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Public Service Recognition Week

Honoring Our Public Servants: Connecting Citizens with Their Government

May 1–7, 2016

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"I Work for Government Because..." A Wordle by Andrew Krzmarzick

Since 1985, the first full week of May has been celebrated as Public Service Recognition Week. It is an opportunity for citizens across the nation to offer a simple thank you to the men and women whose work maintains and improves our communities every day.

Public service employees: We would love to hear from you! What do you like about your job? What has been a memorable experience for you? Share it using the #PSRW hashtag either on our Facebook wall or tag us on Twitter.

Community members: Would you like to say thank you to a public service employee? Here are a couple of ways to do that:

Schedule of Events & Special Deals:

  • All week: Both Applebee's restaurants in Lawrence (6th and Monterey and 25th and Iowa) will offer a 10% discount to public service employees. If you have a work ID, that's ideal, but if not, just tell your server that you're a public sector employee.
  • All week: Hot Box Cookies (732 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS) will give one (1) free chocolate chip cookie to public sector employees who show an employment ID.
  • Monday through Friday, all day: Dunn Bros Coffee (1618 W. 23rd Street, Lawrence, KS) will give a 10% discount to public sector employees - give them discount code #114 when you're placing your order.
  • Friday, May 6, 2016, all day: All KU Dining retail locations (cafes, coffee shops, and snack bars) offer a 10% discount to any individual who pays with their KU ID. For faculty and staff that would include those with the KU Dining faculty and staff meal plan or any individual who has a Beak ‘m Bucks account. (Need to sign up for the faculty/staff dining plan?) FYI: This discount is year-round!
  • Random dates and times throughout the week, we'll be surprising various agencies and partners with cookies. We apologize that we cannot make it to every single corner of Kansas - please know that we certainly do appreciate everything YOU do!

Need a Moment of Inspiration?


Proclamation: Proclamation (Microsoft Word doc) that can be used in your community. Please let us know by emailing agray@ku.edu if you'll be using it so we can post about it!

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