The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) pay tribute to America's dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Honorees are chosen based on their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation.
Marking the start of Public Service Recognition Week, the Partnership is pleased to announce this year’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists—outstanding federal employees who are making high-impact contributions to the health, safety and welfare of countless Americans and others around the world.
The finalists are contenders for eight prestigious Service to America Medals, including Federal Employee of the Year, set to be announced on Sept. 22 at a Washington, D.C. dinner. The Service to America Medals have earned a reputation as the most prestigious awards to honor America’s civil servants.
The twelfth annual Sammies gala was held on October 3, 2013, at the historic Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Among this year’s award presenters were White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Bianna Golodryga, anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition, served as master of ceremonies.
President Barack Obama meets with Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists and winners in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
“The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal honorees were proud and energized to hear directly from President Obama about how important their work is to our nation,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Post-shutdown, at a time when federal leaders are refocusing the workforce on the mission at hand, the President sent a powerful message about his support of our nation’s talented public servants.”
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service.
2014 National Sponsors:
The Boston Consulting Group
United Technologies Corporation
Monday, September 22