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    Frequently Asked Questions::Are there amount restrictions for granting cash awards?

    Are there amount restrictions for granting cash awards?

    Yes. The Office of Personnel Management must approve any cash award over $10,000. For awards over $25,000, the President must approve the amount over $25,000. The Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only have to obtain OPM approval for awards over $25,000. (This does not apply to SES performance and rank awards for SES and SL/ST employees.)

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