The Administrator's Award is a combination honorary and monetary award designed to recognize NOAA-specific contributions. The award consists of a plaque and $5,000.00. In the case of group awards, the $5,000.00 is split equally among the members. All awards are funded by the nominating LO/SO. Winners are recognized annually at a formal ceremony held in the Silver Spring Auditorium. Administrator's Awards are granted to individuals and groups; each winner receives an engraved plaque signed by the Under Secretary.
Areas in which significant contributions to NOAA programs will be considered for the Administrator's Awards include:
Policy (see Section 6. Monetary Awards, 01 Administrator's Awards)
Eligibility for the Administrator's Awards includes all NOAA employees (only Federal employees, as defined in 5 USC 2105, are eligible). Members of the Senior Executive Service may receive honorary recognition but are ineligible to receive the monetary award.
After winners are announced:
To ensure the winners will receive their monetary award, submit a Recommendation for Recognition Form (CD-326) — one for each individual or member of a group (note some Office Awards Program Managers require CD-326s to accompany nominations):
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
8403 Colesville Road, Ste 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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