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On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, the Partnership for Public Service announced The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists – outstanding federal workers who are making high-impact contributions critical to the health, safety and well-being of Americans.

The 32 finalists were honored at a Capitol Hill breakfast on Wednesday, May 5, as part of Public Service Recognition Week.

The finalists are contenders for eight prestigious Sammies, including Federal Employee of the Year, set to be presented on September 15 at a Washington, D.C. black-tie gala. The Service to America Medals have earned a reputation as the most prestigious awards dedicated to celebrating America’s civil servants.

“Too often the people who do our nation’s work go unnoticed, that’s why the Service to America Medals are so important,” said Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service President and CEO. “They tell the true stories of the remarkable work that our federal employees do each and every day. You’re seeing government at its very best.”

Seventeen of the medal contenders are from the D.C.-metro area; others hail from Boston, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Cleveland, Urbana, IL, Boulder, Denver and Golden, CO, San Francisco, Norman, OK, and Killeen, TX. Two finalists live and work in Afghanistan and one is in Haiti.

The finalists work at the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, State, Treasury, the EPA, FAA, FCC, GAO, NASA, NTSB, ODNI and SSA.

Visit the links at left to learn about the 2010 Sammies finalists.

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.

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