“Sammie” isn’t Uncle Sam’s nickname, but it does represent him well.
The Sammies honor him and the workers who make government good in so many ways. The partnership released the names of the award finalists as part of Public Service Recognition Week, which began Sunday.
“When you hear the breadth and variety of the Sammies finalists’ accomplishments, you understand why they deserve to be honored,” said Max Stier, president and chief executive of the partnership. “Federal employees excel in areas ranging from agriculture and food safety to education and public health. Their work not only serves this country, but countries and people around the world.”
That work saves lives.
Among the many accomplishments: improving tests for the toxicity of household and workplace chemicals, demonstrating that the body’s immune system can be used to fight cancer, protecting people from major earthquakes and battling Ebola in West Africa.
Read more in the Federal Diary.