An award winner is selected for each of the following categories:
For each category, nominees must show:
* Promising Innovations is a new category the Partnership for Public Service introduced in 2017 to recognize federal employees who are developing cutting-edge technologies or driving innovative approaches that have demonstrated measurable success and great potential but are still in progress. Promising Innovations, which replaced the Call to Service category, will also highlight young people who have made important contributions toward a significant accomplishment early in their federal careers.
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:
Winners are announced at a black-tie gala in the early fall.