Selection Process and Committee

Selection Process and Committee

SELECTION PROCESS

An award winner is selected for each of the following categories:

  • Federal Employee of the Year
  • Career Achievement
  • Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Management Excellence
  • National Security and International Affairs
  • Science and Environment

For each category, nominees must show:

  • Strong commitment to federal service
  • A significant accomplishment within their field that meets the needs of the American people
  • Excellence in customer service to citizens or other beneficiaries

Following a careful review and vetting process by the Partnership for Public Service, finalists are selected and announced in late spring.

Award recipients are chosen from the field of finalists by a selection committee comprised of national leaders representing government, business, entertainment, media and the non-profit/foundation community. The members of the selection committee rank the finalists in each category based on:

  • The significance and impact of their accomplishments
  • How well they foster innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • The extent to which they exemplify excellence in public service

Winners are announced at a black-tie gala in the early fall.

2019 SELECTION COMMITTEE

Suzanne Clark

Senior Executive Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

John J. DeGioia

President
Georgetown University

John Harris

Founding Editor
POLITICO

Amy Hood

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft Corporation

David Kappos

Partner
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Michael Lewis

Author

Martha MacCallum

Anchor, The Story
Fox News

Evan Osnos

Staff Writer
The New Yorker

Charles H. Rivkin

Chairman and CEO
Motion Picture Association of America

Rajiv J. Shah

President
The Rockefeller Foundation

Max Stier

President and CEO 
Partnership for Public Service  

J. David Cox, Sr.

National President
American Federation of Government Employees

Adam F. Falk

President
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Ronnie F. Heyman

Chairman
GAF Industries

Barbara Humpton

CEO
Siemens USA

Governor Mike Leavitt

Lester Lyles

Chairman of the Board
United Services Automobile Association

Alan Murray

Chief Executive Officer
Fortune

Tony Reardon 

National President
National Treasury Employees Union 

Thomas W. Ross

President
The Volcker Alliance

U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona

U.S. Representative Robert Wittman

Virginia