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    Frequently Asked Questions::What is a performance-based cash award?

    What is a performance-based cash award?

    A performance-based cash award, also commonly known as a rating-based award, is a lump-sum cash payment authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4505a and 5 CFR 451.104 and requires only the most recent rating of record as the sole justification for the award.

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