Department of the Army Regulation 672-20

Decorations, Awards, and Honors

Incentive Awards


1 April 2014

Effective date: 1 May 2014

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 006494001

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History. This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This regulation provides policy on the use of both monetary and honorary incentive awards for civilian employees. It covers invention, superior accomplishment, performance, honorary, and public service awards, as well as Quality Step Increases.

Applicability. This regulation applies to all direct-hire Army civilian personnel (including U.S. Army Reserve technicians and foreign nationals) paid from appropriated funds. Where specifically referenced, this regulation also applies to nonappropriated fund employees, indirect-hire employees, and private citizens. Portions pertaining to inventions and scientific achievements also apply to all Active Army and U.S. Army Reserve personnel, including cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. This regulation does not apply to Army National Guard personnel including National Guard technicians.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, (DAPE-CPS), 6010 6th Street, Building 1465, Room 104, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5595.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, (DAPE-CPS), 6010 6th Street, Building 1465, Room 104, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5595.

Distribution. This regulation is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 672-20, dated 17 December 2013.


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