Nominations Overview

General Guidelines

  • Nominations for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals will close on January 16.
  • Nominations for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals must be submitted using the online application form.
  • The nominator must choose one medal category per nomination (nominations may be moved and/or copied into additional or different categories by award officials).
  • Nominations may be submitted by any person familiar with the nominee and his or her work.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Individuals involved in the selection process, including members of the Selection Committee, may not submit nominations.
  • Nominations that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be accepted.

Nomination Instructions

To begin a new nomination, go to the online application form and begin entering your nomination information. There are five major sections to the nomination form:

  • Nominee Information
  • Nominator Information
  • Submitter Information (this section should only be filled out if the person submitting the online application is doing so on behalf of the nominator)
  • References
  • Accomplishment Summary and Description

Saving an Incomplete Nomination
It is possible to save a partially completed nomination form. By clicking the Save as Incomplete button at the bottom of the form (instead of the Submit Nomination button), you will receive an email that provides information to return to your nomination and complete it later. Note: The fields in bold are required to save a partially completed nomination form.

Submitting a Nomination
To submit a completed on-line nomination form, click the Submit Nomination button. You will receive a confirmation receipt and a link to your completed form via email. Note: The fields marked with a red * are required to submit a nomination.

Changing a Submitted Nomination
Once you submit a nomination, you will no longer be able to edit it online. In the event that you need to make changes to a submitted nomination, please send an email to sammies@ourpublicservice.org or call Amy Bortnick at (202) 464-5382.


Nomination Support

If you have questions about the nominations process please check our frequently asked questions. If you would like to receive next year’s call for nominations or have additional questions, please send an email to sammies@ourpublicservice.org or call Amy Bortnick at (202) 464-5382.

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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