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Your department's priorities in response to COVID-19 should take precedence over participating in Public Service Recognition Week.
If you have satellite offices, or teleworking staff, have a way to collect photos established in advance.
If you are participating in these activities in person, remember physical distance recommendations.
California Public Service Recognition Week 2020 Potential Virtual Events PDF | RTF
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 Proposed Events PDF | RTF
Public Service Recognition Week has a host of resources!
Digital logo resources
Track statewide and department events throughout the week on social media via #PSRWCA.
Need more event ideas, signage ideas, or other resources? Contact
Check out previous years' videos on
CalHR's YouTube page!
The Cliff Allenby Public Service Award honors exemplary state employees who have committed their lives to the service of California.
The award is named after Cliff Allenby, one of the state's most renowned and tenured public servants, who passed away in 2018. Allenby served six California Governors in a variety of roles and ran several state departments during his career.
Award nominations can be made by Cabinet-level secretaries. To be eligible, a state employee must have an accomplished record of at least 20 years of service. Winners are selected by the Governor's Office and announced during Public Service Recognition Week.
Employee Recognition Toolkit webpage for more information.