Public Service Recognition Week, 2015, 26179-26180 [2015-11109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Presidential Documents 26179 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9271 of May 1, 2015 Public Service Recognition Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A Government of, by, and for the people is sustained only through the hard work and extraordinary sacrifice of millions of citizens willing to serve the country they love. From the moment an early band of patriots first came together to secure the blessings of liberty for all, public servants have worked to create a more perfect Union. Today—in every city and every town—Americans proudly carry forward this tradition of service, which has built our Nation and strengthened its promise. This week, we recognize all those who dedicate their lives to this noble pursuit, and we celebrate the tremendous difference they make every day. In the face of difficult challenges, public servants give new life to the values that bind our Nation together. Civil servants are scientists and teachers, social workers and first responders—they are the leaders of today’s progress and the innovators of tomorrow’s breakthroughs. With determination and resolve, they defend our country overseas and work to widen the circle of opportunity and prosperity here at home. And despite tough circumstances—including pay freezes, budget cuts, sequestration, and a political climate that too often does not sufficiently value their work—these exceptional leaders continue to make real the fundamental truth that people who love their country can change it. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS With more than 2 million civilian workers and more than 1 million active duty service members, our Federal workforce represents extraordinary possibility. Our Government can and must be a force for good, and together, we can make sure our democracy works for all Americans. We know there are some things we do better when we join in common purpose, and with hard work and a commitment worthy of our Nation’s potential, we can keep our country safe, guarantee basic security, and ensure everyone has a shot at success. As President, I am dedicated to engaging our workforce and investing in the people who strive every day to help our Nation live up to its limitless promise. My Administration is advancing efforts to train and develop the next generation of civil servants and equip them with the skills to lead change, build coalitions, and collaborate across Government to solve big problems. We are also finding new ways to improve how we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and very best talent, ensuring careers in public service will continue to attract the brightest of the coming generations. I am committed to lifting up the outstanding work that is done every day and to fostering an environment where all our employees feel valued, engaged, and included. Public service is a calling which has meant so much to so many. It embodies our sense of shared values and reflects our drive to serve a cause beyond our own—to give back to our Nation, leave our mark, and nudge history forward. There is no greater opportunity to help more people or to make a bigger difference. During Public Service Recognition Week, we honor the women and men who power our local, State, and Federal governments, and we recommit to tackling the toughest challenges with the most talented workforce. VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:29 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06MYD1.SGM 06MYD1 26180 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 2015, as Public Service Recognition Week. I call upon all Americans to recognize the hard work and dedication of our Nation’s public servants and to observe this week by expressing their gratitude and appreciation through appropriate activities, events, and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–11109 Filed 5–5–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:52 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06MYD1.SGM 06MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 87 (Wednesday, May 6, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 26179-26180]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11109]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9271 of May 1, 2015

                
Public Service Recognition Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                A Government of, by, and for the people is sustained 
                only through the hard work and extraordinary sacrifice 
                of millions of citizens willing to serve the country 
                they love. From the moment an early band of patriots 
                first came together to secure the blessings of liberty 
                for all, public servants have worked to create a more 
                perfect Union. Today--in every city and every town--
                Americans proudly carry forward this tradition of 
                service, which has built our Nation and strengthened 
                its promise. This week, we recognize all those who 
                dedicate their lives to this noble pursuit, and we 
                celebrate the tremendous difference they make every 
                day.

                In the face of difficult challenges, public servants 
                give new life to the values that bind our Nation 
                together. Civil servants are scientists and teachers, 
                social workers and first responders--they are the 
                leaders of today's progress and the innovators of 
                tomorrow's breakthroughs. With determination and 
                resolve, they defend our country overseas and work to 
                widen the circle of opportunity and prosperity here at 
                home. And despite tough circumstances--including pay 
                freezes, budget cuts, sequestration, and a political 
                climate that too often does not sufficiently value 
                their work--these exceptional leaders continue to make 
                real the fundamental truth that people who love their 
                country can change it.

                With more than 2 million civilian workers and more than 
                1 million active duty service members, our Federal 
                workforce represents extraordinary possibility. Our 
                Government can and must be a force for good, and 
                together, we can make sure our democracy works for all 
                Americans. We know there are some things we do better 
                when we join in common purpose, and with hard work and 
                a commitment worthy of our Nation's potential, we can 
                keep our country safe, guarantee basic security, and 
                ensure everyone has a shot at success.

                As President, I am dedicated to engaging our workforce 
                and investing in the people who strive every day to 
                help our Nation live up to its limitless promise. My 
                Administration is advancing efforts to train and 
                develop the next generation of civil servants and equip 
                them with the skills to lead change, build coalitions, 
                and collaborate across Government to solve big 
                problems. We are also finding new ways to improve how 
                we recruit, empower, and retain the most diverse and 
                very best talent, ensuring careers in public service 
                will continue to attract the brightest of the coming 
                generations. I am committed to lifting up the 
                outstanding work that is done every day and to 
                fostering an environment where all our employees feel 
                valued, engaged, and included.

                Public service is a calling which has meant so much to 
                so many. It embodies our sense of shared values and 
                reflects our drive to serve a cause beyond our own--to 
                give back to our Nation, leave our mark, and nudge 
                history forward. There is no greater opportunity to 
                help more people or to make a bigger difference. During 
                Public Service Recognition Week, we honor the women and 
                men who power our local, State, and Federal 
                governments, and we recommit to tackling the toughest 
                challenges with the most talented workforce.

[[Page 26180]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 3 through May 9, 
                2015, as Public Service Recognition Week. I call upon 
                all Americans to recognize the hard work and dedication 
                of our Nation's public servants and to observe this 
                week by expressing their gratitude and appreciation 
                through appropriate activities, events, and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-11109
Filed 5-5-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5