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State Employee Recognition Day is May 10, 2017
State Employee Recognition Day is an excellent opportunity to express appreciation to state employees at a time when their dedication is even more valued and appreciated. Recognition is a powerful motivator, and it contributes to higher employee morale, increases organizational productivity, and aids in recruitment and retention. NASPE's State Employee Recognition Day seeks to create an event that makes State Employees feel valued and appreciated.
This publication serves as a repository for employee recognition ideas, press releases and wording for gubernatorial proclamations.Click here for a sample planning timeline.
State Employee Recognition Day was initiated in 2001 under the leadership of then NASPE President Donna Traywick and then-South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges in partnership with the National Governor's Association. In 2002, response to the initiative grew significantly, with several states reporting some kind of recognition event for their employees.
State Website Links
These are links dedicated to employee recognition throughout the year as well as for State Employee Recognition Day/Week. Please send information and links to Leslie Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org in honor of your state's activities regarding State Employee Recognition Day/Week.
Alaska: Denali Award Peak Performance
Delaware: Making a Difference for Delaware
Indiana: The Torch
Michigan: State Employees
Missouri: Emplolyee Recognition Programs
North Dakota: COSE: Council of State Employees
Oklahoma: Office of Personnel Management
Pennsylvania: Employee Recognition
Washington: Public Service Recognition Week
State Employee Recognition Day History