Happy Wednesday! Know of a government worker that deserves recognition? Nominate your favorite Fed for a Service to America Medal by the end of January and they might win up to $10,000.
The Partnership for Public Service collects the nominations, selects the winners and then distributes eight "Sammies" at a big ceremony in September. There's the prestigious Federal Employee of the Year Medal, and seven other categories: Homeland Security; Career Achievement; Call to Service; Citizen Services; National Security and International Affairs; Justice and Law Enforcement; and Environment, Science and Technology.
The Partnership picks the winners based on three criteria: the impact of the nominee's work on meeting the needs of the nation, their on-the-job innovation, and their commitment to public service.
Any and all career civilian federal employees are eligible, and anyone can submit a nomination at servicetoamericamedals.org through January 29, 2010.