The Partnership for Public Service is ready to accept nominations for next year’s honorees and needs your help. Each spring, the Partnership for Public Service recognizes more than two dozen individuals and teams who have made significant contributions to the health, safety and prosperity of our country. The Robertson Foundation for Government is a proud sponsor of the program.

Nominate your colleagues for a 2020 Sammies award. Nominees can be new to government or have decades of service. They can directly serve citizens or work behind the scenes to make government more effective. They can serve in any field and work in any part of the country or abroad.

Nominating is easy! Visit to find eligibility and selection criteria, category descriptions and profiles of past honorees. Review the guide to writing a winning nomination for tips on getting your nominees noticed.

Nominations are due January 17, but don’t wait until then. Start your nomination today, and encourage your coworkers and friends to participate as well. There is no limit to the number of nominations an agency or nominator may submit.

Learn more about the history of the most prestigious awards in civil service. Questions? Contact Nola Tolsma at or (202) 869-3084.