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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Rank Award

An award granted by the President to career SES members, following nomination by their agency and recommendation by the Director of OPM. Meritorious Executive rank is sustained accomplishment and carries a lump-sum payment of $10,000. Distinguished Executive rank is for sustained extraordinary accomplishment and carries a lump-sum payment of $20,000 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423).

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