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Partnership celebrates 2022 Sammies finalists with a rooftop reception

On Thursday, May 5, the Partnership welcomed the finalists from the 2022 Service to America Medals®, or the Sammies, to a reception on the rooftop of the Partnership’s new office in downtown Washington, DC. The reception included honorees’ families and supervisors as well as agency senior leaders and Partnership staff.

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Safety, Security and International Affairs finalist: Kiera Berdinner

During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Kiera Berdinner, program officer at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, a finalist for the Safety, Security and International Affairs medal.

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COVID-19 Response finalist: Dr. Diana Bianchi

During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Dr. Diana Bianchi, director at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a finalist for the COVID-19 Response Medal.

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Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement finalist: Mitchell Zeller

During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Mitchell Zeller, the director of the Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration, a finalist for the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Medal.

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Science, Environment and Technology finalist: Steven Musser

During Public Service Recognition Week 2022, the Partnership is spotlighting some finalists in each award category for this fall’s Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program. This post features Steven Musser, the deputy center director for scientific operations at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, a finalist for the Science, Environment and Technology Medal.

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Five honorees reflect on the power of the Sammies

The Service to America Medals spotlight federal employees’ significant contributions to the health, safety and security of our nation. Here, five Sammies honorees from over the years reflect on what the recognition from federal leadership, media, celebrities and the public has meant to them.

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Thank you, Dr. Francis Collins

As another pandemic-scrambled year nears an end, the Partnership thanks a bright light in government who both oversaw COVID-19 work on vaccines and treatments and has worked to buoy federal employees throughout the pandemic: Dr. Francis Collins.

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Recognizing Volcker Alliance President Thomas Ross

On Nov. 17, 2021, Volcker Alliance President Thomas W. Ross announced that he will step down from his current role at the end of this year. We commend Ross’ leadership and public service and reflect on the initiatives that brought the Partnership and the Alliance together, working closely and collaboratively to promote a stronger civil service.

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