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Public Service Recognition Week


PSRW logo with text stating Public Service Recognition Week 

Honoring Our Public Servants.

Connecting Citizens with Their Government.

​May 2-8, 2021

 ​Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the individuals who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. It is a valuable morale booster and a pleasant distraction from intense work.

Governor Newsom's California Public Service Recognition Week Letter for 2021

CalHR invites your department to participate in themed event days during Public Service Recognition Week and, if it is appropriate for your department, share photos of your events using the hashtags #PSRWCA and #CAServingCA.

California Public Service Recognition Week 2021 Themed Event Days PDF​

If you have satellite offices or teleworking staff, be sure to establish a way to collect photos and share participation in advance. 

Your department's priorities in response to COVID-19 should take precedence over participating in Public Service Recognition Week and, if you are participating in these activities in person, remember social distancing recommendations. 

Recommended events are optional, not required or mandatory. Postponing Public Service Recognition Week to a later date is another option, just be sure to communicate that decision to staff so they feel informed. 

California's Public Service Recognition Week Resources

Since 2017, the State of California has participated in Public Service Recognition week and regularly reaches over 75,000 employees! Check out our resources to help your department, regional offices, and field offices participate: 

California Public Service Recognition Week Additional Suggested Events PDF

Public Service Recognition Week has a host of resources.

  • Sample messages
  • Educational ideas
  • Digital logo resources
  • View statewide and department events throughout the week on social media at #PSRWCA.
  • Visit our Employee Recognition Toolkit web page for additional information.
  • Need more event ideas, signage ideas, or other resources? Contact Jonathan Calabretta. 


Check out previous years' videos on CalHR's YouTube page​ 

  Updated: 4/14/2021
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