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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

Are rating-based performance awards subject to the $10,000 and $25,000 approval thresholds?

Yes. Under statute and the implementing regulations, such awards are subject to the OPM and Presidential approval, respectively.

Note: The Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service only have to seek approval from OPM to grant awards over $25,000.

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