The Torch - May Issue

The Torch

First ever ‘virtual’ Public Service Recognition Week is here!

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Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) has gone virtual!

Due to ongoing measures enacted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, state of Indiana employees will be able to take part in all 2020 PSRW events, whether they’re frontline first responders, working remotely, or reporting to the office to continue their mission of providing great government service to their fellow Hoosiers. In light of that, now, perhaps more than ever, it is important to show our appreciation.

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Artist honors frontline workers with at-home painting project

PSRW event, art from home

Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) LAN administrator Jeffery Lahr will use his artistic talents to celebrate the state’s frontline workers and first responders during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

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Employees of the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) recently received vital information related to coping and managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This information is intended to provide connections to helpful resources for FSSA employees as they continue working to assist their fellow Hoosiers during a time of uncertainty and considerable change.

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Gov. Holcomb announces large-scale COVID-19 testing for Hoosiers

Governor Eric Holcomb speaking to a microphone

Last week, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced that OptumServe Health Services, powered by Logistics Health, Inc., will open sites across Indiana to begin large-scale testing of Hoosiers.

“Launching this partnership with Optum further expands Indiana’s COVID-19 testing capacity,” said Gov. Holcomb. “These free tests will be available in locations across the state, ensuring even more Hoosiers who have symptoms or an affected family member can get tested for coronavirus.”

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