NARFE Honors Civil Servants during Public Service Recognition Week

May 4, 2018

 
NARFE proudly honors the hard working men and women of the federal community during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). From investigating new lifesaving medical therapies, to protecting our borders, air travel and commercial trade routes; providing students access to college education and caring for the visible and unseen wounds of military veterans, public servants proudly serve our nation.

During PSRW, organizations promote the value and importance of public servants in a number of ways. Across the United States, mayors, city or town councils, federal agency leaders, communities, and local civic groups issue proclamations, host award ceremonies, showcase the good works performed by those in civil service, and connect public servants with future generations of leaders.

NARFE encourages government employees and retirees to take this opportunity to convey the value of the work they do, and their personal pride in serving our nation. For more information on PSRW, visit publicservicerecognitionweek.org.

Did you know?

•    The United States Postal Service (USPS) handles 493.4 million mail pieces each day.
•    Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents process more than 74,000 truck, rail and sea containers on a given day.
•    Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than 63 million meals and snacks and more than 72 million liters of bottled water to residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
•    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff can deliver lifesaving medicines from the Strategic National Stockpile to anywhere in the U.S. in 12 hours or less.
•    Air traffic controllers help land more than 87,000 daily flights safely across the United States.
•    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents seized a record setting 3,957 firearms in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints across the country last year.
•    Medical researchers at the Food and Drug Administration approved 114 new drug applications in 2017.
•    Department of Defense cybersecurity professionals thwart 36 million emails a day full of malware, viruses and phishing schemes from hackers, terrorists and foreign adversaries.
•    Scientists at the Department of Energy have engineered E. coli bacteria (yes, the kind that can make you sick) so that it can digest biomass and turn it into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
•    FBI agents, working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, have helped locate some 260,000 missing children over the last 30 years.

NARFE Sponsors the 6th Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run in our Nation’s Capital

Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to show their support for our nation’s  public servants at the 6th Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run on Sunday, May 6 at National Harbor. This year’s race benefits the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) – the only charity by and for federal employees. FEEA helps support disaster relief, emergency hardship loans, and scholarships for federal families. Sign-up for the Walk/Run here.

Races, fun runs and walks will also take place throughout the United States this week. Even virtual walkers and runners will be joining efforts in cities across the country!

NARFE Members Showcase the Value of Public Servants in Nationwide Letter-to-the-Editor Campaign

Opinion pages of the newspaper are some of the most widely-read. And, whether on the front lines or behind-the-scenes, public servants are everywhere. NARFE members across the country are writing letters to the editors of their local newspapers, showcasing the valuable work civil servants perform to keep our country running successfully. If you’d like to submit a letter to your editor, click here.

NARFE members celebrating PSRW have been published in the following:

Longview Daily News

Palm Beach Post

Casper Star Tribune

Salina Journal

Monroe County Post

Vail Daily News

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Grand Rapids Herald Review

Wichita Eagle

Kitsap Sun

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

Looking for Other Ways to Celebrate PSRW?


Of course, there are many ways to celebrate public servants in your community during PSRW. To help you plan, a toolkit has been developed. “How to Celebrate PSRW” is full of simple, fun, low-cost ways to recognize those who serve the public, including:

•    Send a message to public servants you know.
•    Request a proclamation from your mayor, governor or local official.
•    Reach out to local schools by hosting a presentation, organizing a poster or essay contest, or facilitating a Job Shadowing Day. 
•    Prepare short, vignette stories about outstanding employees in your agency and ask your local newspaper to consider running one each day during PSRW. These profiles are a great way to highlight the work of public servants.
•    Ask local radio stations to play Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that honor federal employees.
•    Reach out to local community calendars and ask them to list your PSRW events that are open to the public.
•    Develop a list of “Facts and Figures” on the surprising and unique contributions of your federal agency/organization.
•    Use a lesson plan from the PSRW Teacher's Guide which includes activities designed for middle and high school teachers of civics, social studies and American government.
•    Organize a community event and be sure to invite your local press.

For more details on these and other ideas, visit publicservicerecognitionweek.org.

National Active and Retired

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Association

NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.

