Federal worker awards contest seeks nominations
Awards season is underway in Hollywood (the People's Choice Awards were last night, the Golden Globes are soon and the Oscars are next month) -- and nominations are now being accepted for one of Washington's top rank-and-file honors.
The Partnership for Public Service is seeking nominees for the 10th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, considered the most prestigious honor possible for rank-and-file feds.
Prizes are awarded in nine categories, including Federal Employee of the Year, and winners receive cash prizes totaling $3,000 to $10,000.
Last year's winners met with First Lady Michelle Obama and attended a Capitol Hill ceremony in their honor. (Full disclosure: The Washington Post -- which maintains a content-sharing deal with the Partnership -- also hosted the winners for lunch.)
Nominations for worthy federal employees will be accepted at servicetoamericamedals.org through Jan. 31.
| January 6, 2011; 9:00 AM ET
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