About PSRW

City of Houston praises public servants with PSRW the first week of MayPSRW logo

Government employees most often perform on a high level and do important work in obscurity. But the City of Houston will shine a spotlight on its outstanding workforce of public servants with events as a part of its annual Public Service Recognition Week. PSRW is a way to express appreciation to those in public service who labor to make our communities better places to live. PSRW is celebrated nationwide to honor honor those who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees May 7-13, 2017.

Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated the first Sunday through Saturday in May since 1985, is a time set aside to better inform Americans about the broad variety of services provided by government.

The week is also an opportunity to show appreciation to public employees at the federal, state, county, and local levels who ensure that our government is the best in the world. Public Service Recognition Week provides governments around the nation the vehicle with which to celebrate, recognize and identify the important contributions that public employees offer to this country.Ā 


Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated the first Sunday through Saturday in May. During PSRW, federal, state, county and local public employees take part in events that celebrate the broad variety of services performed by employees at all levels of government.

Through these events:

  • Americans learn about the services performed by public employees,
  • officials and citizens recognize these employees for their excellent work, and
  • others are encouraged to consider a career in public service.

Public employees reach out to their communities through festivals, open houses, parades, clean-up days, recognition ceremonies and contests.

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:34

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