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    Frequently Asked Questions::At what organizational level within an agency should "meaningful distinctions" be made?

    At what organizational level within an agency should "meaningful distinctions" be made?

    Agencies must design the provisions of their programs for rating-based awards to require meaningful distinctions based on levels of performance. All agency representatives who have a role in recommending or approving rating-based awards must adhere to these program requirements when exercising their authorities.

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