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The Awards section of the OHR website details the types of awards that are used at the NIH. These awards range from recognition awards (Special Act, On-the-Spot, Performance, Time Off, QSI, Referral, Suggestion & Invention) to the NIH Director’s Award and HHS Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service.

Award Categories

Guidance on Awards for Fiscal Year 2015

  1. FY2015 Awards Guidance .pdf icon 
  2. CY 2015 Performance Management Appraisal Program (PMAP) Performance Plan Establishment Guidance .pdf icon 
  3. SMARTHR PMAP and Awards Guide .pdf icon 
  4. OMB/OPM Guidance on Awards for Fiscal Year 2014 External Web Site Disclaimer
  5. CFR Guidance on Calculating SES Aggregate Salaries

Monetary and Non-Monetary Awards

Honorary Awards

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