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2014 Service to America Medals Finalists Announced

May 4, 2014

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today announced the 33 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists—outstanding federal employees who are making high-impact contributions to the health, safety and welfare of countless Americans and others around the world.

The Service to America Medal finalists remind us about the true value and spirit of public service,” said Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service President and CEO. “Their stories showcase the good that our public servants do each and every day behind-the-scenes on behalf of the American public.”

The Service to America Medals have earned the reputation as the most prestigious awards to honor America’s civil servants. The finalists will be honored on May 6 in Washington, D.C. as part of Public Service Recognition Week.

The finalists’ achievements range from improving the health care of paralyzed veterans, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and enhancing ambulance safety to protecting investors from fraud, using civil rights laws to help abused and exploited workers, safeguarding the nation’s seaports from terror threats, ensuring the well-being of our warfighters and making discoveries about the origins of the universe.

A list of the 33 Service to America Medal finalists can be found here.

The finalists are contenders for eight Service to America Medals, including Federal Employee of the Year. Medal categories include Science and Environment; Homeland Security and Law Enforcement; National Security and International Affairs; Citizen Services; and Management Excellence. Medal recipients will be announced on September 22 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The Service to America Medal recipients will be chosen by a committee that includes leaders from government, academia, the private sector, the media and the philanthropic community. Renamed the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals in 2010 to commemorate the organization’s founder, the program has honored more than 400 outstanding federal employees since its inception in 2002. More information about the program and the 2014 finalists’ achievements is available at

National sponsors for the 2014 Service to America Medals are Chevron and ConantLeadership. Additional sponsors include Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Airbus, ForeSee and McKinsey & Company.

The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. Visit for more information.