2017 Public Service Recognition Week: May 7-13 at a VA facility near you


Public Service Recognition Week  will be held May 7 to 13 to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. First celebrated in 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is hosted annually during the first full week in May by the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations.

VA will celebrate this week by acknowledging our employees for their dedication to serving Veterans and their families. VA recognizes its greatest strength lies in its workforce – the men and women of VA who exemplify the core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence. We appreciate our high-performing, dedicated employees, who work hard every day to deliver excellent customer service to improve the Veteran experience.

PSRW events will take place at VA facilities around the country to recognize the thousands of employees who serve Veterans every day, not just for the paycheck, but for the honor of caring for those who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedoms and the American way of life.

More information on the history and national celebration of PSRW is available at the Public Service Recognition Week website. On Wednesday, May 10, VA will be taking over the @rpublicservice Instagram account – so be sure to follow them for photos and stories from VA.



Gary Hicks

is the Director of VA’s Office of Digital Media Engagement. He is a former managing editor of a daily newspaper and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Gary’s wife is a senior master sergeant stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.


  1. Robert Lupo    

    I want thank all the nurses who have helped me on getting to the road to recovery and treating me with respect and more than just another patient. !!!!

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