5 CFR 451.105 - Award restrictions.
(a) In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4508, agencies shall not grant awards under this subpart during a Presidential election period to employees who are -
(1) In a Senior Executive Service position and not a career appointee as defined under 5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(4); or
(2) In an excepted service position of a confidential or policy-determining character (schedule C).
(b) In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4509, agencies shall not grant cash awards under this subpart to employees appointed by the President with Senate confirmation who serve in -
(1) An Executive Schedule position, or
(2) A position for which pay is set in statute by reference to a section or level of the Executive Schedule.