2021 Nomination Form

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination for the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

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If you have any questions, please contact Nola Tolsma at [email protected] or (202) 775-9111.

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Welcome to the nomination portal for the 2021 Service to America Medals. 
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Nomination Information

Note: For guidance, please read the category descriptions and criteria.
All finalists will be considered for the Federal Employee of the Year award. You cannot specifically nominate someone for this category.

Nominee Information

Note: If you are nominating a team, please enter the information for a single team lead. You will have the opportunity to recognize other team leaders/members below.

Nominees for the Career Achievement category must have 20 or more years of service as of January 1, 2021.

Nominees for the Emerging Leaders category must be under 35 as of January 1, 2021.

Nominee Contact Information

Nominee Office Mailing Address

Team Information

Additional Team Member Information

Nominees for the Emerging Leaders category must be under 35 as of January 1, 2021.

Additional Team Member Information

Nominees for the Emerging Leaders category must be under 35 as of January 1, 2021.

Nominator and Submitter Information


If you know the nominee(s), can describe their work and are submitting this nomination yourself, you're the nominator! 

If you are submitting this on behalf of the person who knows the nominee(s) and can describe their work, you're the submitter! (This includes agency awards coordinators, administrative assistants, etc.)

Submitter Information (this is your information, not the nominator's)

Nominator Information

Reference Information

Identify and provide contact information for three references, including a current supervisor or higher level official, who can verify the information contained in this nomination. The nominator is automatically considered a reference and should not be repeated below.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Reference #3

In one or two sentences, please identify the specific accomplishment(s) for which you are nominating this person or team. The primary accomplishment must be related to the nominee’s work as a federal employee (i.e., not community, volunteer or active duty service).

In 800 words or less:

·         Describe the accomplishment and why it is important to the nation. Where possible, include quantifiable outcomes (e.g., dollars saved or number of people helped).

·         Explain who the accomplishment benefits and how it benefits them.

·         Indicate when the accomplishment occurred.

·         Explain what the nominee did that was innovative or new.

·         For more tips, check out our How to Write a Winning Sammies Nomination guide.