Dr. Fauci’s thanks to public servants was one of many highlights of this year’s Public Service Recognition Week
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Dr. Fauci’s thanks to public servants was one of many highlights of this year’s Public Service Recognition Week

May 15, 2020 | Updated on October 21, 2020

Here are some highlights of the ways that the Partnership and federal leaders used social media during Public Service Recognition Week to thank public servants for their dedication and support, which is especially critical now as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Video message from Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a 2020 Sammies finalist, shared a thank you message on Twitter to all public servants working in health care, especially those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

“I feel privileged to be a part of this team effort, and I am optimistic that we will get through this together.” Watch the video below to see Dr. Fauci’s full message.

Agency leaders congratulated Sammies finalists

Federal leaders gave special shoutouts to employees in their agencies who are finalists for a 2020 Service to America Medals after the Partnership announced the 27 “Sammies” finalists the first week of May.

Michael Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health
Keith Krach, U.S. under secretary of state for the economic growth, energy, and environment

HHS Instagram takeover

The Department of Health and Human Services took over the Partnership’s Instagram account to celebrate public service and the employees who work tirelessly to fulfill the agency’s mission. HHS shared a behind-the-scenes look at the employees working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and a video message from Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan.


Max Stier on Twitter

What better time for the Partnership’s president and CEO to launch his Twitter than to celebrate Public Service Recognition Week and honor our nation’s federal employees? Be sure to follow @MaxStier for good government news and updates on the Partnership’s work.  

For more highlights from Public Service Recognition Week, check out these blog posts: