The Partnership for Public Service has extended until Friday — Jan. 11 — the deadline for nominations for the 2013 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies).
The eight medals are awarded to federal employees based on three main criteria: impact of their work on meeting the needs of the nation, on-the-job innovation, and commitment to public service. Medal categories include Call to Service, Career Achievement, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Science and Environment, and other categories related to specific government fields.
All career civilian federal employees are eligible, and anyone may submit a nomination.
Thirty finalists will be recognized at a Capitol Hill awards ceremony during Public Service Recognition Week in the spring. The winners will be honored in the fall at a Washington, D.C., gala.
The nomination form is at www.servicetoamericamedals.org. Any nominations started this week will still be considered, according to the Partnership’s Sarah Howe.