Each year since 1985, the U.S. Congress designates the first week of May as Public Service Recognition Week – time set aside to honor public employees and to educate the public about the many ways government workers make life better for all Americans. It provides an excellent opportunity to recognize State employees and express appreciation for one another in our commitment to serve the people of Colorado.

To celebrate the important contributions of our State employees, the Governor’s Office and the Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) are hosting a special event to honor those employees who most exemplify the significant and invaluable contributions public servants make to the quality of life in our state.

Each department in the executive branch has been asked to select one employee to honor at this event. The honoree should be someone who demonstrates superior service to the people of Colorado. Designees must be submitted to DPA using this form by 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019

Each honoree and their Executive Director or designee will be invited to a special event in Denver during Recognition Week. VIPs will make brief remarks and honorees will be presented with a special certificate of appreciation.

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Platt, DPA Communication Manager, at 303-866-6095.

Please select the executive branch department or agency for which this designee is a representative.
Please list the Executive Director's name or the name of the designee who will attend the awards luncheon with your department's awardee.
Please enter the email address of the contact person for your Executive Director's Office.
Please enter the name of the department's designee for the Public Service Recognition Week award.
Please enter the designee's working job title, not their classification (e.g., Tax Officer, not GP-IV)
Please include the designee's email so that we can send an official invitation the week of April 22 and for other correspondence regarding the award.
Please describe in 1200 characters (~150 words) or less why this employee was selected. This narrative will be read at the awards luncheon.