Sammies LogoDo you know an outstanding federal employee who deserves recognition for his or her dedicated service and significant contributions to our country? Nominate them for the 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) . We have tremendous talent in the federal government. The Partnership for Public Service is eager to help honor their service and help reassure employees how essential they are to our government and our nation.


Dubbed the Oscars of government service, the Sammies provide inspiring examples of the positive contributions federal employees make on our behalf every day. Each nomination is an opportunity to show an employee or colleague that his or her service is valued and appreciated.
 

Service to America medal categories include: 

  • Federal Employee of the Year. This award recognizes a federal employee whose professional contributions exemplify the highest attributes of public service.

  • Career Achievement. This medal recognizes a federal employee for significant accomplishments throughout a lifetime of achievement in public service.

  • Call to Service. This medal recognizes a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service.

  • Citizen Services. This medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to citizen services (including economic development, education, health care, housing, labor and transportation).

  • Homeland Security and Law Enforcement. This medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to homeland security and law enforcement (including border and transportation security, civil rights, counterterrorism, emergency response, fraud prevention and intelligence).

  • Management Excellence. This medal recognizes a federal employee for demonstrating superior leadership and management excellence through a significant contribution to the nation that exemplifies efficient, effective and results-oriented government.

  • National Security and International Affairs. This medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to national security and international affairs (including defense, military affairs, diplomacy, foreign assistance and trade).

  • Science and Environment. This medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to science and environment (including biomedicine, economics, energy, information technology, meteorology, resource conservation and space).

Nominations for the 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals has been extended to January 23, 2017. Learn more