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Items used effectively and efficiently as informal recognition award items are often extremely casual and low-cost. In addition, informal recognition awards typically have more informal approval procedures and presentation settings than honorary awards. However, it is important to remember that some contribution must still form the basis for using an informal recognition award and be clearly acknowledged as part of any presentation, however informal.Items presented as informal recognition awards must meet the following criteria:
The item must be of nominal value. The value of the award should be commensurate with the contribution being recognized. These awards recognize contributions that would not ordinarily merit formal recognition. No exact dollar value is set as nominal. Nevertheless, agencies are expected to use good judgment and remember that nominal generally refers to a low monetary value.
The item must take an appropriate form to be used in the public sector and to be purchased with public funds. Some items may be inexpensive but still not be appropriate. Agency officials are responsible for determining that the items used as informal recognition awards demonstrate good judgment and preserve the credibility and integrity of the Federal Government's awards program.
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