What is State Employee Recognition Week (SERW)?
Each year, State agencies are encouraged to set aside a special week (SERW) to recognize the efforts of their employees who enhance and improve the quality of life for Missouri citizens. While the week each agency chooses to designate as their SERW may vary from year to year, whenever it occurs, it is a time to recognize and thank the outstanding state employees who have chosen to make a career of public service.
Each manager, supervisor and employee, whether behind the scenes, or out in front, is the face that Missourians turn to for help and assistance. This time should highlight the dedication it takes to fulfill the agency’s mission, and the pride employees take in their work and accomplishments.
During this time, agency executives, managers and supervisors should do something that they are hopefully doing every day – show their appreciation to co-workers and colleagues for their work; and share stories of service excellence with others, both inside and outside State government.
Agency leadership is encouraged to observe the time they designate as SERW by highlighting their employee’s accomplishments, and by providing appropriate recognition activities (large or small) that are best suited and accessible to the employees in the agency.
To find out how each State agency recognizes employees during SERW, contact the agency coordinator.
Read the communication about State Employee Recognition from Acting Division of Personnel Director, Guy Krause.