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Public Service Recognition Week May 3 - 9, 2020
Letter to the Editor: May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week 2020 – a time to recognize our government employees and retirees. With all we are going through with COVID-19, now is an especially opportune time I believe to say “thank you,” to these dedicated workers and retirees. We know about Department of Energy employees at Hanford and the Bonneville Power Administration; but what about those in the Social Security Office, post offices, and the air traffic controllers and security screeners at our Tri-Cities Airport. Additionally, there are many others, e.g., with the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Treasury, VA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If you checked the weather forecast today, thank National Weather Service federal employees. If your child played with a toy today, thank the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission federal employees who administer our toy safety standards. If you travel to a national park this summer, thank the park rangers. Many services we rely on, across the government spectrum, are made possible by America’s federal workforce – employees working for all of us. While we may not know all they do for us, I hope they know their service is appreciated. Again, thank you, current and retired government employees. Pat Turner President, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Tri-Cities Chapter 1192 Tri-Cities, Wash.