RFG is a proud sponsor of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals– the Sammies– and would like readers to know nominations for the 2019 awards are open until January 28, 2019.
We accept nominations on an annual basis starting in early fall through January 28, 2019. Our online nomination process allows the nominator to start and save a submission and return to it at a later time.
Finalists are announced the first week of May during Public Service Recognition Week and the honorees are announced at an awards gala in Washington, D.C. each fall.
Please read more about the current medal categories below and their specific eligibility requirements before submitting a nomination. The partnership will determine and assign medal categories based on the nominations received.
We welcome nominations for individuals and teams. While we acknowledge that many important accomplishments involve hundreds of federal employees, our honoree recognition is limited to a maximum of three people who represent the team and their achievement.