Samuel J Heyman Service to America Medals®

The "Oscars" of federal service.

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies, honor outstanding civil servants who improve our lives for the better.

The premier public service awards program, the Sammies:

  • Highlight excellence in our federal workforce.
  • Help to build trust in government.
  • Inspire talented and dedicated individuals to join the federal workforce.

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About the Service to America Medals

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to make our government more effective. 

The Sammies honorees represent the many exceptional federal workers who are doing just that—breaking down barriers, overcoming huge challenges and getting results. Federal employees are responsible for many noteworthy and inspiring accomplishments that are seldom recognized or celebrated, and we aim to change that through the Sammies awards. 

Watch highlights from the 2023 Sammies

Relive the celebration of our 2023 honorees at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., featuring remarks from leaders in the public and private sectors.


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