'Oscars of Government Service' Finalists Announced

By Eric Katz

May 6, 2013

Thirty-one federal employees are finalists for the 2013 Service to America Medals for their achievements in a range of fields including hurricane forecasting, medical advancements and green energy development.

“The Service to America Medal finalists remind us all about the true value and spirit of public servants,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, the organization behind the awards. “Too often we only appreciate our government workforce in times of emergency or when services are no longer available to us. The medals shine a spotlight on the important work they do each and every day.”

Winners receive cash awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000.

The finalists will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday and the winners will be selected in October. The honorees’ accomplishments include:

A full list of the nominees is available here.

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By Eric Katz

May 6, 2013

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