Governor Wolf Proclaims May 4 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’

May 04, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – In appreciation of the important work that state employees perform for Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 4, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’

“Today, we thank our fellow Pennsylvanians who have chosen careers in public service,” Governor Wolf said. “They are the people who plow our roads in the winter, care for our sick and vulnerable citizens in their times of need and put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”

In his proclamation, Wolf gives examples of the many duties state employees fulfill, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.

The governor also lauded state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raised over $3 million for charitable organizations last year, as well as the annual Holiday Wish Program, which donates gifts each year to hundreds of families in need.

“It is important that we recognize the many things that state employees do that make our lives better each day,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we are working to engage state employees at all levels in ways to make government work better for those we serve.”


May 4, 2016

WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are dedicated public servants who perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, and pride; and

WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are responsible for protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining roads, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, and preserving historical and cultural resources; and

WHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians benefit from the services provided each day by commonwealth employees; and

WHEREAS, commonwealth employees support Government that Works in Pennsylvania by serving as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and engaging in efforts to improve operations and enhance service delivery throughout state agencies; and

WHEREAS, many commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including contributing millions of dollars to nearly one thousand worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) and donating hundreds of gifts to families and seniors through the Holiday Wish Program; and

WHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the first week of May.

THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2016, as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.

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