Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week - May 5th - 11th, 2019

This week, we say thank you to our Federal workers.

We are so grateful for the strength, talent, and dedication you bring to the job each and every day. When we need you the most, you’re always ready to give – you work tirelessly, and you work faithfully. You provide the services we all depend on and make our lives possible.

We are forever grateful to you for your service, and we’re proud to stand by you. Thank you for a job well done.

If you’re excited to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week in your office and community, scroll down to view the PSRW Celebration Toolkit! Show your pride about the work you do, and get your co-workers, colleagues, friends, and neighbors excited about public service! Spreading the word to support public service can make can make you feel great about the important work you do and it can encourage younger generations to become public servants. If you’re proud to serve, make sure those around you know it. Spread the word, share this page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Get the word out – your work matters!


Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week in your office and community!

Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has honored the men and women who serve our great nation as employees in federal, state, county, or local government offices. It begins on the first week of May, starting the first Sunday of the month. This special tradition was created to inspire a new generation of civil servants and encourage the public to build a stronger connection with their local government.

How to Celebrate PSRW

There are many simple, low-cost ways to celebrate public servants in your community during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). Ideas range from sending letters to public employees to organizing a celebration showcasing the work of government agencies in your local area. Our guide provides a full list of suggestions and actions you can take during the week.

Celebration Toolkit

Official PSRW Logo

Official 2019 PSRW Banner

Audience Guides

Our tailored guides for federal agencies, Capitol Hill, local chapters and teachers provide specific recommendations for what you can do to celebrate federal workers during #PSRW.

Federal Agencies

Capitol Hill

Local Chapters


Share a #PSRW photo on social media

Use one of our white board templates to write why you serve or support public servants. Take a picture and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

I Serve Because…

I Appreciate Public Servants Because…


*Special thanks goes out to Partnership for Public Service for everything they do to promote Public Service Recognition Week each year.

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