Governor Wolf Proclaims May 8 as “State Employee Recognition Day”

May 08, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – In recognition of the value of public service to our society and quality of life, Governor Wolf has proclaimed today, May 8, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’

“Today, we want to acknowledge the hard work and contributions made by state employees across the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “We thank you for your dedicated service to the people of Pennsylvania.”

In his proclamation, Wolf cited examples of how state employees serve the public by protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, and preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.

“For many state employees, public service is more than a career, it is a calling,” said Wolf. “It is incredibly satisfying to know that work you do each day is having a positive impact on others.”

The governor also praised state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raised nearly $3 million for charitable organizations last year.

Later this month, Wolf will honor 49 state employees with the annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence for exemplary job performance or service that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and increased efficiency.

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