What Does Federal Service Mean to You?

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Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW): May 6 - 12, 2018

It’s Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), a week set aside to recognize public sector employees and their contributions.

There will be events held in Washington, DC to celebrate, and as is traditionally done, President Trump has issued a proclamation marking the occasion.

What is Your Story?

Going back to the question posed in the title of this article, what does federal service mean to you?

Most readers of the FedSmith website are current or former federal employees. They likely have varying reasons for choosing this profession. Was it for public service? The salary and benefits package? And do these current and former federal employees recommend a federal career to others?

The federal government has faced hiring challenges. In some cases, it’s the hiring process. There also was a hiring freeze that took place last year. And some say the pay is too low while others say federal employees are paid too much.

What impact do you think all of this ultimately has on federal service? Share your thoughts in the comments at the end of the article.

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Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.

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