State Employee Recognition Week is May 7-13

It is time to start planning for State Employee Recognition Week, May 7-13, and State Employee Appreciation Day, May 10th.

This week is a time set-aside to honor the thousands of dedicated individuals who make up the State’s workforce, and make a difference in the well-being of 10 million Georgians every day. 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.

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.

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 Guide. It includes suggestions, samples and resources to make your 2017 event the best ever.

Farewell to Our Recent Retirees!

This month’s featured retiree is Barbara Hill, who recently retired from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services as an executive administrative assistant with 16 years of faithful service to the State of Georgia.

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Barbara Hill and all of Team Georgia’s January 2017opens in new document  & February 2017opens in new document Retirees!

Are you, or is someone you know, retiring soon? Send us a horizontal photo to feature here on this website!

State Charitable Contributions 2016-2017 Campaign Kickoff

SCCP Kick-off

Melaney Smith and Leslie Hale of local charity Books for Keeps are pictured with DOAS Commissioner Sid Johnson, Candy Sarvis, Valerie Henderson, and Latoya Wimbush.

The Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) kicked off the 2016 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) with a breakfast at the Georgia Freight Depot on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The breakfast served as a start for the annual SCCP Campaign, a program that provides an easy and convenient way to make an immediate and ongoing difference in local charities. Governor Nathan Deal, chairman of the 2016-17 Campaign, welcomed more than 200 agency heads, college presidents and campaign coordinators and spoke about the importance of giving back and how beneficial the program can be for charities in need.

“We can all be proud of the positive impact our contributions are making in Georgian communities and in the lives of those in need,” said Governor Deal. The 2016-17 Campaign will run from September 1 until November 15.

Click here to view Governor Deal’s State Charitable Contributions Program Statement