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Once a year, the federal government celebrates its employees' achievements in Oscar-like fashion. The Service to America Medals recognize the most innovative federal employees or teams that are making a difference for the public. The Partnership for Public Service has just released the list of 33 finalists. President Max Stier , told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the categories for this year's Sammies nominations.
Andrew Rabens, 30, helps young people from the Middle East and North Africa to be come the next generation of leaders in the their communities.
The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals — or Sammies — recognize federal employees who have gone above and beyond in their work. This year, 33 feds were named finalists in eight categories. Federal News Radio will be interviewing the finalists in the coming weeks.
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.
IRS employee Shauna Henline has helped saved millions in taxpayer dollars by penalizing people who make fraudulent claims.
Thanks in part to the work of Dr. Lynne Mofenson, future generations won't have to worry about being born with HIV or AIDS. The State Department has made ending mother-to-child HIV transmission, what it calls an AIDS-free generation, a U.S. policy priority.
For her work as the National Security Council's director of nuclear energy policy, Joyce Connery is a finalist for the Service to America medals.
When disaster strikes, various levels of government jump into action. But sometimes, work can be doubled up or logistics can be lost because of a lack of integration with the private sector. Dan Stoneking, the director of the private sector in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of External Affairs is working to change that.
Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.
Supervisory Financial Analyst Michael McBride of the Internal Revenue Service is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.