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News Release

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

President George W. Bush Selects 2006 Presidential Rank Award Winners

Washington, D.C. - President George W. Bush has recognized recipients of the prestigious Presidential Rank Awards for 2006. Each year, the President honors an elite group of career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL) and Scientific and Professional (ST) corps who are selected for their outstanding leadership, accomplishments and service over an extended period of time in some of the nation's most critical positions in the federal government. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers the Presidential Rank Award Program.

"These award winners should take pride in being selected by President George W. Bush," said Linda M. Springer, Director of OPM.  "They have worked hard and have produced results for the American people."

Springer noted President Bush has conferred the 2006 Presidential Rank Award on 297 executives representing 33 agencies and departments.

The Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive and Senior Professional may be awarded to one percent of career members of the SES and SL/ST corps and includes a cash award of 35 percent of basic pay.  The Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive and Senior Professional may be awarded to no more than five percent of the career SES and SL/ST corps, and includes a cash award of 20 percent of basic pay. Each winner is also presented with a signed certificate from the President.

A list of the Presidential Rank Award recipients for 2006 is located on OPM's website at and

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