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Frequently Asked Questions Performance Management

What is meant by the regulatory language, "an agency shall assure that a program does not conflict with or violate any other law or Governmentwide regulation?"

In designing their award programs, agencies have a responsibility to look beyond the award regulations themselves and make sure that the specific reward and incentive programs that are being proposed do not conflict with other laws or regulations. Examples of other rules that can be directly related to incentive/reward schemes are procurement, travel, Fair Labor Standards Act, and tax withholding. These compliance issues surface most often when we are asked to review an agency's proposal for an innovative award scheme.

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