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NPR 3451.1B
Effective Date: June 04, 2009
Expiration Date: March 04, 2016

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Awards and Recognition Program

Responsible Office: Office of Human Capital Management

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Responsibilities

1.1 Administrator
1.2 Deputy Administrator
1.3 Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters Offices
1.4 Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management
1.5 NASA Center Directors
1.6 Supervisors and Managers
1.7 Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC)
1.8 Center Incentive Awards Program Officers
1.9 Chair, Incentive Awards Board
1.10 NASA Incentive Awards Board

Chapter 2. Awards Based on Performance

2.1 Background
2.2 Performance Award
2.3 Quality Step Increase
2.4 Special Act or Service Award
2.5 On-the-Spot Award
2.6 Time-Off Award

Chapter 3. Employee Suggestion Program

Chapter 4. Non-monetary Awards

4.1 Definition
4.2 Eligibility
4.3 Restrictions
4.4 Career Service Recognition
4.5 Refreshments at Awards Ceremony

Chapter 5. NASA Honor Awards Program

5.1 Background
5.2 Eligibility
5.3 Description of NASA Honor Awards
5.4 Annual Call for Nominations
5.5 Expert Panels and Evaluation of Nominees
5.6 Out-of-Cycle Agency Honor Awards

Chapter 6. External Awards

Appendix A. Special NASA Awards Programs

Appendix B. Incentive Awards Board Membership


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