NARFE Honors Civil Servants during Public Service Recognition Week

May 4, 2018

 
NARFE proudly honors the hard working men and women of the federal community during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). From investigating new lifesaving medical therapies, to protecting our borders, air travel and commercial trade routes; providing students access to college education and caring for the visible and unseen wounds of military veterans, public servants proudly serve our nation.

During PSRW, organizations promote the value and importance of public servants in a number of ways. Across the United States, mayors, city or town councils, federal agency leaders, communities, and local civic groups issue proclamations, host award ceremonies, showcase the good works performed by those in civil service, and connect public servants with future generations of leaders.

NARFE encourages government employees and retirees to take this opportunity to convey the value of the work they do, and their personal pride in serving our nation. For more information on PSRW, visit publicservicerecognitionweek.org.

Did you know?

•    The United States Postal Service (USPS) handles 493.4 million mail pieces each day.
•    Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents process more than 74,000 truck, rail and sea containers on a given day.
•    Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than 63 million meals and snacks and more than 72 million liters of bottled water to residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
•    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff can deliver lifesaving medicines from the Strategic National Stockpile to anywhere in the U.S. in 12 hours or less.
•    Air traffic controllers help land more than 87,000 daily flights safely across the United States.
•    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents seized a record setting 3,957 firearms in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints across the country last year.
•    Medical researchers at the Food and Drug Administration approved 114 new drug applications in 2017.
•    Department of Defense cybersecurity professionals thwart 36 million emails a day full of malware, viruses and phishing schemes from hackers, terrorists and foreign adversaries.
•    Scientists at the Department of Energy have engineered E. coli bacteria (yes, the kind that can make you sick) so that it can digest biomass and turn it into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
•    FBI agents, working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, have helped locate some 260,000 missing children over the last 30 years.

NARFE Sponsors the 6th Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run in our Nation’s Capital

Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to show their support for our nation’s  public servants at the 6th Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run on Sunday, May 6 at National Harbor. This year’s race benefits the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) – the only charity by and for federal employees. FEEA helps support disaster relief, emergency hardship loans, and scholarships for federal families. Sign-up for the Walk/Run here.

Races, fun runs and walks will also take place throughout the United States this week. Even virtual walkers and runners will be joining efforts in cities across the country!

NARFE Members Showcase the Value of Public Servants in Nationwide Letter-to-the-Editor Campaign

Opinion pages of the newspaper are some of the most widely-read. And, whether on the front lines or behind-the-scenes, public servants are everywhere. NARFE members across the country are writing letters to the editors of their local newspapers, showcasing the valuable work civil servants perform to keep our country running successfully. If you’d like to submit a letter to your editor, click here.

NARFE members celebrating PSRW have been published in the following:

Longview Daily News

Palm Beach Post

Casper Star Tribune

Salina Journal

Monroe County Post

Vail Daily News

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Grand Rapids Herald Review

Wichita Eagle

Kitsap Sun

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

Looking for Other Ways to Celebrate PSRW?


Of course, there are many ways to celebrate public servants in your community during PSRW. To help you plan, a toolkit has been developed. “How to Celebrate PSRW” is full of simple, fun, low-cost ways to recognize those who serve the public, including:

•    Send a message to public servants you know.
•    Request a proclamation from your mayor, governor or local official.
•    Reach out to local schools by hosting a presentation, organizing a poster or essay contest, or facilitating a Job Shadowing Day. 
•    Prepare short, vignette stories about outstanding employees in your agency and ask your local newspaper to consider running one each day during PSRW. These profiles are a great way to highlight the work of public servants.
•    Ask local radio stations to play Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that honor federal employees.
•    Reach out to local community calendars and ask them to list your PSRW events that are open to the public.
•    Develop a list of “Facts and Figures” on the surprising and unique contributions of your federal agency/organization.
•    Use a lesson plan from the PSRW Teacher's Guide which includes activities designed for middle and high school teachers of civics, social studies and American government.
•    Organize a community event and be sure to invite your local press.

For more details on these and other ideas, visit publicservicerecognitionweek.org.

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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.