Yes. There are some award restrictions regarding political appointees depending
on the nature of their appointment. Non-career SES members are not eligible for
performance awards or Presidential Rank Awards. In addition, section 4508 of
title 5, United States Code, prohibits Senior Executive Service employees who
are not career appointees and employees in confidential or policy-determining
Schedule C positions from receiving awards during a Presidential election period
(June 1 of a Presidential election year through January 20 of the following
year). Meanwhile, PAS appointees (employees appointed by the President with the
advice and consent of the Senate) may not receive awards at any time.
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