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Last Chance to Nominate a Peak Public Servant


If you know of someone who’s working above and beyond the call of duty in your organization, now is the time to try to get him or her for some recognition. Because time is just about up to nominate peak-performing public servants for this year’s Service to America medals.

Nominations are being accepted through midnight Friday for the awards, known as the Sammies, which are sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service. The medals are presented in eight categories, including Call to Service, Career Achievement, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and Science and Environment. The awards also honor a Federal Employee of the Year. All career civilian federal employees are eligible.

Winners are chosen based on the impact of their work on meeting the needs of the nation, on-the-job innovation, and commitment to public service. Finalists will be recognized at a Capitol Hill event during Public Service Recognition Week in the spring, and winners will be honored at a gala event in the fall. Last year’s event went on even in the face of the government shutdown.  

Click here for more information and to submit a nomination

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Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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