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    Frequently Asked Questions::Are there amount restrictions for granting cash awards?

    Are there amount restrictions for granting cash awards?

    Yes. The Office of Personnel Management must approve any cash award that grants an individual over $10,000. For awards over $25,000, the President must approve the amount over $25,000. The Department of Defense and the IRS do not have to obtain OPM approval for awards over $10,000 and below $25,000. (This does not apply to SES performance awards and rank awards for SES and SL/ST employees).

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