Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Colorado Public Employee Appreciation Week lasts a day

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 9, all state employees received this e-mail from Julie Postlethwait in the Department of Personnel & Administration: "This past Wednesday, Governor Ritter took time out of the last week of a busy legislative session to acknowledge all you do for our State; he officially proclaimed the week of May 3-May 9, 2009 as Colorado Public Employee Appreciation Week. It is important that each of you know that your commitment to serving our citizens does not go unnoticed or unappreciated."

Although that appreciation may be a tad tardy. Even if these employees checked their e-mail on Saturday, there was less than a day remaining of "Colorado Public Employee Appreciation Week."

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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