Washington, D.C. – The Secret Service’s National Pandemic Fraud Recovery Coordinator Roy Dotson and the agency’s CARES Act Team have been recognized as a group finalist in the Partnership for Public Service’s annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program. The Sammies are the premier awards program honoring excellence and innovation in federal service.
Special Agent Dotson and the CARES Act Team were selected from more than 400 nominations, and will be considered within the Safety, Security and International Affairs category for conducting a nationwide criminal investigation that recovered $1.2 billion in stolen federal pandemic relief payments meant for small business and the unemployed. This team of investigative experts additionally halted the dispersal of $2.2 billion more in fraudulently requested funds.
Since its inception in 2002, the Sammies have honored more than 650 outstanding federal employees. Special Agent Dotson and the CARES Act Team are among 30 federal employees across 22 federal agencies honored as 2022 Sammies finalists for their outstanding contributions to safety, public health and sustainability across our nation and the world. All finalists are also eligible for the Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award.
Visit www.servicetoamericamedals.org for more information on the awards and the 2022 finalists.