Governor Beebe Declares “State Employees Appreciation Week”

Little Rock, AR–Governor Mike Beebe has declared60276 State Proclamation the week of August 11 through August 17, 2013, to be “State Employees Appreciation Week.”

In a recently-issued Executive Department Proclamation signed by both Governor Beebe and Secretary of State Mark Martin, the Governor salutes state employees for their “outstanding professionalism and responsiveness,” as well as their “exemplary dedication to the citizens of Arkansas.”

As part of State Employees Appreciation Week, the Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA) celebrates its 45th year of serving the state employees of Arkansas at Embassy Suites in Little Rock, Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th.

The overall theme of the convention is to address the needs of state employees with regards to their economic, mental and physical health. Friday morning, August 16th ASEA will host workshops centered on retirement, financial planning, healthy habits and stress management.

ASEA will host a banquet Friday night to highlight outstanding employees who demonstrate commitment and integrity while serving the State of Arkansas. ASEA will announce Arkansas’ Outstanding State Employee who will receive a $1000 cash prize. ASEA will also honor a State Representative or State Senator with the Legislator of the Year Award. The keynote speaker is Keith Jackson who will offer encouraging words to the unsung heroes of the State of Arkansas.

The presenting sponsor, Baptist Health, will host a workshop on stress management and healthy habits as well as provide screenings to attendees of the convention. Convention sponsors include Verizon, Purchasing Power, Arkansas Employees Federal Credit Union and the University of Phoenix. A portion of the sponsorship proceeds go to fund the John F. Motes Scholarship for state employees.

ASEA will also honor outstanding chapters and recruiters Saturday, August 17 during the convention luncheon.

“This is an opportunity to put Arkansas state employees in the spotlight. They are the people who teach, treat, and assist the citizens of Arkansas,” said Danny James, ASEA executive director. “It is truly an honor to work on their behalf.”

Registration is now open. The cost is $40 for the full convention package. Visit for more information or to register. All are invited to attend.



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