- Published: April 27, 2023
Despite some hiccups within the aviation industry over the last few months, PASS knows that the dedicated public servants we represent at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) have continued their critical work on behalf of the American flying public, ensuring that their safety 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 people 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.
“PSRW is the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on PASS members and other federal, state and municipal public servants who serve this country,” said PASS National President Dave Spero. “The workforces we represent are highly skilled, experienced and dedicated to the job of keeping our skies safe,” he continued.
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.
“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 our members and all public servants for their commitment and dedication to this country. They work for U.S.!