"VSEA continues to be honored every day to represent the finest public service and corrections workers in the nation.”
Vermont State Employees Association Celebrates “Public Service Recognition Week” & “Correctional Officers and Employees Week”
The Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA) is proud to join once again with all Americans in celebrating the important work the nation’s federal, state and local government employees and corrections employees do every day.
Since 1985, America has paid tribute to its public service employees by honoring them during “Public Service Recognition Week,” which, this year, is May 3-9. VSEA also joins the nation in celebrating the dedicated service of our nation’s correctional officers and employees, during Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which is May 2-8.
“No one does it better than Vermont’s public employees and our corrections employees,” praised VSEA President Bob Hooper. “This has been especially true in the past few years, as more and more public employees are charged to continue providing Vermonters with quality, essential services but do so without many of your co-workers— who were cut—or the funding required to provide the level of service expected. In the DOC, things aren’t a whole lot better, as employees struggle to do the best job they can in the face of routine staff shortages and ongoing, big-time department funding issues. In many state worksites, employee morale is at an all-time low, but, even so, dedicated and committed Vermont state employees continue to work hard every day, maintaining our roadways, working with offenders, protecting our environment, defending our wildlife, ensuring a safe food supply, providing needed services the elderly, disabled and poor and so much more. VSEA continues to be honored every day to represent the finest public service and corrections workers in the nation.”
The VSEA is Vermont’s second largest union, representing more than 6,000 state and other public sector workers.
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