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Here’s Your Chance to Vote Someone On To Government’s All-Star Team

The Kansas City Royals sent eight players to the 2015 All Star Game. The Kansas City Royals sent eight players to the 2015 All Star Game. Jeff Roberson/AP

Last week, the American League beat the National League in baseball’s annual All-Star Game, with a team of starters voted on by fans across the country (especially those of the Kansas City Royals).

This fall, the annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals winners, representing the all-stars of federal service, will be unveiled. And this year, for the first time, you can vote for one of the winners. The Partnership for Public Service, which runs the awards, has added a new People’s Choice category.

The 30 finalists for this year’s medals are all eligible to win the People’s Choice Award, which will be presented this fall at a gala dinner in Washington. The winner also gets a special reception in his or her office.

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award, and closes on Sept. 30.

The finalists also are eligible to win in the program’s eight traditional categories, including Citizen Services, Management Excellence and Federal Employee of the Year. The recipients of those awards are chosen by a committee including representatives from government, academia and the private sector.

Click here to view the finalists and vote for the People’s Choice Award

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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