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 Guide provides specific information on preparing for and implementing the day in your state. States may start planning early in order to take an active role in recognizing those who do a great job for state government every day! In a time when state government budgets are tight, special activities may seem too expensive, but there are several low cost activities that states can do. Included in this packet are suggested activities and events, sample language for social media and recording scripts, and templates for proclamations, press releases and agency letters.

States will be celebrating May 8 with awards, radio interviews, newspaper articles, and various other celebrations. Many governors will be releasing proclamations and press alerts in late April or early May declaring May 8 as State Employee Recognition Day. Please take time on this day to show appreciation to your state employees for their dedication to public service. 

Proclamation Template
Web Banner Templates
Press Release Template
Instagram & LinkedIn Templates*
Letter to Agency Template
Facebook Templates*
Recording Scripts Examples
Twitter Templates*
Social Media Captions and Quotes Examples
Social Story Templates*

*Social templates include logo, participating state, I serve because, I appreciate...

Please send information and links to Kayla Leslie, [email protected] in honor of your state's activities regarding State Employee Recognition Day or Public Service Recognition Week.