State Employee Recognition Week & Appreciation Day is May 6-12

It’s almost that time of year again! Start planning now for State Employee Recognition Week, May 6-12, and State Employee Appreciation Day, May 9th.

This week of employee recognition provides a collaborative effort to honor the thousands of dedicated individuals who make up the State’s workforce. 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.

Agencies across the state are planning activities to show appreciation to their employees for their contributions to public service and to recognize their achievements in the workplace and in our communities.

State Employee Recognition week is not only statewide, but nationwide as well. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) by issuing proclamations; hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events; and delivering messages about the value of public service.

To make planning for your event easier, click here to download the State Employee Recognition Day Guideopens in new document. It includes suggestions, samples and resources to make your 2018 event the best ever.

Farewell to Our Recent Retirees!

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to all of Team Georgia’s January, February, and March 2018 Retirees!

Governor Deal Proclaims March as Procurement Month in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal declares March as Procurement Month in Georgia

On Thursday, March 1,  the Georgia Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP), members of DOAS leadership and State of Georgia procurement staff, were presented a Proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal at the Capitol, declaring March as 2018 Procurement Month.

Throughout the month, DOAS and professional purchasing associations like the Georgia Chapter of NIGP and the Government Procurement Association of Georgia (GPAG) will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing professionals in business, industry, and government.

On April 24 – 26, 2018, DOAS will host the 2nd Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC 2018) and Supplier Expo. GPC is the state’s premier event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. GPC 2018 will provide excellent opportunities to foster business partnerships between state government entities, suppliers and small businesses.

 Click here to the 2018 Purchasing Month Proclamation.