President Obama thanks federal employees (VIDEO)Editorial, Top Highlights, Around the Nation, Breaking News Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Today, the President issued a video message thanking Federal employees for their service, and recognizing the enormous difference they make in the lives of Americans. To celebrate the accomplishments of the Federal workforce, today the Administration is releasing a list of examples demonstrating the impact Federal employees have had in making Government work better for the American people, whether by leveraging technology, helping local leaders realize their goals and visions, advancing the frontiers of science and innovation, increasing access to opportunity for all, or driving efficiency in Government operations. The list, while not comprehensive, shines a light on the some of the Nation’s civil servants great and most lasting achievements over the past eight years.
“So whatever or whoever inspired you to join public service; whether you’re a young person who just signed up because you want to make a difference, or a career employee who has dedicated your life to that pursuit – I want you to know that it has been my privilege to call you my colleagues. This precious experiment in self-government only works when we have selfless citizens like you.”
— President Barack Obama
Watch the president’s message above.
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