Governor Wolf Proclaims May 6 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’

May 06, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – In appreciation of the important work that state employees perform for Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 6, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’

“State employees deserve the utmost appreciation and admiration for the great work that they do every day to deliver important and vital services to their fellow citizens,” Governor Wolf said. “Serving as revenue secretary and now governor, I know that state employees are some of the hardest working Pennsylvanians across our commonwealth. Because of that, I know that we can achieve great things together and create a government that works for everyone.”

“As governor, it is my honor to support and work alongside tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who have chosen careers in public service.”

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 raises approximately $3 million for charitable organizations each year.

“State employees are the key to having government that works,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we want to engage state employees at all levels in our efforts to do things better and more efficiently across government.”


May 6, 2015

WHEREAS, Commonwealth employees are committed to public service and perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, dedication and pride; and

WHEREAS, Commonwealth employees perform a variety of challenging and important duties, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining transportation infrastructure, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical and cultural resources; and

WHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians rely each day upon the services provided by Commonwealth employees; and

WHEREAS, Commonwealth employees serve as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds by supporting efforts to reduce costs, boost efficiency and productivity, and enhance the delivery of services throughout state government; and

WHEREAS, many Commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including millions of dollars contributed annually to hundreds of worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA); and

WHEREAS, Commonwealth employees are essential to achieving Government that Works in Pennsylvania; 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 week of May 3-9.

THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2015 as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY in Pennsylvania and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, on this first day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand and fifteen, and of the Commonwealth the two hundred and thirty-ninth.


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