• VA grabs two Sammies nominations for innovations benefitting Veterans

    Two VA programs and its leaders have been named finalists in the 2020 Sammies Awards. The recognition is for health care programs which have transformed Veterans' lives.

  • VA employees among federal government workers honored with 2019 Sammies awards

    Two VA employees were awarded the 2019 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) Oct. 16 for career achievement and excellence in management by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.

  • VA employees among federal government workers honored with Sammies awards

    Marcy Jacobs and VA’s Digital Service team received the award for streamlining and simplifying online processes for Veterans.

  • VA employees among federal government workers honored with Sammies awards

    VA's Marcella “Marcy” Jacobs and VA’s Digital Service team received the Management Excellence Medal during the Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards

  • Service to America finalist: Helping disaster victims receive aid more quickly while saving the government money

    Jordan Manos, a VA engineer, improved the system used to assess flood damage from hurricanes and other major storms, helping residents receive aid more quickly and saving the government millions of dollars in appraisal costs.

  • Service to America finalist: Digital tools for Veterans enhance access to benefits and services

    Marcella Jacobs and the VA Digital Service team created online digital tools for Veterans to more easily access benefits and services, delivering a high-quality and seamless user experience.

  • VA researcher receives top public service recognition for work on behalf of disabled Veterans

    Rory Cooper was honored for his work designing innovative wheelchairs and other assistive technologies, which have markedly improved the mobility and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Veterans and other people with disabilities.

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