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    Frequently Asked Questions::Why did OPM issue these regulations?

    Why did OPM issue these regulations?

    OPM issued these regulations to make clear the following:

    • rating-based cash awards must be based on a rating of record at the "fully successful" level (or equivalent) or higher, and
    • rating-based awards programs, as designed and applied, must make meaningful distinctions based on levels of performance.

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