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    Frequently Asked Questions::What is the difference between an "honorary award" and an "informal recognition award?"

    What is the difference between an "honorary award" and an "informal recognition award?"

    Honorary awards are generally symbolic and usually do not use monetary recognition at all. They are a gesture of respect given to employees to recognize their performance and value to the organization. Many agencies include this traditional form of high-level, formal recognition as part of their overall incentive awards programs. Informal recognition awards, on the other hand, are a type of award that may be given to reward performance that otherwise might not merit an award such as cash, time-off, or an honorary award. Agencies use these awards to provide more frequent and timely informal recognition to employees.

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