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2024 State Employee Recognition Week

State Employee Recognition Week is May 5-11, 2024. Click here to download the State Employees Recognition Week proclamation signed by Governor Brian P. Kemp.

The purpose of this week is to recognize and celebrate our employees and the work they do for the citizens of the State of Georgia.  It provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the achievements and contributions our employees make daily.

Agencies throughout the State will to express appreciation in various ways to their employees. 

Some suggestions for celebrating include:

  • Thank each employee personally. If you can’t thank someone in person, draft a handwritten note, send an e-mail or make a phone call.
  • Post a “Recognition Bulletin Board” and encourage employees to write accolades about their coworkers.
  • Send a short article about a great employee or team, along with a photo, to to be featured on the Team Georgia website.

All agencies are encouraged to participate!

Looking for more ways to recognize and thank employees? The National Association of State Personnel Executives offers a handy guidebook.

How will your agency celebrate?  Share your ideas, stories and photos with us at!

Severe Winter Weather Update

Please click the following link to access information to assist in your preparation for severe weather. You will find information on the state’s inclement weather policy, including where to find out about state office closures, an advisory on absences due to emergency closures, and severe weather planning tips from Ready Georgia and DOAS Risk Management Services.

Get Ready to Explore in 2024!

The Georgia State Parks program theme for 2024 is “Tales of Scales”, with a calendar filled with activities teaching about reptiles. Learn about turtles, lizards, snakes and alligators found in Georgia. Find a complete list of programs on

Herp, Herp, Hooray – January 5, 6, 13, 19, 20 and 27, Crooked River State Park, St. Marys

Okefenokee Swamp Sunset Cruise – January 6 and 20, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo

Snakes of North Georgia – January 6, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

Winter Ecology Hike – January 7, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge

Ranger with Reptiles – January 13 and 27, Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hike – January 14, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

Hook, Line and Sinker – January 21, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill 

Colonial Medicine – January 27, Fort King George Historic Site, Darien 

Fire Tower Trek – January 27, Fort Mountain State Park, Chatsworth