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NARFE Salutes America’s Civil Servants During Public Service Recognition Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Klement
May 5, 2017

Alexandria, VA – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is honored to salute the proud men and women who serve our nation during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 7-13. Organized by the Public Employees Roundtable, of which NARFE is a member, PSRW is a time to honor federal, state, county and local government employees.

“This week is a celebration of the millions of individuals who proudly serve our nation. Their presence is felt in every community, in ways both small and large, and we cannot thank them enough,” said NARFE President Richard G. Thissen. “America’s public servants are everywhere: They teach our children, protect our citizens and provide for the common good. Every day, these dedicated men and women work hard to ensure our nation functions efficiently and effectively. This week, we let them know that their work is both commended and appreciated.”  

For 32 years, the first week in May (beginning on the first Sunday of the month) has been dedicated to recognizing the work of those engaged in public service. Throughout the country, mayors, city and town councils, federal agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate by issuing proclamations, hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events, and delivering messages about the value of public service. NARFE and the Public Employees Roundtable encourage government employees and retirees alike to take the opportunity to convey the value of the work they do, and their personal pride in serving our nation. Learn how you can take part in Public Service Recognition Week by visiting PSRW’s website.

“I thank Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and 20 of her Senate colleagues for supporting a resolution recognizing and commending our nation’s public servants for the work they do. This single week is not enough to show our gratitude, but I hope everyone will join in and recognize the positive impact that public service has on our nation,” Thissen concluded.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly five million current and future federal annuitants, spouses and survivors.


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