Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month) to honor the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local and tribal government employees.
Hear from Mayor Cavalier Johnson on the impact we can all make by working together through public service and government.
Hear from other public servce employees on why they serve and the impact they feel they can have working in public service and government.
Share Your Pride
Share With Us On Social Media
Tell us why you enjoy serving the public through your work with the City of Milwaukee. Post your photo or video on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram using the following hashtags: #PSRW and #IServeBecause and #ProudToServeMKE.
Activities for Children
Share the #PSRW celebration with your little ones! Print out these activity sheets for your kids to enjoy during your time at home together. Or do them yourself!
City of Milwaukee Wellness Resources
Wellness programming is offered throughout the year including lunch 'n learns, fitness classes, financial wellness, coaching with health educators and registered dietitians, behavioral health and stress management. Take advanatge of these free resources!
The City of Milwaukee offers a free Care.com membership through Care@Work to employees. A Care.com membership provides unlimited access to a platform employees can use to find and manage care for children, seniors, pets and their home.
The City of Milwaukee Employee Assistance Program webpage houses topical information and resources on a wide range of work-life issues. Contact the City's Onsite EAP Coordinator, Cris Zamora, at 414-286-3145 or [email protected] for additional information.
The City’s Workplace Clinic provides free, convenient, onsite and virtual health care services for employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City's health insurance and dependents (18 mos and older) on the City’s health insurance. Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an inperson or virtual visit.
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Are you interested in receiving a Wellness Tip each month? Topics include nutrition, exercise, safety, stress management and more.
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More Wellness Resources
Check out these additional wellness resources ranging from Healthy Recipes, Fitness Center Locations, Physical Activity Apps and Self Care Activities Pack.
Manage Stress & Mental Health
Tips to Help Manage Stress from our EAP
Below are strategies and tips to manage stress, anxiety or worry.
- Unplug. Take a break from social media and negative news cycles. Consider limiting your consumption of news and social media to a certain time of the day.
- Take time to be still. Trying to keep pace with demands and obligations is exhausting. Take a few minutes every day to meditate, pray, stretch and breath.
- Connect with those that care about you. A 75- year Harvard study on happiness found that participants who maintained meaningful relationships were the most happy as compared to those that didn’t. Positive relationships are the greatest factor in keeping us happier, healthier and alive longer.
- Take care of your body. Eat healthy. Incorporate fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and limit unhealthy fats. Move more. Get up, stretch and move. Even a brisk walk helps. Get enough sleep. Strive for at least seven hours of sleep nightly, keep regular bed/wake hours.
- Limit alcohol consumption. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation (2 drinks or less a day for men/1 drink a day for women).
Each week in May we are highlighting mental health services available to City employees and their families, starting with the City's own free onsite Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP offers confidential counseling/consultation, assessment and referral services for employees and families when they need help navigating any work or personal situation affecting their life.
The City of Milwaukee Health Department will also be sharing social media poosts abut mental health and available resources throughout the month. Follow their social media channels to learn more!
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An Employee Resource Group (ERG) is an employee group that has been formally recognized by the City and shares a common background, focus area, and set of interests and/or goals that foster an environment of inclusion. The City encourages the formation of ERGs to foster diversity, encourage the sharing of information, recognize achievements, and interaction between employees on an informal basis.
Any city of Milwaukee employee can form and/or be a member of an ERG. We encourage you to consider joining one of the existing ERGs, or consider starting one of your own.
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