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Governor McMaster proclaims May 5-11 ‘Public Servant Recognition Week’ 


Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 5-11 ‘Public Servant Recognition Week’ in recognition of the work done by state employees across South Carolina. 

Clemson University employs nearly 6,000 full-time faculty and staff members, with individuals in every county in the state.  

In his proclamation, the governor applauded the work of state employees, calling attention to their contributions to the continued growth and prosperity of South Carolina. 

Clemson University will recognize employees in May with employee appreciation luncheons across the state. The main campus event will take place on May 15 at The Dish at McAlister Hall, with other events happening in the days and weeks following. 

Want to share your appreciation for your coworkers? 

Cards will be available at employee appreciation luncheons for faculty and staff to leave notes of appreciation to their coworkers. Notes will be compiled and included in an Our Clemson article following the events. 

If you would like to give a digital shout out, complete this form which is a standard part of each OUR Clemson. It will be sent to the OUR Clemson team. 

Discounts Available for State Employees 

Many discounts around the state are available for state employees with a valid ID the week of May 5-11.  

Columbia Fireflies (May 10, 2024) – State Employee Appreciation Night with reserved seating, free hats and the first 1,000 fans will get a Frank Mozzicato Player Bobble Head.  Purchase tickets here. 

Columbia Fireflies (May 11, 2024) – State Employee Appreciation Night. This date is Star Wars Night which will include post-game fireworks, reserved seating, and free hats. Purchase tickets here. 

Darlington Raceway (May 12, 2024) – State employees receive $25 off select grandstand tickets to the NASCAR Goodyear 400 at the Darlington Raceway. Purchase tickets here. 

Patriots Point will offer half price admission (normally $27) for SC employees with a valid ID the week of May 5-11, 2024. 

The State House Gift Shop will offer a 30% discount during a storewide sale on May 5-11.  (This excludes State Park Passports, Vietri products and service charges such as embossing, engraving, etc.). 

South Carolina State employees with a valid ID will receive a 10% discount at the South Carolina State Museum’s Cotton Mill Exchange. State employees who are SC State Museum members will receive a 20% discount).