State Employee Recognition Day, 2018
May 09, 2018
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, preserving our 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 joining 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, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence program recognizes commonwealth employees for exemplary job performance or service that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and increased efficiency; 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 6-12, 2018.
THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2018, as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY. 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, this eighteenth day of April two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.