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Time-Off Awards

The Time-Off Award is an alternative to the Cash-in-Your-Account and Special Act Awards. This award is an excused absence granted without charge to leave or loss of pay.


All NOAA employees are eligible for this award except:

  1. Officers appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, or by the President alone, to positions for which rates of basic compensation may exceed the maximum rate provided in the General Schedule
  2. Employees who do not have a regular, established tour of duty prescribed in advance (i.e., employees who are intermittent)
  3. Employees paid on a fee basis
  4. NOAA Corps Officers
  5. Senior Executives


DOC Performance Management Handbook (Recognition Section) Chapter 13

Award Values and Limitations

Submitting a Nomination

Page last edited: October 18, 2017

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