PASS Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

As we look around the country, particularly at public servants who work on all levels of government to ensure safety, security and services vital to all Americans, it is important to recognize the invaluable contributions that these dedicated individuals make every day.

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, at the federal, state, county, local and tribal levels. PSRW is a great opportunity for the country to acknowledge the important work all federal employees do every day to keep our nation running.

PASS represents—and celebrates—a diverse workforce that supports the largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system in the world. Among the 11,000 employees the union represents at the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense 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; safety support staff, administrative personnel and more who are there every step of the way and on the job 24/7.

“The workforce we represent is highly skilled, experienced and dedicated to the job of keeping our skies safe,” said PASS National President Dave Spero. “And we remain committed to fighting to secure decent pay, benefits and safe working conditions for these employees.”

Public servants are all around you. Not only are they ensuring your safety in the air and on the ground, they are protecting your streets and homes, fighting wildfires across the country, educating your children, delivering your mail and medicine for the elderly, processing your taxes, inspecting your food, picking up your trash, providing health care services, and defending your country. They work every day—many on the front lines in dangerous conditions—in order to best serve this country.

“With sincere gratitude, we thank all of our members and all public servants for their commitment and dedication,” said President Spero.

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