Nominate Employees Who Go the Extra Mile!

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

Do you know a state employee or manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which will be held this year between May 4-8, 2015, is a national celebration recognizing the contribution of public employees. In the spirit of recognizing exemplary service, the state PSRW Celebration Committee is asking the public and fellow employees to nominate state government and higher education staff for two state awards.

“I’ve seen firsthand the dedication of front-line employees and supervisors,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “They’re innovating in a time of tight resources. They’re finding ways to serve Washingtonians better. And they’re doing it with a spirit of service that makes me deeply proud.”

Each year, the Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating attributes such as:

  • Innovative techniques and methods
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Visionary thinking
  • Personal valor or bravery
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Or overcoming great odds or disadvantages.

A second award, the Leadership Award, is given to individuals at all levels of management who show exemplary leadership, such as inspiration, vision, integrity and commitment to service.

Nomination forms for either award may be downloaded here. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to

Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Each year, about 15 employees are selected for the Extra Mile Award, and about five are selected for the Leadership Award.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact:

Bobbi Foreman or Mark Sullivan
(360) 407-4149


2014 FSA and DCAP (Flex Plans) Deadline

Piggy Bank

Employees enrolled in the Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) in 2014 have a grace period to incur expenses until March 15, 2015. Employees may submit claims to Flex-Plan Services (FPS) for reimbursement of 2014 funds no later than March 31, 2015. Funds that are not claimed by March 31, 2015 will be forfeited.

Employees enrolled in the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) in 2014 have until March 31, 2015 to submit claims for expenses incurred through December 31, 2014. Funds that are not claimed by March 31, 2015 will be forfeited.