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President Biden, dozens of celebrities honor Sammies winners at virtual celebration

On Nov. 1, the star-studded Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® program honored exceptional federal employees whose work is improving the our country. President Biden joined the celebration to congratulate the Sammies winners, and Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, Kal Penn, Amy Schumer and more actors, celebrities, journalists and athletes joined for a special tribute to Federal Employee of the Year winners Kizzmekia Corbett and Dr. Barney Graham.

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12 exceptional public servants awarded Service to America Medals at the Kennedy Center

On Oct. 28, the Partnership for Public Service hosted the 20th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals® at the Kennedy Center, honoring some of our nation’s most exceptional federal employees. Attendees included agency secretaries, deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, members of Congress, national and local business leaders, Sammies finalists, and others from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

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2021 Sammies People’s Choice Award winners interviewed by CNN’s Kate Bolduan

CNN’s Kate Bolduan speaks with 2021 Sammies People’s Choice Award winners, Ana B. Hinojosa and Eric Choy from Customs and Border Protection. The pair are recognized for their work directing enforcement actions against companies seeking to import goods produced by forced labor in China and other countries as part of a broader human rights effort to curb modernday slavery.

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Sammies finalists honored at Washington Nationals game

A group of 2021 Service to America Medals finalists were honored on-field during a recent Washington Nationals game. The finalists met Nationals Racing President Thomas Jefferson, appeared on the scoreboard’s screen and were cheered by more than 33,000 fans.

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Meet the 2021 Service to America Medal finalists

This Public Service Recognition Week, the Partnership announced the 29 exceptional finalists for the 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists. This year’s Sammies program features a new COVID-19 response category to recognize the federal employees who supported the government’s pandemic response.

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