Selection Process and Committee

SELECTION PROCESS

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

  • Federal Employee of the Year
  • Career Achievement
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Management Excellence
  • Safety, 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 in the early fall.


2022 SELECTION COMMITTEE

Craig P. Abod

President
Carahsoft

Adam Conover

Host
The G Word

Mo Elleithee

Executive Director
Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service

Heather Gerken

Dean
Yale Law School

Ronnie Heyman

Co-Founder
Partnership for Public Service

Shirley Jones

National President
Blacks in Government

Sara Mogulescu

President
Volcker Alliance

Craig Newmark

Founder
Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Steven Preston

President and CEO
Goodwill Industries International

Kai Ryssdal

Host
Marketplace

Natalie Tran

Co-Executive Director
CAA Foundation

Kate Bolduan

Anchor
CNN

JR DeShazo

Dean
LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Harvey V. Fineberg

President
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Anand Giridharadas

Writer

Kenneth Jessell

Interim President
Florida International University

Nancy Lindborg

President and Chief Executive Officer
David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Rep. Stephanie Murphy

U.S. Congresswoman (FL-07)
U.S. House of Representatives

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President
Emerson Collective

Tony Reardon

National President
National Treasury Employees Union

Christoph Schweizer

CEO
Boston Consulting Group

Dr. Gregory Washington

President
George Mason University