PASS thanks all of its members and all public servants for their commitment and dedication to this country.