Sloan Award Nominations

Do you know an outstanding NYC public servants? Nominate them for the Sloan Public Service Awards – “the Nobel Prize of Public Service.” The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has generously supported this program allowing for each honoree to receive a $10,000 prize.

Since 1973, the Fund for the City of New York’s Public Service Awards Program has honored outstanding civil servants whose work performance and commitment to the public transcend not merely the ordinary but the extraordinary – day after day, year after year. In honoring these winners, we also acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated public servants who, with integrity and devotion, perform the work that keeps this complex city, the largest in the United States, running.

Winners are selected from among more than 325,000 eligible workers in the mayoral agencies, the Transit and Housing Authorities, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, the City University of New York, district attorneys’ offices and the public libraries. Winners come from all levels and ranks of New York City’s government with priority given to individuals who have made a career of public service.

To nominate a person, provide a description of the candidate, including significant career information, the particular achievements that occasion the nomination and the qualities the nominee embodies. Names go into a reserve pool, and each nominee is reviewed in due course. Recommendations, once made, need not be renewed. The names of City employees who emerge with the strongest recommendations are submitted to the Selection Panel, an independent group of distinguished leaders serving on the basis of their experience with and knowledge of government. In deliberating and choosing the winners, panel members are guided by extensive profiles of each nominee, descriptions of the contributions made and panelists’ own insights and evaluations.

Deadline is April 30.