Nominations Sought for Presidential Rank Awards

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By on May 20, 2013 in Current Events with 0 Comments

OPM has put out a call for agency nominations for federal employees whose service merits the highest level of recognition through a Presidential Rank Award.

The Presidential Rank Award was established by statute in 1978 as a means of recognizing outstanding performance of senior executive employees.

OPM noted in the memo that in light of the current fiscal conditions, heads of Federal organizations should carefully consider all nominations and should expect an extremely rigorous review process for the awards: “Although it is critical to recognize exceptional Federal service, the current budgetary climate may unfortunately constrain the ability to provide monetary awards such as these in some or all cases.”

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