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Public Service Recognition Week Coming May 6-10, 2012

Washington, DC–With just a week to go, ASPA is gearing up for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). We are excited about the opportunity to recognize nationally those who serve our local, state and federal government. Admittedly, this is difficult in the wake of a national story revealing waste and overspending at the General Services Administration.

Despite this news, we can’t ignore the other hundreds of thousands of employees who, day in and out, dedicate numerous hours to providing necessary and important services to the public. These include the park rangers, city administrators and everyday workers who are committed to improving access to government and its services.

Every year, ASPA and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) present the National Public Service Awards (NPSA) which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions through public service. While we appreciate our public servants every day, we offer a special recognition during Public Service Recognition Week and join with our colleagues across the country to say ‘THANK YOU.’

How will your chapter or section help celebrate public servants in
your community? Organizations across the country and in Washington, DC,
are gearing up for Public Service Recognition Week scheduled for May
6-10.

Tell ASPA how you are saying Thank You to any outstanding public servants in your community. If your chapter is having an activity, please send it in an email to Melissa Williams at mwilliams@aspanet.org. You can also post your event to the PA TIMES Online Event Calendar.

In addition to all of that, each year PA TIMES print (and now online!) publish all PSRW event articles submitted by ASPA chapters and sections. Public Service is sometimes referred to as a “calling.” Send us your event articles and show the world why! Please email articles, along with any photos and/or video, audio files that would compliment the article to Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin at cjewett@aspanet.org.

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