Today is the last day of “State Employee Recognition Week”, a week set aside each year by the Governor of North Carolina. A variety of programs and activities recognize the employees of state agencies and universities.
The North Carolina Office of State Personnel says, “State Employee Recognition Week is planned in the spring to coordinate with the national Public Service Recognition Week, a time set aside to educate Americans about the broad variety of services provided by government.”
The Office says, “The week is also an opportunity to show appreciation to public employees at the federal, state, and local levels.”
As of April, 2013, 88,998 people were employed in North Carolina state government. Of those, 75% (66,956) were in positions with state agencies, and 25% (22,042) worked for the state’s university system.